SF CARD has been named to serve as the community preparedness liaison for the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (BAUASI) Training and Exercise Program (TEP). 

SF CARD, in its role as community preparedness liaison, will work with Voluntary/Community Organizations Active in Disaster (V/COADS), health care coalitions, Community/Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams (C/NERT) networks, and other community partners to share training and exercise needs as well as information about TEP activities and provide a platform for ongoing stakeholder feedback. Moreover, as Community Preparedness Liaison, SF CARD’s vision is to provide frequent opportunities for community preparedness partners to participate in a wide range of training and exercise events and to train with first responders. 

To effectively carry out these tasks, SF CARD will facilitate monthly meetings among regional community partners including Collaborating Agencies’ Disaster Relief Effort (CADRE), Alameda Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (VOAD), Center for Volunteer Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) and others to assess needs throughout the BA UASI footprint.

If you would like some additional information about this program, please contact Phyllis Onstad, SF CARD Program Manager, Phyllis@sfcard.org.

The mission of Bay Area UASI is to improve regional capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist incidents and catastrophic events. The Bay Area UASI works in close collaboration with diverse stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels. The BAUASI region includes the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma, plus the three cities of Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose.


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