HSEEP typically recommends at least one year to design an exercise of this scale. With only a five-month timeframe, we adjusted our approach to meet Santa Clara County’s needs.

Silicon Valley ShakeOut Exercise

Santa Clara County, CA

Evaluating the 2012 Silicon Valley ShakeOut Exercise

Building upon their 2011 exercise, we designed, conducted, and evaluated a unique, day-long full-scale exercise for Santa Clara County. Instead of focusing on the first eight hours of the response, this exercise began 96 hours after a catastrophic earthquake, allowing the emergency management community to exercise elements of plans and procedures that had never been exercised, identifying new strengths and gaps in a no-fault learning environment.

To ensure realism, we facilitated a tabletop exercise to address response and recovery actions within the first 96 hours. These results were used to develop EOC action plans and preloaded WebEOC information for exercise players.

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Services

  • Risk Management & Vulnerability
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Markets

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Regions

  • West
  • transportation
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  • Silicon Valley ShakeOut Exercise
  • Risk management & vulnerability
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Location

Santa Clara County, CA

Completion Date

2012

Client

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services
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