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.

We encourage you to Join the Alliance.

 

Event graphic for ECA Bay Area Winter 2024 Workshop with description and picture of attendeesECA Bay Area Winter 2024 Workshop:
Materials now available

Discussions at the UC Berkeley Seismology Lab focused on “slow slip” and earthquakes on the nearby Hayward fault (with a visit afterwards at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), the Bay Area CERT Coalition, funding opportunities, and plans for the Loma Prieta 35th anniversary.


Graphic about the ECA Bay Area Fall 2023 Workshop with date with a picture of the meeting facilityECA Bay Area Fall 2023 Workshop:

The workshop included a debrief about this year’s ShakeOut, updates about Earthquake Early Warning and FEMA resources, overviews of ECA’s Mini Awards, and plans for the Loma Prieta Earthquake 35th anniversary.


Graphic about the ECA Bay Area Spring 2023 Workshop with date with a graphic showing different groups of people within interconnected circles.ECA Bay Area Spring 2023 Workshop:
Materials available now!

Learn about coordination of non-profit response during disasters, support for resilience of affordable housing communities, updates about ECA Mini Awards and the HayWired Toolkit, planning for ShakeOut, a commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of ECA, and networking/sharing opportunities.


Graphic about the ECA Bay Area Winter 2023 Workshop with date with a picture of the Alameda County Office of Emergency Services.ECA Bay Area Winter 2023 Workshop:
Materials available now!

Learn from for an in-depth presentation of the HayWired Scenario Exercise Toolkit, this quarter’s Quake Break, an update of ECA activities and more!


Graphic about the ECA Bay Area Fall 2022 Workshop with date with a graphic showing two people creating an emergency plan.ECA Bay Area Fall 2022 Workshop:
Recording and materials available now!

Talked about SFO emergency plans, recent earthquakes, and mitigation incentives; to play Run Your Resilientville; and to network!


Other Past Workshops (some with recordings)

 

ECA Bay Area Coordinating Committee

  • Dena Gunning, Central County Fire Dept. (San Mateo County): Chair
  • Ray Bonilla, Elevance Health: Chair
  • Jeff Airth, SFO Airport Emerg. Management: Chair and Regional Workshops Coordinator
  • Theresa Langdon, Alameda County OES: Participation Bureau Coordinator
  • Chief David Cosgrave, San Mateo County DEM: Events Bureau Co-Coordinator
  • Kacey Treadway, Santa Clara County OEM: Events Bureau Co-Coordinator
  • Janet Ruiz, Insurance Information Institute: Media Bureau Co-Coordinator
  • Susan Garcia, USGS: Communications Coordinator
  • Wendi Ellis, US Department of Health and Human Services: Membership Coordinator
  • Mark Benthien, SCEC/USC: Regional Alliance Liaison

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