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.
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;
• Expertise and Technology - Businesses offer expertise to help government improve prevention, response and recovery.
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 >>
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:
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 jturner@CAresiliency.org.
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.
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