Emergency response & recovery

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Scenarios are very effective tools to use in emergency response and recovery exercises. They present the hazard and risk in terms that make the event REAL for participants.  Major scenario-driven exercises include the Golden Guardian series in California. In 2007 many state agencies participated in an exercise based on a repeat of an earthquake on the San Andreas fault in northern California. In 2008 the exercise used the Great ShakeOut scenario, a simulated, catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake along the southern portion of the San Andreas Fault.

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View video with Larry Collins of LA County Fire on ShakeOut & emergency response

Another example of scenarios in an exercise include testing the NEHRP agency post-earthquake investigation plan through a series of scenarios.
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