Burlingame, California

Risk Management & Safety

The City has multiple Risk Management and Safety Programs.

The City-wide Safety Committee meets quarterly, with a representative from each location/department. Email safetycommittee@burlingame.org

Current members are:
  • Michael Heathcote - Chair, Corp Yard
  • Rich Holtz - Parks
  • Sonya Morison - HR
  • Mirene Benitez - City Hall Alternate
  • Rachel Norwitt - City Hall
  • Dena Gunning - Fire
  • Sidney Poland - Library
  • Nicole Houghton - Recreation
  • Robert Boll - Police
  • Kevin Dawdy - Corp Yard
The Corp Yard and the Parks Yard both have their own monthly Department Safety Committee meetings.

NEW! Good Catch! Testimonials - Incentive Give-away!

Have you witnessed a “Good Catch”? Let your Safety Committee department representative know! And you can win a prize!

The first ‘Good catch!’ to be posted online will receive an incentive gift, a 72-hour complete emergency survival kit for a family of 3. We will then do a drawing at the end of November, December, and each month until the 3 kits purchased by the Safety Committee have been given out.

This is the EVERLIT Complete 72 Hours Earthquake Bug Out Bag Emergency Survival Kit for Family. There are 3 to give-away. Emergency Kit Picture

1st WINNER! Congratulations PAUL MAILAU, for the first Good Catch! reported. See the details below. An Emergency Kit is coming your way Paul! Who will be next???

A Good Catch is recognition of an event or circumstance which had the potential to cause property damage or injury / illness, but did not occur thanks to a correction action and/or timely intervention following the reporting. Have you witnessed a “Good Catch”? Let your Safety Committee department representative know!

Good Catch!

Parks employee, Paul Mailau noticed that two bolts on a swing chain were loose and in danger of coming apart. He immediately, secured the play equipment to prevent others from accessing it in a compromised state. He then contacted the appropriate employee to make the repair. Paul's attentiveness and immediate action prevented a potential incident that may have resulted in injury.

Burlingame Organizational Compass


Community Service

Community service that is responsive to and meets the needs of the public by:
  • Being dedicated to the community we serve
  • Involving and understanding our community
  • Anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of our citizens

Ethical Organization

Ethical organization that interacts with the public and each other in an honest and professional manner by:
  • Treating people with respect and dignity
  • Taking responsibility for our decisions, statements and actions to the organization and community
  • Dealing with differences and conflicts in a professional, respectful and authentic fashion

One Organization

One organization that fosters positive relationships and teamwork by:
  • Being part of the solution
  • Crating and maintaining constructive relationships while respecting individual contributions
  • Focusing on the issues and needs of the organization and community
  • Encouraging behavior that builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Emphasizing self-initiative, sonstant improvement and employee involvement

Positive Leadership

Positive leadership that is nurturing and forward-thinking by:
  • Recognizing the leadership role all employees play in the community
  • Encouraging innovation and creativity
  • Leading by example
  • Being supportive, humanistic and compassionate