CADRE (Collaborating Agencies' Disaster Relief Effort) is a leading network of organizations that provide community services that are essential in times of disaster.

CADRE coordinates organizational preparedness planning in non-disaster times and activates to respond and provide essential services during and after a disaster.

CADRE works closely with Santa Clara County's emergency management community to build disaster resilience among service organizations through communication, coordination and preparedness training.

CADRE is the official local Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (VOAD) for Santa Clara County under Northern California's State VOAD. Read More >

Events & Announcements

CADRE 2014


October Workshop

Disaster Communications

 Are you prepared to receive important information once an emergency or disaster happens in our community? Do you have the right tools, resources and gear that will help you to stay connected with staff, clients and consumers, your key stakeholders and those managing the emergency response and recovery efforts in your community?

Emergency communication plays a vital role in insuring your survival during any type of disaster and is something you cannot afford to overlook. Disaster after disaster has shown us how crucial communication can be during a time of crisis. From dispatching first responders into affected areas, to coordinating with loved ones during times of crisis, the communications infrastructure is vitally important to the safety our our communities and the people you serve.

Join us for this informative session and learn about the systems, tools and resources being used in Santa Clara County to share information in an emergency or disaster situation. This workshop is aimed at CADRE members and our local government partners to strengthen our local community coordination by providing information, tools and resources that can strengthen preparedness planning for more effective service coordination in times of an emergency or disaster.

Participants will :

  • learn how Santa Clara County's Office of Emergency Services will quickly disseminate information that may be critical in an emergency or disaster situation and how to sign up to make sure your agency receives that information
  • explore sources of digital social media that may be used in a disaster and how this information may be gathered and utilized by response entities
  • practice crisis communication concepts with your peers in an interactive exercise
  • hear about time tested radio systems set up to assist with vital communciation needed and how your agency can become trained and involved


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

9:30 AM - 12:00PM

(Registration and Networking begins at 9:30 AM ~ Workshop will begin at 10:00 AM)

Sobrato Center for NonProfits

1400 Parkmoor Ave
San Jose, 95126


Eventbrite - CADRE Workshop: Disaster Communications


phone CADRE at 408-577-2175

Remember: CADRE invites you to bring informational materials on your agency/organization to share with other participants and network with other CADRE members about services provided in our community...



In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, auxiliary aids and services for this meeting will be provided upon request when given three days notice. Please contact the numbers above to request such accommodations.

For the safety of those who are sensitive to airborne chemicals, please refrain from wearing fragrances


Upcoming Workshop


December 9th, 2104  


Public Health Preparedness

Ebola Information for Residents of Santa Clara County
Updated October 17, 2014

Ebola Facts

  • There is no Ebola in Santa Clara County.
  • Santa Clara County has been preparing, and continues to prepare for, the unlikely chance that a person in Santa Clara County becomes sick with Ebola.
  • The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has shared information to help medical providers and hospitals in our community to be informed and prepared.
  • Ebola can only be spread by a person who is sick and has symptoms of the disease. The disease is spread by contact with a sick person’s body fluids.
Cases of Enterovirus-D68 Reported in Santa Clara County
Updated October 16, 2014
It is important to take precautions to avoid infection.
  • Wash hands with soap frequently, including after using the restroom. Alcohol-based hand cleaners do not kill enteroviruses.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your cough by coughing into a tissue or your shirt sleeve, not by using your hand.
  • Disinfect often-touched surfaces, such as toys and door handles, especially if someone is sick.

American Red Cross


Join the American Red Cross to honor Silicon Valley heroes who sprang into action in a moment of need and celebrate courage, compassion, and community in the Capital of Creativity. 


An individual ticket of $25.00 includes parking, admission to the event and to the museum!

Thursday, November 6, 2014
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

  • Registration, networking, and breakfast:
    8:00 - 8:40 AM
  • Program: 8:40 - 10:00 AM
  • Museum opens to attendees:
    10:00 AM onwards


To purchase tickets and for more information, visit redcross.org/siliconvalley




A ShakeOut Day message from 

Richard Devylder

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Office for Access and Functional Needs


October 16th, is national ShakeOut Day. A time to review your preparedness and practice for an earthquake. Following is a link to vignettes demonstrating what could happen in an earthquake focused on five disabilities. The vignettes link is to the right column of the website page. Please share with others.

Here’s the link - click here

Thank you!

Richard Devylder
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Office for Access and Functional Needs
(916) 845-8981 Office
(916) 204-6149 Cel


If you have images of your CADRE or Santa Clara County agency earthquake drill or your agency practicing Drop, Cover and Hold On and would like to see them posted here on the CADRE website Great SHAKEOUT page, or in a coming newsletter, please submit them as a jpg file with your contact information for us to review to: admin@cadresv.org

The 2014 Great California SHAKEOUT

Click here to view 


30 min PSA

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.

Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel.

* You can hold your ShakeOut drill any day in October if 10/16 does not work



Red Cross Mobile Apps

Be ready for an earthquake with
Earthquake by American Red Cross.
Get notified when an earthquake occurs, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an earthquake-prone area or has loved ones who do.

This publication is supported by Award No. 2010-0006, awarded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Grants and Training ( G&T). The opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Homeland Security.