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BICEPP - Helping Businesses Become Disaster Resilient
Founded under the direction of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley in 1983

BICEPP: a non-profit professional association of emergency management and business continuity professionals from both the private and public sector.

Mission: Our goal is to provide a forum for information exchange to enhance emergency preparedness and contingency planning within the business community.

Website: On this site, you’ll find a list of BICEPP's scheduled events; links to programs and events of interest to our members and friends; articles, links and resources helpful for the business and disaster communities; and specific disaster related information for the business community. Scroll down and use the buttons to navigate our site. If you are new to BICEPP, we hope you will consider joining BICEPP to gain access to reduced event fees and resources reserved for BICEPP members only.

BICEPP's logo is considered proprietary. If you would like to use it on your website or on other promotional material, BICEPP must approve the use prior to any use.

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BICEPP Event Calendar -  Select an Event to Register
Page down for specifics on current and past events

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

2022 BICEPP Annual Awards Dinner Was Awesome

Thursday, November 17th, 2022, 6 - 10pm

The Proud Bird Events Center (near LAX)

It was an especially meaningful, wonderful and emotional hosting this year's Awards Dinner after two years of COVID cancellations. It was a truly fantastic event, made possible through the work of several dedicated BICEPP members, directed by the persistence of 37-year member and officer holder Chris Wright. If you missed this year, please put Nov 2023 on your calendar now.

The 2022 award recipients are as 

    • President’s AwardUSGS ShakeAlert®
    • Rising Star - Nathaniel Moore - Safe-T-Proof
    • Award of Excellence
      • Mark Benthien – Earthquake Country Alliance
      • ALERTWildfire
      • Glen Granholm – Safe-T-Proof
      • Mona Bontty – CalOES (retired)
      • Dr. Rita Burke – USC - Keck School of Medicine
    • Award of Recognition
      • Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (T-CEP)
      • Quake Cottage
      • Carol Parks – City of Los Angeles EMD
      • Jill Barnes – LAUSD
      • John Bwarie – Stratiscope

2022 BICEPP Awards Dinner


Wonderful Evening.

2023 BICEPP Award Nominations...
...will open in January 2023. Watch this space for details.

BICEPP Board of Director Meetings

BICEPP has decided to continue holding its monthly 2021 Board of Director Meetings virtually until the threat of COVID-19 is significantly reduced. Each meeting is held from 7:30 am to 10:00 am, usually on the first Friday of the month. Please register by clicking the respective date in the calendar below.

NOTE: All scheduled Board meetings are listed as Virtual. As soon as in person meetings are available to BICEPP, we will update our site to reflect where we will meet again as a team.

Please send relevant job openings to BICEPP for posting consideration.

Current postings here

Updated April 21, 2022

Sponsor Five Annual BICEPP Members

Fifty dollars can be a challenge for many in today's cash strapped world. However, you can help. For $250, you or your company can sponsor 5 annual BICEPP memberships of your choosing. Or you can ask BICEPP's membership committee to award them on your behalf. To kick this new program off, SAFE-T-PROOF has committed the first $250. Please email for information. We can also tell you how to contribute and register one or more of your chosen memberships. Your commitment is for one year, but can be repeated forever, if desired.

Click Here, Then Select the "Register Now" Button


From our Northern Friends

Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine, April 1, 2022
A deadly earthquake absolutely, positively will ravage Seattle at some point. Here’s how to survive it.

Become a BICEPP Member

BICEPP Membership Brochure Here     Sign-up for Membership Here

Questions, requests, comments - please email

A Special Thanks to BICEPP's Generous Benefactor Sponsors



A Special Thanks to BICEPP's Corporate Sponsors


             Survival Educators

Stay Ahead of Your Next Earthquake

Earthquake Warning California

Earthquake Warning California
is the country’s first publicly available, statewide warning system that could give California residents crucial seconds to take cover before you feel shaking. Managed by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Earthquake Warning California uses ground motion sensors from across the state to detect earthquakes before humans can feel them and can notify Californians to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” in advance of an earthquake.

 the App here:  Apple iOS Google Android


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Thank you presenters. A few dozen professionals learned about ShakeAlert and the value to the business community.

Building an Earthquake Resilient Business - Sep 22

2022 BICEPP ShakeAlert Panel Discussion Flyer


These world-renowned experts will shed light on the history, insights, access, and important real-world use in business:

  1. Introduction to ShakeAlert (Dr. Robert de Groot)
  2. Benefits of ShakeAlert to the Business Community (Margaret Vinci)
  3. Cedar-Sinai Hospital ShakeAlert Implementation Case Study (Ryan Tuchmayer)
  4. ShakeAlert Earthquake Drill Manual (Dr Gabriel Lotto)


Bio details here
Dr. Robert de Groot -“Introduction to ShakeAlert”

Margaret Vinci - “Benefits of ShakeAlert to the Business Community”
Ryan Tuchmayer - “Cedar-Sinai Hospital ShakeAlert Implementation Case Study”
Gabriel Lotto - “ShakeAlert Earthquake Drill Manual”

BICEPP Members - sign into the Members Only Access section to access the Webinar.


Dan Wahl did great job of putting California Tsunami's in perspective.

Tsunami Hits Ventura

May 12, 2022 

Dan Wall, City of Ventura Emergency Manager, will:

  1. Discuss the impact a tsunami had to Ventura in Jan 2022 (there have been at least nine since 1812 causing local damage).
  2. Present exerts from the “After Action Report” outlining damage and several recommended solutions going forward.
  3. Take-aways include: How do you assess the risk of a tsunami? Who will be in charge? How do you assess damage? And solutions going forward

Tsunami Hits Ventura County.pdf

Another well received BICEPP Workshop for Emergency Management Professionals
Family Reunification - Earthquake

Virtual Tabletop Exercise on April 1, 2022



BICEPP is hosting a Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) sponsored by the FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI). This VTTX will focus on reunifying unaccompanied minors and separated or missing children with their parents or legal guardians in the aftermath of a disaster. 

Handouts available for BICEPP members in the Members Only section of the website

A Well Received Training
Free Virtual Tabletop Exercise (Mar 10, 22)


BICEPP is hosting Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) sponsored by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). It is being provided at no charge. This VTTX will focus on the role of your organization(s) in response to potential consequences of an earthquake, as well as the interdisciplinary and interagency coordination at the Federal, State reginal and local level. This scenario can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures. The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting. Lead facilitation for the exercise will be coordinated by EMI, with local facilitation provided by BICEPP.


BICEPP Earthquake Flyer.pdf


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Preparing Your Business to Survive the Next Disaster

...and even the next one!
Free Webinar - Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:00 to 11:00 am

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Emergencies and disasters are a part of life in Southern California. Our businesses and industries should be prepared. 

Ines Pearce is an expert in business resiliency and will present 
the best ways to ensure your business is prepared to survive the next disaster and all disasters to follow.

Active Threat - Vehicle as a Weapon
Virtual Tabletop Exercise
July 15, 2021: 9am – 1pm PST 


BICEPP is hosting Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) sponsored by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). It is being provided at no charge. This VTTX will focus on a simulate an attack taking place using a vehicle as the weapon and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures. The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting, and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures. Lead facilitation for the exercise will be coordinated by EMI, with local facilitation provided by the participating agency. 

BICEPP Active Threat - Vehicle VTTX Flyer.pdf

BICEPP's Virtual Mixer was a great. Thanks to all who participated.

2021 May 19 BICEPP Virtual Networking Flyer.pdf




\Cyber Security - Virtual Tabletop Exercise

April 22, 2021      9:00 am - 1:00 pm PST (Free Webinar)

BICEPP is hosting Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) sponsored by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). It is being provided at no charge. This VTTX is designed for organizations interested in raising awareness of cyber risk management, cyber related planning, and other issues related to cyber incident prevention, protection, and response. The scenario will focus on increasingly complex and severe cyber threats, beginning with general information on a potential security risk and culminating with the containment, eradication, and recovery from a cyber-incident.


Download Flyer - 2021 Apr 22 BICEPP Cyber Security VTTX Flyer TK.pdf

Healthcare Emergency Management in the Era of COVID-19 (April 7 2021)

Video recording is available to BICEPP members:

Members Only Access

Emergency management in a healthcare environment has its own unique challenges, especially in the time of COVID-19. UCLA Health’s Emergency Management Program uses an “all hazards” approach to ensure effective mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery to disasters and emergencies that affect the hospital environment of care. With this approach, UCLA Health was able to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to progress on other emergency preparedness initiatives and maintaining readiness for other disasters. 

Flyer - 2021 Apr 7 Healthcare Webinar.pdf


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"Anticipating the Behavioral Challenges of COVID-19 & Civil Unrest" (Dec 9)

This webinar will help professionals working in emergency management, business continuity, security and public safety roles better manage the consequences of the current threat landscape. Steve Crimando of Behavioral Science Applications LLC, will address the unique behavioral elements of COVID-19 and civil unrest, as well as providing approaches to anticipating and responding to the human impacts of these events.

Resources: Webinar Flyer Here     WFH SECURITY WHITE PAPER.PDF     BICEPP CHAPTER MEETING.pdf    

"ShakeOut - for Staff Working from Home" (Oct 21)

Caltech's Margaret Vinci will discuss the challenges of preparing for a disaster duri ng times of COVID-19. Since so many staff are working from home offices, make sure they are included in your disaster plans & ShakeOut Drill. Resources for the ShakeOut Drill for staff working from home will be provided. 

Webinar Flyer Here      Video recording is available to BICEPP members  Members Only Access

"The Birth of CERT" (Sep 2)

LAFD Assistant Fire Chief Frank Borden, aka “The Father of CERT”. Frank will talk about the - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program from the beginnings in Los Angeles to the nationwide FEMA program we know today.
BICEPP The Birth of CERT Flyer.pdf 
Video recording is available to BICEPP member  Members Only Access

"EARTHQUAKES: Why all businesses SHOULD do what California Hospitals MUST do" (Jun 24)

Join BICEPP board member Glen Granholm of Safe-T-Proof, for an informative talk covering recent changes to the California Building Code as well as guidance from OSHPD (The Office of Statewide Healthcare Planning & Development) that clarify the changes. These resources can make it easier for organizations to decide what items in their facility should be secured in advance of an earthquake.

"How Social Media Has Devastated Public Relations" (Feb 12)

How has social media has changed the relationship a company has with the public during and after a crisis?  Ken Kondo, an expert in dealing with the press and social media, will share his experiences and answer questions on how social media has changed our world.

Devastated Social Media BICEPP Flyer.pdf

DHS Announces Funding Opportunity for $1.87 Billion in Preparedness Grants

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced the release of the funding notice for eight different types of preparedness grants worth nearly $1.87 billion. Together, these programs provide more than $1.8 billion in critical funding to assist our state and local partners in building and sustaining capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other disasters.

Information Here

Cost of Disasters

Billion-dollar natural disasters hit the U.S. a record 22 times in 2020 (FastCompany - Jan 9, 2021)


Revised Order Issued:
Latest Info Here and Here

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LA Mask Project

Download Mask Art for your Business Location (July 25, 2020 - City of Los Angeles)

Participate - Several Options Exist

Check Out:
Californians For All - Volunteers

Follow guidelines & give blood if possible
Find Out Where

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Oct 21, 2021 - Many Resources

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Check these resources out from their 2020 workshop:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Earthquake Country Alliance SoCal replaced its normally in-person Spring workshop with a special webinar version on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The overall theme was Concurrent Disasters: What if an earthquake occurred during a pandemic?


  • Responding to an Earthquake in the COVID-19 Era, Jenny Novak (California Office of Emergency Services)
  • COVID-19 as a Teachable Moment for Inclusive (DAFN) Earthquake Preparedness, Heidi Rosofsky (Global Vision Consortium)
  • Map Your Neighborhood Program overview: Margaret Vinci (Caltech) - Former long-time BICEPP Board Member.
  • Secure Your Space, Mark Benthien (Southern California Earthquake Center)
  • Announcement of 2020 ECA SoCal Mini Awards recipients
  • ECA Resources, Updates, Announcements


Video Recording (YouTube)

View Transcript (automated, may contain errors)

PowerPoint Slides (PDF)


COVID-19 Cancelled our 2020 Annual Awards Dinner. But we are Gearing up for a Creative 2022...Stay Tuned.

Here's a Recap of the Awardees from our 2019 Annual Awards' Dinner - Awesome E
Held on November 21, 2019 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at The Proud Bird Events Center (near LAX)

Each year we recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions supporting our mission. BICEPP’s Annual Awards event is a great networking opportunity to meet BICEPP members and other disaster management professionals. And, as always, we conclude with our "world" famous exciting free raffle. Here are this year's awardees:

2019 Invitation.pdf
Meet the 2019 BICEPP Awardees - Bios Here

President's Award

Jeff Edelstein
Owner, SOS Survival Products
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Award Of Excellent Recipients

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(L to R) Joffe Emergency Services School Safety Team; Hector Corral - Project Manager, HSAC@SPP; QuinnWilliams; The Big One Podcast – KPCC (not shown); 
LA Fleet Week; & Nathan Wolfstein – Be More Prepared

Recognition Awardees

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(L to R) Annie Kao - Simpson Strong Tie; Kate Long - The Lucy Jones Foundation for Science And Society;Ines Pearce - Pearce Global Partners;
James Pellegrini - COPE Preparedness; & Dave Dezotell - ETC Building & Design

Rising Star Awardees

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(L to R) Lorraine Schneider - The Walt Disney Company; Lorianne Bundick - UCLA Emergency Management; Jacqueline Fernandez-Ireland - NBCUniversal; 
Carlos Reyes-Andrade - HSAC@SPP; & Ryan Hubbard - WorkSafe Technologies

Disaster & Business Recovery Information & Events of Interest





The 7.1 Ridgecrest, California earthquake is an example of a high magnitude, relatively low intensity earthquake. Though the shaking in the town of Ridgecrest was stronger than the 7.0 Anchorage earthquake, it was less than the shaking felt in the 2014 6.0 Napa earthquake, and much less than either the 1994 6.7 Northridge earthquake or the 2011 New Zealand 6.3 earthquakes...


Planning for Business Operations After Earthquakes

Courtesy of Los Angeles County - Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)

Contributions from BICEPP's Immediate Past President Chris Wright

2019 - Planning for Business Operations After Earthquakes by LAEDC.pdf

NY Times Article June 4, 2019

Buildings Can Be Designed to Withstand Earthquakes. Why Doesn’t the U.S. Build More of Them?

Article Here

Dr Lucy Jones spoke in Granada Hills on Aug 16, 2019 to packed house

Dr. Lucy Jones, renowned seismologist and author of The Big Ones , spoke about Preparing For Increased Risk From Natural Disasters in Granada Hills. Dr Jones in one of the foremost experts on natural disasters, especially the long term affects on Los Angeles environs. It was arranged by BICEPP member Bill Hopkins and the board of the Southern California Preparedness Foundation ( Read More Here

Principles and Techniques of Securing Your Business & Home

Informative video from one of BICEPP's Board members -  principles and techniques of anchorage.....

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Glen Granholm, Vice-President of Safe-T-Proof Presents:

How do you know what items need to be secured? Determining the best bracing protocol. This video will answer many of your questions.

Glen is also a member of BICEPP's Board of Directors in addition to being an "anchoring" expert.

Check out this very informative video

NOTE: This post is not a BICEPP endorsement of a product or service. However, it is something we feel our membership and disaster professionals will find extremely helpful. We are always interested in credible materials that will better prepare each of us to survive unexpected emergencies.


Supporting Employees During Times of Extreme Circumstance
From: California Resiliency Alliance, Business Recovery Managers Association, and Association of Continuity Professionals. March 29, 2018

From hurricanes in the Gulf Coast to active shooter incidents, and wildfires in the west, the United States had its share of extreme circumstances in 2017. 

This report serves to provide insights into how public and private sector organizations are supporting their employees during times of extreme circumstance. The anonymous responses from participants, included in each section, hopefully inspire ideas within your own organization.

The survey was designed to capture free-form responses from a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors. This allowed participants to elaborate on the formal and informal methods their organizations have in place to support employees. 

Supporting Employees During Times of Extreme Circumstance Report 03.29.2018.pdf


Life Saving Active Shooter Information - too many needless deaths
What Would You Do Saying

LA County SheriffIn light of the terrifying events that unfolded on the campus of #?UCLA, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that there is guidance and information, as well as materials and workshops to better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation.

What would you do

Please review #?LASDs “Surviving an Active Shooter”, created to help people answer the question “What Would You Do”:






Watch video here: LA Active Shooter Video


On this site, you can also find links to materials produced by other agencies that will help you develop an action and emergency response plan.

How To Protect Yourself: A Chronology, Initially published November 16, 2015
Editor's Note: Events such as the Nov. 13 Paris attacks cannot always be predicted, but there are steps you can take to avoid imperiling yourself even more than the situation itself does. Click on the links to the following analyses, culled from the minds of Stratfor security experts, to learn how to increase your chances of survival should the worst happen.
Main Article Topics - Includes Several Helpful Links:
1. What is Your Best Weapon
2. Building Blocks of Personal Security: Reacting to Situation Danger
3. Building Blocks of Personal Security: Situational Awareness
4.Conversation: Reacting to Active Shooter Situations

Workplace Homicides from Shootings


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There were 500 workplace homicides in the United States in 2016

Homicides accounted for 10 percent of all fatal occupational injuries in the United States in 2016. There were 500 workplace homicides in 2016, an increase of 83 cases from 2015. The 2016 total was the highest since 2010. Of the workplace homicides in 2016, 409 (82 percent) were homicides to men and 91 (18 percent) were homicides to women. Homicides represented 24 percent of fatal occupational injuries to women in 2016 compared with 9 percent of fatal occupational injuries to men.

More info at


Active Shooter Preparedness - US Department of Homeland Security
HomelandSecurityLogo.jpgThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aims to enhance preparedness through a ”whole community” approach by providing training, products, and resources to a broad range of stakeholders on issues such as active shooter awareness, incident response, and workplace violence. In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter, and these situations are by their very nature are unpredictable and evolve quickly. DHS offers free courses, materials, and workshops to better prepare you to deal with an active shooter situation and to raise awareness of behaviors that represent pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters.

Contents on this website...:

  • Active Shooter Resources for Law Enforcement and Trainers: The National Summit on Multiple casualty Shootings, Progress Report on the President’s Executive Actions to Help Reduce Gun Violence, The Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and Active Shooter Web Portal
  • Active Shooter Training Provided by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)
  • Active Shooter: What You Can Do Course
  • Active Shooter Webinar
  • Active Shooter Workshop Series
  • Active Shooter: How to Respond Resource Materials
  • Options for Consideration Active Shooter Preparedness Video
  • Conducting Security Assessments: A Guide for Schools and Houses of Worship Webinar
  • U.S. Secret Service (USSS) Active Shooter Related Research

Without An Emergency Plan...

SBA - Planning for Disasters in Advance

Small business owners invest a tremendous amount of time, money and resources to make their ventures successful, yet, many owners fail to properly plan and prepare for disaster situations. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, an estimated 25 percent of businesses do not reopen following a major disaster. You can protect your business by identifying the risks associated with natural and man-made disasters, and by creating a plan for action should a disaster strike. By keeping those plans updated, you can help ensure the survival of your business.  SBA Business & Disaster Webpage


SBA - Emergency Preparedness Resources 
The resources below can help you develop a plan to protect your employees, lessen the financial impact of disasters, and re-open your business quickly to support economic recovery in your community.



City of Los Angeles - Emergency Management Department

LA City LogoLA EOM LogoWith approximately 4 million residents and 400,000 business firms, the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) has the enormous task of planning and preparing all City departments, residents and businesses for man-made and natural emergencies, as well as coordinating subsequent response, recovery and mitigation efforts. We work to resolve the challenges in emergency management. Our goals are designed to be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound (SMART).

Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD) Operations Links...


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Website here...


County of Los Angeles - Office of Emergency Management

LAC CEO OEM LOGOLA County home_collageThe Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has the responsibility for organizing and directing the preparedness efforts of the Emergency Management Organization of Los Angeles County. OEM is the day-to-day Los Angeles County Operational Area coordinator for the entire geographic area of the county. This broad responsibility includes:


Planning and Coordination * Operations • Training • Technical Operations • Public Education


Planning & Coordination Includes:

Maintaining an approved Operational Area Emergency Response Plan • Providing ongoing leadership and coordinating disaster plans and exercises with the 88 cities, 137 unincorporated communities and 288 special districts in the county • Assisting County departments to develop department emergency plans which address how they will perform both their non-deferrable missions and Operational Area duties during disasters • Assisting County departments with development of facility emergency plans for every occupied County facility • Supporting and advising the Board of Supervisors, Emergency Management Council and Emergency Preparedness Commission • Supporting and advising the Board of Supervisors in matters pertaining to their role as elected officials during emergencies and disasters.


Cal OES - Governor's Office of Emergency Services

For Businesses & Organizations - one of 27 divisions of Cal OES

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Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today's world including natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and widespread serious illness such as the H1N1 flu virus pandemic. Human-caused hazards include accidents, acts of violence by people and acts of terrorism. Examples of technology-related hazards are the failure or malfunction of systems, equipment or software. 

If you are not sure whether your property or business is at risk from a disaster caused natural hazards, be sure to check the MyHazards website.



CAL OES - California State Threat Assessment System 

CalStateThreatAssesmentLogoProtecting society through shared information and communication

The State Threat Assessment System (STAS) helps safeguard the communities of California by serving as a dynamic security nexus comprised of the State, four Regional and a major urban area Fusion Center.  The STAS assists in the detection, prevention, investigation and response to criminal and terrorist activity, disseminates intelligence and facilitates communications between state, local, federal, tribal agencies and private sector partners, to help them take action on threats and public safety issues. The STAS is a key component of California's Homeland Security Strategy.



LA Times Earthquake Recent Articles
Earthquake fault maps and other articles

Lack of preparation for massive earthquake could bring catastrophe, report says
Los Angeles Times, June 23, 2016
LA Times Unprepared Article

Southern California’s smaller cities and large businesses must take the threat of a crippling earthquake far more seriously than they have been, a committee of business, public policy and utility leaders said Thursday, saying action is needed to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a catastrophe.”

Despite strides made by the city of Los Angeles to focus on earthquake safety, Southern California still faces significant threats that haven’t been resolved.

One of the most ominous is the looming threat on the edge of Southern California’s sprawling metropolis — the Cajon Pass. It’s a narrow mountain pass where the San Andreas fault — California’s longest and one of its most dangerous — intersects with combustible natural gas and petroleum pipelines, electrical transmission lines, train tracks and Interstate 15 north of San Bernardino. 


LA Times Article here....LA Times Article Link here...

Earthquake Country Alliance Logo2The Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) is a public-private partnership of people, organizations, and regional alliances that work together to improve preparedness, mitigation and resiliency.

ECA provides information and resources to help everyone who lives, works, or travels in earthquake country get prepared to survive and recover quickly, by following the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety.

The links are very helpful, as well as this FEMA video: When the Earth Shakes by FEMA


USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
USGS LogoThe USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP), established by Congress in 1977. We monitor and report earthquakes, assess earthquake impacts and hazards, and research the causes and effects of earthquakes.

Facts, Fiction, & Friction: The Threat of Earthquakes in the U.S

March 30, 2016 "Larry King Now" Interview With Lucy Jones


“We are absolutely at risk. Plate tectonics goes on here in California. We are sitting on a plate boundary. We have to have an earthquake the size of Northridge every decade or so on average....People are afraid of dying by the earthquake, but you should really be more afraid of being bankrupted by the earthquake. Eighteen hundred dead but 213 billion dollars in losses was our estimate when we worked it all out for this. 300,000 buildings lose more than ten percent their value.”
Website highlights here Larry King Now March 30, 2016 or enjoy the entire Interview (28 minutes) here.
BICEPP wishes Dr. Jones well in her expected very busy retirement....
"Meet Lucy Jones, the EarthquakeLadySmithsonian, Feb 2012

San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says....

The San Andreas fault is one of California’s most dangerous, and is the state’s longest fault. Yet for Southern California, the last big earthquake to strike the southern San Andreas was in 1857, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured an astonishing 185 miles between Monterey County and the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles. It has been quiet since then — too quiet, said Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center.


California quake warning system could start sending public alerts by 2018 - Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2016
LA Times graphic of how the system works.Early earthquake warning systemIn a major reversal, Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking state funds for a fledgling earthquake early warning system for California, which would allow for a limited rollout of alerts by 2018.
A limited rollout of the system in two years would mean that places such as classrooms, offices, shopping malls, amusement parks and police and fire stations could have ready access to alerts that would give seconds, and perhaps more than a minute, of warning before strong shaking comes in a big earthquake. LA Times graphic of how the system works.

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