Earthquake Country Alliance, Bay Area

Earthquake Country Alliance, Bay Area (ECA Bay Area) is one of three regional alliances that comprise the statewide Earthquake Country Alliance, a public-private-grassroots partnership of leading earthquake professionals, emergency managers, government officials, business and community leaders, and others. ECA is best known for coordinating the annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill and developing multi-sector educational resources. Funding for ECA activities is provided by FEMA’s Building Science Branch as part of its support for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Earthquake Program.

Earthquake Country Alliance Bay Area is the new name of the Bay Area Earthquake Alliance (which was founded in 2009 by the USGS as an ECA Regional Alliance). The new name better indicates the statewide relationship with the statewide organization and helps to standardize statewide branding and messaging. We will soon be expanding this webpage to provide more information and opportunities for participating.

If you are an advocate for earthquake safety, we encourage you to complete our ECA Associate Application.

RSVP for the August 15, 2018 ECA Bay Area Regional Workshop in Dublin.

Summary of the February 23, 2017 ECA Bay Area Regional Workshop in Fremont.

Summary of the August 30, 2016 ECA Bay Area Regional Workshop in San Francisco.

ECA Bay Area Coordinating Committee
Bob Beecher, Cisco Emergency Preparedness and Response (Chair)
Daniel Homsey, City and County of San Francisco (Chair)
Jennifer Lazo, City of Berkeley Fire Department, Office of Emergency Services (Chair)
Susan Garcia, USGS (Associate Communications Coordinator)
Dena Gunning, Oakland Fire Department (Regional Workshops Coordinator)
Frank Doyle, Allied Universal (Membership Coordinator)
Janet Ruiz, III (Media Bureau Coordinator)
Kathy Gerk (Participation Bureau Coordinator)
Jill Dutchover, Alameda County Fire Department (Events Bureau Coordinator)
Lia Turk (EPIcenter Network Coordinator)
Larissa Paschyn, Amgen (Sector-Based Committee Coordinator)
Sharon Sandow de Groot (ECA Bay Area Regional Alliance Liaison)

We are expanding the Coordinating Committee. If you are interested in volunteering please email for more information.