Mayor Pledges San Francisco's Support for San Bruno Residents
At today’s meeting of the San Francisco Disaster Council, Mayor Gavin Newsom and City public safety officials pledged San Francisco’s continued full support and resources to ongoing response and recovery efforts for San Bruno residents impacted by last night’s explosion and fire.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives or who have been injured and displaced by the San Bruno disaster,” said Mayor Newsom. “San Francisco will continue to fully assist and provide mutual aid and recovery to the people of San Bruno. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the men and women of the San Francisco Fire Department, emergency crews, doctors and nurses who responded immediately with mutual aid last night, and for their continued support in the days ahead.”Following a mutual regional aid request last night, the San Francisco Fire Department sent 12 suppression units to the scene, and San Francisco International Airport provided 3 fire suppression units within minutes of the disaster. Many of the injured San Bruno residents were taken to San Francisco hospitals for care and treatment. A full briefing of mutual aid support and ongoing recovery efforts was provided at the regularly scheduled Disaster Council meeting at City Hall.