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.

ECA Bay Area Regional Workshop Summaries:

ECA Bay Area Coordinating Committee Members:

    Bob Beecher, Cisco Emergency Preparedness and Response (Chair)
    Daniel Homsey, City and County of San Francisco (Chair)
    Dena Gunning, Central County Fire Dept. (San Mateo County) (Chair)
    Susan Garcia, USGS (Associate Communications Coordinator)
    Genevieve Pastor-Cohen, City of Richmond Fire Department (Regional Workshops Coordinator)
    Theresa Langdon, Alameda County Office of Emergency Services (Participation Bureau Coordinator)
    Janet Ruiz, III (Media Bureau Coordinator)
    Lia Turk (EPIcenter Network Coordinator)
    Larissa Paschyn, Amgen (Sector-Based Committee Coordinator)
    Lizzie Zuroski, County of San Mateo EMS (Secretary)
    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.