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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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February 13, 2014 Advisory:

BART Riders Urged to be Aware of Measles Symptom:

According to an advisory distributed by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), BART Riders are being urged to seek medical attention if they exhibit any symptoms of measles after CCHS learned that a person infected with the contagious disease traveled on BART in the East Bay last week. There is no known immediate threat, BART riders and employers are advised to be watchful and to take appropriate precautions.

Please find the alert and further information in the Alerts discussion group or by going to:


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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Oakland Public-Private Resiliency Launch at East Bay MUD

April 3, 2014 from 1:15pm to 4:45pm
Please join your Oakland government and private sector partners for the Bay Area Public Private Partnership Resiliency Initiative (BAPPPRI) Launch Meeting, where the California Resiliency Alliance (CRA) will unveil developed materials to promote public-private sector partnerships that support emergency and disaster response and recovery in the Bay Area.  In partnership with the Oakland Office of Emergency Services and the Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), the CRA has been…See More
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Blair Kerley is now a member of California Resiliency Alliance
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"Superb event, thanks for socializing!"
Mar 21
Trevor Wedge is attending Nahal Ghoghaie's event

Highlighting Cross-Sector Partnerships in Preparedness - Registration is Open! at PG&E Auditorium

March 13, 2014 from 7:30am to 3pm
The Federal Executive Board's Emergency Preparedness Working Group and Pacific Gas & Electric have teamed up this year to present another special event: Highlighting Cross-Sector Partnerships in Preparedness: Hayward Earthquake Fault Scenario - This year's annual Emergency Preparedness Training Symposium. Come learn about the Bay Area Earthquake Plan, the USGS "HayWired" Project, and Expert Panelists on Health, Transportation, Utilities, Communications, and Individual and Community…See More
Mar 21

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