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Shake Out - Chinatown Disaster Drill Exercise

October 21 - 23, 2010, 10:20 am, Drill/Exercise at Portsmouth Square

Event location:
Portsmouth Square
Kearney and Washington Streets
San Francisco, CA (Map)

Contact Person:
Brian Whitlow, San Francisco CARD (Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disaster),, 415-955-8946 ext. 235

Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill

Full Description:
In collaboration with SF CARD, the Chinatown Disaster Preparedness Committee (CDPC) has designed a full-day disaster response exercise aimed to simulate the disaster management cycle (initial 24 hours; 24 - 72 hours; and 72 hours + beyond).

Session 1A: (Required) Initial 24 hours following disaster Time: 10:21am – 11:00am
Location: In your agency
• Practice Duck, Cover & Hold, Agency Evacuation, Status Update, Plan for Future Drills.
Please register at!

Session 1B: (Optional) Time: 11:00am – 11:30am
Location: In your agency
• For Agencies unable to participate in Session 1A and others who are interested
• Communications Drill:
- Inter-Clinic (Chinese Hospital-NEMS-Chinatown Public Health Center) via 800 mhz radios
- Inter-CBO (Portsmouth – CBOs; CBOs – CBOs) via FRS Radios
- Intra-CBO (within On Lok’s building, etc.) via CB Radios

Session 2: (Optional) 24 – 72 hours post disaster 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Location: Portsmouth Square
• Agencies who opt to participate in Session 2 will self-activate at Portsmouth
• Cathay Amateur Radio Club volunteers will set up HAM radio and establish communication with EOC (Connie)
• ICS Tabletop exercise

Session 3: (Optional) 72 hours and beyond 2:00pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Portsmouth Square
• Exercise to test out Bay Area Coordinated Assistance Network (CAN) – Bay Area CAN Members ONLY. \
• An information exchange including a brief overview of Bay Area CAN will be discussed (only 45 minutes). Please note that there will be an opportunity to register for Bay Area CAN at this event.

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©2017 SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center @ USC
The Great California ShakeOut Step 1: Secure it now! Step 2: Make a plan Step 3: Make disaster kits Step 4: Is your place safe? Step 5: Drop, Cover, and Hold On Step 6: Check it out! Step 7: Communicate and recover!