Citizen Corps Council Hosts Recognition Event, Disaster Response Speakers

Citizen Corps Council Hosts Recognition Event, Disaster Response Speakers

The Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services will host its annual recognition event, Calamities Happen: What You Need To Know on Thursday January 18, 2018 in the City Council Chambers from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This year, we will hear from speakers Brandon Bond from Stanford Health Care, Tom Brocher from the USGS, and Jeff Norris from San Mateo County OES who will share experiences and knowledge from some of the country's most disastrous events, including the devastating 2017 fires in California. The public is invited to attend this free event.

Annual Recognition Event and Calamities Happen: What You Need To Know

6:30 p.m.: Reception
7:00 p.m.: Program start
9:00 p.m.: Program end 

Palo Alto City Hall Council Chambers
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

2017 Award Recipients:

United States Health and Human Services Disaster Medical Assistance Team, CA-6
Susanne Jul: Creative Crisis Leadership
Ce Ci Kettendorf, Block Preparedness Coordinator (BPC)
John Mori, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

About our featured speakers:

Tom Brocher, Research Geophysicist at the USGS Earthquake Science Center
Tom is a research geophysicist at the USGS Earthquake Science Center, in Menlo Park, where he has worked for 32 years. He has served as Director of the Earthquake Science Center and as USGS Coordinator for Northern California Earthquake Hazard Investigations and is a recognized expert in earthquake hazard assessment, mitigation, and preparedness. Tom helped assemble a detailed 3D geologic and seismic velocity model for northern California used for computer modeling of the 1868 Hayward, 1906 San Francisco, and 1989 Loma Prieta earthquakes.

Brandon Bond, Administrative Director, Office of Emergency Management, Stanford HealthCare
Brandon is the administrative director of the Office of Emergency Management at the Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health. He serves as a Safety Specialist with Bay Area Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT). Brandon has been an Emergency Medical Technician since 1995 working in both Fire and Emergency Medical Services and has extensive experience being deployed to disasters including the Haiti Earthquake, Hurricanes Gustav, Ike, Katrina and Rita, Super Typhoon Haiyen and Sri Lanka following the Indonesian Tsunami.

Jeffrey Norris, Emergency Service Coordinator, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, Office of Emergency Services
Jeff has been an Emergency Services Coordinator with the Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services since 2004 and an active member of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team since 1978. Jeff brings a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in public safety and from the private sector. Prior to his career in the Sheriff's OES, he was an industrial manufacturing engineer for several high tech firms in the bay area. Jeff is primarily assigned to technology related projects due to his background. Jeff has degrees in Industrial Engineering from San Jose State University and has attended both a firefighting and level II police officer academy.

Download the event flyer in PDF here.

Last Updated: January 11, 2018