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Urban Shield Green Command 2017

Urban Shield Green Command 2017

CERT members,

You are cordially invited to participate in Urban Shield 2017, a comprehensive, full scale regional
preparedness exercise assessing the overall preparedness to natural disasters, technological and 
human caused incidents in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Time: 0800-1700
Location: Alemeda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Registration: Instructions are included in the enclosed PDF

The Green Area Command (“CERT Branch”) is one of this year’s ten operational commands that will be hosting CERT scenarios on Saturday, September 9th. CERT scenarios will be based on responses to natural disasters and other major emergencies would be likely to respond to. Each CERT scenario, will require rapid problem identification, hazard analysis, action planning and the prompt, efficient application of job knowledge or skill teams have learned in their FEMA CERT training and follow on training, drills, and exercises.



Participating teams should be prepared to form an incident response organization consistent with their ICS training and their agency’s policies/procedures; conduct light search and rescue operations; document damage they come upon in their assigned area of operations; perform triage when encountering multiple casualties; care for the sick and/or injured; assist with crowd control as directed; assist in public messaging efforts of the community; helping lost individuals and assist those with special needs. CERT teams will participate in four, time-based scenarios. Each scenario will be approximately 2 hours in duration. All teams will be evaluated and graded by at least one proctor who will be a subject matter expert. Those teams with the highest cumulative scores will be selected to receive special recognition at the Awards Banquet on Monday, September 11th.

We are also looking for volunteers to serve as role players – if you are interested in assisting in this capacity please send us a note.

If you have additional questions you can contact Nathan Rainey at Nathaniel.rainey@cityofpaloalto.org.

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Last Updated: June 22, 2017