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The CRA relies on the generosity of businesses and foundations - no membership fee is required to join or participate, but we depend on donations to fund our work.


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The CRA brings businesses and government together in a public-private partnership to strengthen our capacity to prevent, protect, respond and recover from natural disasters, pandemic flu or terrorism.  In previous disasters, business-government collaboration has been chaotic – with little or no advanced planning or practice.  We mobilize California businesses in advance to improve community resiliency through the following initiatives:

• Cross-Sector Coordination - Businesses link to state and local government emergency operations centers (EOCs) and information “fusion centers” to improve communication and coordination during disasters;

Public Health Collaboration - Companies assist public health departments in a pandemic or biological attack;

Disaster Resources - Businesses pledge resources (facilities, equipment, transportation) through a web-based disaster asset registry called CRADAR that can be quickly tapped;

Expertise and Technology - Businesses offer expertise to help government improve prevention, response and recovery.

• Helping Partnerships Statewide - We facilitate and link partnerships around California by sharing lessons and best practices.

Launched in 2005, the CRA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that relies on the generosity of the business community and foundations.   Learn More >>


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Situation Report group

May 14, 2014, 08:30pm - San Diego County fires update:

Firefighters Battle 5 Fires in North San Diego County – Evacuations and Closures

There are five active fires in the hills between Temecula and San Diego being fueled by the hot temperatures and Santa Ana winds: (

Washingtonia Fire near San Marcos

Tomahawk Fire near Camp Pendleton,

Highway Fire near Deer Springs,

Poinsetta Fire near Carlsbad

Bernardo Fire near Rancho Bernardo (25% contained as of 04:20pm)

Interstates and roads closed, Legoland amusement park evacuated, San Onofre nuclear power plant evacuated as a precautionary measure, and numerous school districts are closing schools over Thursday and Friday. Homes and businesses have been damaged and destroyed and thousands of acres have burned.

Information about road closures, school closures, evacuations and available shelters is provided by San Diego County Office of Emergency Services at:


The Bay Area Public Private Partnership Resiliency Initiative is Underway!

The CRA is working with the business communities in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, the Cities of San Jose and Oakland to facilitate pre-disaster planning and partnerships to support disaster response, and economic and community recovery.

What will the Bay Area Public-Private Partnership Initiative accomplish in 2013?

The goal of the four-month initiative is to build more sustainable relationships, communication, and coordination between businesses and the emergency agencies in participating jurisdictions by:

  • Building mutually beneficial partnerships between government and business networks and companies
  • Launching Private Sector Resiliency Advisory Committees of business and association representatives to inform and continue public-private sector engagement and create a Public-Private Partnership Strategic Plan to serve as a capability-building roadmap.
  • Recruiting and training a team of Private Sector volunteers to represent the business community in Emergency Operation Centers along with an updated Private Sector EOC Representative Activation Guide as a resource for those representatives.
  • Organizing workshops with businesses and government participants to reinforce cross-sector relationships and gather input on the developed materials and plans.

How can CRA Business Partners Participate?

To get involved and begin building stronger relationships with your government partners, download the BAPPPRI overview for business partners here and contact Jim Turner, Projects Director, at

This effort is made available to our Bay Area businesses and OpAreas through a partnership with the Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative that has provided the support for the project.


Your company has resources such as supplies, transportation, distribution capabilities, IT/communications, construction equipment and facilities that are much-needed in a disaster. You want to ensure that these resources reach those in need on time - a challenge that has, in previous disasters, seemed insurmountable as emergency managers take valuable time trying to find resources. Government cannot do it alone but needs the participation of the private sector -- in advance.

Your company can increase the cost effectiveness and impact of its disaster relief in-kind donations. The California Resilience Alliance Disaster Asset Registry (CRADAR) is a database of pre-identified private sector resources available to emergency management officials in time of emergency.

Register your assets >

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