Hosts and Staff Get Ready at Airbnb’s Summer of Safety Fair

At Airbnb, we know hosts work hard to provide amazing experiences for their guests. With safety as the foundation for any great trip, we hosted a Summer of Safety Fair at Airbnb Headquarters to connect hosts and employees to local and national emergency preparedness resources.

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On July 26, 2016, San Francisco hosts met with local and national leaders in safety preparedness at Airbnb                                     headquarters. Hosts and Airbnb Staff learned practical skills to ensure their safety in the event of an emergency.

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Representatives from SF SAFE spoke with hosts, answered questions, and presented on safety best practices.                               Learn more about SF SAFE’s programs, including the Neighborhood Watch program, on their website http://sfsafe.org/. 

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Host and owner of Earth Shakes Suzanne Tateosian offered resources hosts could share with their guests.                                 Learn more about earthquake safety at their website https://earthshakes.com/.

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Members of PG&E’s emergency preparedness team gave a hands-on demonstration on how to turn off the gas valve                   in an emergency.

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A host snaps a picture of the emergency gas valve during a PG&E safety presentation so she can locate the meter at her home.

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A member of the San Francisco Fire Department’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) teaches hosts how to           lift, crib, and secure a fallen item during a rescue attempt.

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Hosts successfully save their “neighbor” from the collapsed building using NERT’s cribbing skills. To find a free NERT     training in your neighborhood, visit http://sf-fire.org/training-schedule-registration.

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Randy Brawley, Preparedness Analyst and Planning Officer at FEMA, taught hosts how to finalize their family plans to ensure everyone’s safety in an emergency. To learn more about preparing your community, check out America’s PrepareAthon at ready.gov/prepare

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To learn more about host events and the impact of home sharing in your neighborhood, find your city on our homepage.