Mayor Gavin Newsom unveiled plans for a monument to honor the San Francisco Fire Department for its rescue efforts and he reminded everyone to have an earthquake plan which includes a "predetermined meeting place" in case the phones are down.
He also pointed out the huge number of buildings that still need to be retro-fitted.
"You've got to take this seriously. If you haven't retrofitted your home, what's taking you so long? It's incumbent. There's nothing more alarming to me," he said.
Earlier in the day, the fire department held an emergency response drill which included the same pump that used sea water to battle the fire in the Marina after the quake.
So far, the neighborhood emergency response team has train 15,000 San Francisco residents.
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