– PRODUCER – ORGANIZER: RAPID DEPLOYMENT DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAMS
– DONOR – ASSOCIATE: ANIMA RESCUE CENTERS
– PRODUCER: COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER – CHILDRENS GARDEN
– SCOTT DONATES MUCH OF HIS TIME AND INCOME TO COMMUNITY PROJECTS
– Scott Douglas Redmond was tasked, by The City Of San Francisco, with building the post-quake trauma center within 24 hours of the primary shock of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred on California’s Central Coast on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time. With an Mw magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum Modified Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), the shock was responsible for 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries. Scott was required to “break in” to the closed KQED TV studios at midnight, with help from KQED engineers, activate the entire phone bank inside the studios and staff the phones with qualified counselors on an emergency basis. The Loma Prieta segment of the San Andreas Fault System had been relatively inactive since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (to the degree that it was designated a seismic gap) until two moderate foreshocks occurred in June 1988 and again in August 1989.Because it happened during a national live broadcast of the 1989 World Series, taking place between Bay Area teams San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, it is sometimes referred to as the “World Series earthquake”. Rush-hour traffic on the Bay Area freeways was lighter than normal because the game, being played at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, was about to begin, and this may have prevented a larger loss of life, as several of the Bay Area’s major transportation structures suffered catastrophic failures. The collapse of a section of the double-deck Nimitz Freeway in Oakland was the site of the largest number of casualties for the event. Scott has worked earthquake, tsunami, wild-fire and other rapid-deployment disasters. Scott created DEMOCRI-C, The world’s first disaster and refugee recovery App. Steve Jobs helped get it online for the Japanese Tsunami.