Industry Sponsors Disaster Service

Issue 4 and Volume 120.

Industry Sponsors Disaster Service —Ampex Corporation photos. Staff Correspondent Disaster-conscious ever since the 1906 earthquake-fire, the San Francisco Peninsula now boasts a civilian volunteer group ready to work alongside any of the professional emergency services whenever the need arises. Developed by personnel of the Ampex Corporation, an electronics firm in Redwood City, the well-organized Ampex CDS (Community Disaster Services) offers trained manpower to assist at any major disaster in San Mateo County. From the map, it’s clear how vulnerable the county is to a wide variety of catastrophes. Up the long sweep of San Francisco Bay’s industrial and residential western shore lies the approach path of jets heading for Intenational Airport. Along the Pacific are coastal communities open to tidal waves triggered by distant earthquakes. Beneath the Peninsula’s hilly spine runs the San Andreas fault— where experts now warn of a probable reccurence of the 1900 temblor. As flat land…

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