CUEA serves as a point-of-contact for critical infrastructure utilities and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and other Governmental Agencies before, during and after an event to:
The Federal Executive Board's Emergency Preparedness Working Group and Pacific Gas & Electric have teamed up this year to present another special event: Highlighting Cross-Sector Partnerships in Preparedness: Hayward Earthquake Fault Scenario, this year's annual Emergency Preparedness Training Symposium.
Come hear about the Bay Area Earthquake Plan, the USGS "HayWired" Project, and Expert Panelists on Health, Transportation, Utilities, Communications (...are we really having Patrick Meier Skype from Qatar- yes we are!!), and Individual and Community Preparedness, while you network among other emergency preparedness professionals.
· 7:30- 8:00 AM Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast.
· Speaker and Box Lunch.
· Wrap-up 3:00 PM
PG&E will host the no-cost symposium at their state-of-the-art conference center at 245 Market Street in downtown San Francisco. Early response suggests that this event will be well attended, so don't delay registering your emergency preparedness leaders for this outstanding event!
On May 20, 2014 from 0800-1300 EBMUD will be conducting a functional exercise of its emergency operations team and EOC. In most organizations there is a “first string” of staff that fill EOC positions, and too often those who would be their back-ups are not involved in exercises or real events. This exercise will involve a water leak that grows as they often do, and the primary emergency operations team handling the response for the activation of the team and EOC will be wrapping up the first operational period as they exercise starts. Working from the Incident Action Plan from the (simulated) prior operational period, the back-up EOC Management Team and section chiefs, and their respective staffs will come in and be briefed on the exercise, then briefed by the out-going EOT staff. The primary staff will stay through the exercise, acting now as coaches and evaluators for those who have in many cases not served in their role before.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Las Vegas Valley Water District will be invited to observe, as our three agencies are part of a Multi-Agency Mutual Assistance Agreement. Other CUEA agencies that are interested in having an observer attend this exercise may contact Steve Frew, the Exercise Director, at email@example.com or on his cell at 510-867-5292. The location will be the EBMUD EOC at 375 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94506 – very close to the 580 and 880 freeways, and a short ½ block from the 12th Street/City Center BART station. Please contact Steve in order to be invited!