Activities & Events
The Great California ShakeOut
On Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:16am, millions of people throughout California will participate at work, school, and home in the ShakeOut Drill, the largest earthquake preparedness activity in the U.S.
1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake 25th Anniversary Events
Our group is made up of former EMS/Fire/Police medical staff and community members who responded to the Loma Prieta Earthquake in Oakland. Martin Mora, an Allied Ambulance Paramedic who was on the team that rescued Buck Helm after 7 days, is an Executive Director and is helping coordinate the event.
This one-day symposium presents a critical opportunity to highlight the strengthening of Bay Area lifelines since the earthquake, and to spur the work required to make Bay Area cities and communities more resilient to future earthquakes. Local, state, and national elected officials are being invited to participate along with experts in public policy, engineering, mitigation, and resilience, as well as community advocates, to participate in panel discussions with a focus on recommendations for community resilience planning for future regional earthquakes.
At our April 26th Prep Fair we had 2000 visitors, based on the number of program given out and the number of game sheets used. Our focus was preparing for an earthquake for children and pets, with many booths devoted to each. Additionally, we had vendors who sold out of all their earthquake equipment, and exhibitors such as the Fire Dept., school district, Red Cross, Fast Response, Children\'s Hospital and more. Our feedback forms were extremely positive.
Watch a re-premier of the Earthquake film in the California Academy of Sciences Planetarium and learn about San Francisco\\\'s resilience and how to be ready for emergencies. Every Thursday night a new adventure unfolds. Set out with friends on a journey to the stars and to the depths of the sea with a cocktail in your hand and wonder in your eyes— only at NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. 21+, ID required for entry. 6-10 pm Brought to you by the City and County of San Francisco, Red Cross Bay Area Chapter, California Earthquake Authority, and the California Academy of Sciences.
The Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise provides participants an opportunity to practice disaster response in their own homes, neighborhoods, businesses and workplaces. All individuals or community groups are encouraged to participate regardless of their level of CERT training or previous participation in City disaster preparedness activities.
Where were you in \'89? How do I prepare for earthquakes? Join us at the Exploratorium as we share stories of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Jump right into the interactive exhibits and demonstrations that will help you prepare for any emergency. So let\'s come together for the 25th anniversary of the largest earthquake to occur in the Bay Area since 1906 and remember those who lost their lives, honor those who came to aide, and learn how to be ready for the next major earthquake that could occur in our beloved San Francisco Bay Area. And in doing so, enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing how to be prepared for just about any type of emergency, while discovering that you are more prepared than you think!
The Federal Alliance for Safer Homes (FLASH), in partnership with ETC Building & Design, Inc., Safe-T-Proof Disaster Preparedness Co., and Simpson StrongTie will be holding the 2nd Annual Earthquake Preparedness Summit for Businesses on October 30th. Free and open to the public, the event is centered around the introduction of the new FEMA QuakeSmart business continuity toolkit. Attendees will learn from experts the steps needed to become "QuakeSmart Certified", and to address vulnerabilities in structures, systems and spaces.
Beginning October 16th ShakeOut Day, through October 26th join us at The Tech Museum of Innovation to explore earthquake preparedness with hands-on activities, earthquake labs, a chance to ride an earthquake simulator and daily showings of 'Forces of Nature' in our IMAX Dome theater. Participate in the largest earthquake drill in California, 10:16am on 10/16/14 with over 500 school groups and guests as we learn how to protect ourselves in an earthquake and we practice "DROP, COVER and HOLD ON" in New Venture Hall.
USGS public lecture by Research Geophysicist Brad Aagaard on the ground shaking in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The USGS Evening Public Lecture Series events are free and are intended for a general public audience that may not be familiar with the science being discussed. Our speakers are encouraged to thoroughly explain the subject matter being presented, and to define any words or terms that may be unfamiliar to those not having a background or familiarity with the material being presented.