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Quake Heroes Expo @ CSU Northridge

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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On Saturday, February 3, a special public event to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Northridge earthquake was held at California State University Northridge (CSUN). The event was organized with City of Los Angeles Councilman John Lee, the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department, the Statewide California Earthquake Center, and many other partners to remember the lessons and losses of 1994 and to improve safety and resilience today.

Quake Heroes movie poster with images from the film

The event showcased Quake Heroes, a new motivational documentary that blends Hollywood storytelling with real-life heroism from January 1994. The film was created by SCEC with support from FEMA and many sponsors to inspire individual and community resilience.

Expo Location:
CSUN’s University Student Union (Northridge Center Building)

What’s included in a Quake Heroes Expo?

  • Quake Heroes film screenings
  • Comments from officials and special guests (see below)
  • Invited ‘heroes’ from the film
  • Booths for each of the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety (sign up for trainings and alerts, purchase discounted disaster supplies, learn life-saving skills, and more!)
  • Exhibits about the Northridge earthquake and earthquake science
  • Safe-T-Proof Quake Cottage mobile earthquake simulator
  • Opportunity to share your earthquake stories
  • Raffle for preparedness products and other items

Quake Heroes Expo @ CSUN Schedule

10:00am – 3:00pm Seven Steps Information and Safety Fair
10:45am – 11:15am Comments from Officials and Special Guests (see below)
11:30am – 12:30pm First Screening of Quake Heroes film
  1:00pm – 2:00pm Second screening of Quake Heroes

Officials and Special Guests (10:45am)

  • Colin Donahue, Vice President for Administration & Finance/CFO, CSUN
  • John Lee, Councilman, City of Los Angeles District 12
  • Vincent Alvarado, Assistant Chief, City of Los Angeles Fire Department
  • Carol Parks, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department
  • John Weight, Executive Officer, City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety
  • Yvette LaDuke, Program Manager, Cal OES Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcano Program
  • Larry Collins*, Deputy Fire Chief, Cal OES Fire & Rescue Division
  • Ken Hudnut*, Seismic Expert, Business Resiliency Dept., Southern California Edison
  • Donna Boston, Principal Manager, Business Resiliency Dept., Southern California Edison
  • Ken O’Dell*, Principal, MHP Structural Engineers

* Featured in the Quake Heroes film


Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety Host Organizations for this Expo:

  • Step 1, Secure Your Space:
    Safe-T-Proof (bringing their Quake Cottage Simulator too)

  • Step 2, Plan to Be Safe:
    City of LA Dept. of Emergency Management & Southern California Preparedness Foundation

  • Step 3, Organize Disaster Supplies:
    SOS Products

  • Step 4, Minimize Financial Hardship:
    California Department of Insurance & Optimum Seismic

  • Step 5, Drop, Cover, and Hold On:
    SCEC / Earthquake Country Alliance & California Office of Emergency Services & Caltech

  • Step 6, Improve Safety:
    Los Angeles Fire Department &MySafe:LA

  • Step 7, Reconnect and Restore:
    American Red Cross


If you are interested in hosting a Quake Heroes Expo
for your organization or community, visit QuakeHeroes.org.


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February 3
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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