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California Earthquake Clearinghouse: Training and Fieldwork Limited Liability Certification

Conveners: Anne Rosinski (CGS), Maggie Ortiz (EERI), and Mike Oskin (UC Davis)
Location: Hilton Palm Springs Resort, Palm Springs, CA
Date: September 13, 2015

OVERVIEW: The California Earthquake Clearinghouse is where, after a damaging earthquake, engineers, geologists, seismologists, sociologists, economists, and other professionals who arrive in the affected area to investigate such things as ground failure, structural damage, social or financial impacts of devastation, or simply to lend a hand can become part of a larger, temporary organization (the Clearinghouse) to facilitate the gathering of information, maximize its availability, and support of federal, state, and local, disaster response and recovery efforts. The Clearinghouse is now recognized as an official Disaster Service Worker (DSW) organization by the State of California, meaning that we are authorized to offer limited liability coverage for anyone who participates during a Clearinghouse activation (actual earthquake response or training exercise). In order to be eligible for this coverage, you must attend a training session and be administered the state Oath of Allegiance (California Government Code §3103). The Clearinghouse will be offering two training sessions on Sunday, September 13, at the SCEC Annual meeting: 1-3pm and 3-5pm. The training will include an overview of Clearinghouse functions, activation procedures, the National Incident Management System, and safety in the field. Participants are encouraged to bring laptop computers or mobile devices so that they can register for the Clearinghouse site and try out its features. At the conclusion of the training, participants will be administered the Oath of Allegiance. Note, the DSW program requires that you attend the training in-person, so don’t miss out on this convenient training opportunity!

SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

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SESSION 1

Participants: Sinan Akciz (UCLA), Ramon Arrowsmith (ASU), Michael Bunds (UVU), Ana Cadena M.S. (PPGS), Luis Dalguer (swissnuclear), Robert de Groot (SCEC / USC), Abhineet Gupta (Stanford), Georgia Halkia (UCI), Emina Herovic (Kentucky), Kennis Ho (CPP), Dan Hollis (NodalSeismic), Tran Huynh (SCEC / USC), Frank Jordan (DOGGR), Kim Kocaya (Van Avery Prep), Christos Kyriakopoulos (UC Riverside), Mike Lawson (UCLA), Gayatri Marliyani (ASU), Manuel Mendoza (UC Riverside), Chris Milliner (USC), Alex Morelan (UC Davis), Craig Nicholson (UCSB), Ed Nissen (CSM), Mike Oskin (UC Davis), Alan Pace (Petra Geosciences), Jacob Selander (U Minnesota Duluth), Nate Toke (UVU)

13:00 Introduction to Clearinghouse and SCEC Response (PDF, 67.5kB)
13:15 Introduction to Disaster Service Workers Program
13:30 Overview of National Incident Management System (NIMS)
13:45 Safety in the Field
14:00 Clearinghouse Operations After an Earthquake (checking in, coordination calls, briefings, overflights, etc.)
14:15 Data Collection
14:30 Questions / Discussion
14:40 Oath
14:45 Concluding Remarks
15:00 Adjourn

SESSION 2

Participants: Cecilia Booker (U.S. Navy), Ray Chiou (NAVFAC EXWC), Gregory De Pascale (U of Chile), Andrea Donnellan (JPL), Sean Dunbar (CA DWR/Project Geology), Maggi Glasscoe (NASA JPL), Lisa Grant Ludwig (UCI), Alex Hatem (USC), Don Hoirup (CA DWR), Susanne Janecke (USU), Emily Kleber (ASU), Mike Lawson (UCLA), Hernan Lopez (CPP), Sally McGill (CSUSB), Craig Nicholson (UCSB), Maggie Ortiz-Millan (EERI), Tom Rockwell (SDSU), John Rundle (UCD), Ke Sun (CEA (China))

15:00 Introduction to Clearinghouse and SCEC Response (PDF, 67.5kB)
15:15 Introduction to Disaster Service Workers Program
15:30 Overview of National Incident Management System (NIMS)
15:45 Safety in the Field
16:00 Clearinghouse Operations After an Earthquake (checking in, coordination calls, briefings, overflights, etc.)
16:15 Data Collection
16:30 Questions / Discussion
16:40 Oath
16:45 Concluding Remarks
17:00 Adjourn

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