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


 September Workshop 

Next Steps in

Agency Emergency Planning

Does your agency have an Emergency Plan? Do you know how your organization will continue to deliver its services in the aftermath of an earthquake, fire or disaster situation? How is government structured to respond during emergencies and how will you share critical information about your clients, agency needs, resources and services with your local city or county?

Join us for the next steps in this series of informative sessions designed to help you

  • learn how to build or strengthen an Agency Emergency Plan for your own organization
  • gain an understanding of how government is structured to respond during emergencies
  • practice organizing in teams to meet emergency situations and challenges 
  • discuss innovative planning ideas, challenges and obstacles with peers

Speakers include representatives from local government, community and faith based organizations and CADRE Leadership Team members.


Tuesday, Sepember 30th, 2014

Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
Cupertino Conference Room B
1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95134 


Eventbrite - CADRE Workshop: Next Steps in Agency Emergency Planning


phone  CADRE at 408-577-2175

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.


Napa County California Earthquake 2104 Updates

http://caloesnewsroom.wordpress.com/ - The Latest News & Original Reporting from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

http://napabreakingnews.com/ - A ticker tape of everything happening in Napa, all in real time, Breaking News Napa Twitter feed

http://www.breakingnews.com/ - Topic - Napa, CA, USA

http://www.californiavolunteers.org/ - Volunteering Napa County Earthquake 2014

Salvation Army Napa Quake Response


From Day One

Sunday Aug 24 through Saturday night Aug 31

Total Meals served - 8,659
Hydration - 12,703
Snacks - 10,060

Emotional & Spiritual Care contacts - 196

Officers - 33 Officers 382 hours

Volunteers - 65 Volunteers 912 hours
These numbers include both Napa and Solano Counties


Local Emergency Declared for Napa County

August 24, 2014

(NAPA, California) Napa County’s Emergency Services Manager, Kerry John Whitney has declared a local emergency for Napa County due to the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 3:24 AM, northwest of the City of American Canyon. The County Board of Supervisors has set an emergency meeting at 10:00 AM at the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, 1535 Airport Boulevard in Napa, to ratify and continue the emergency declaration. The County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is working to assess the situation throughout the County.

“The health and safety of Napa County residents and visitors is our top priority. Staff is working diligently to provide necessary services to those affected by the earthquake and subsequent damages,” says Mark Luce, Chairman of the Napa County Board of Supervisors.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to stay off the roads and utilize phones for emergency purposes only.  Use of 911 and local emergency rooms should be restricted to life threatening emergencies only.  The County Fire Department has responded to dozens earthquake related incidents and has received 10 additional CAL FIRE engines to assist with earthquake and aftershock related calls. The United States Geological Survey has advised that the Napa Valley may experience aftershocks for up to a week.  Emergency officials are urging residents to ensure they have an emergency plan in place and do “drop, cover and hold on” during an aftershock.

PG&E has reported that 29,000 customers have experienced power outages.  Crews are working on restoring power and responding to reported gas leaks. Customers that smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise should open windows, evacuate the building immediately, turn off gas if possible and call PG & E at 1-800-743-5000.

There are no confirmed fatalities and local hospitals are providing medical services as needed. Information will be provided as it becomes available. Visit www.countyofnapa.org for more information. To receive automatic updates, please register at http://local.nixle.com/city/ca/napa

Phone Numbers - Area Code 707

Life Threatening Emergency- 911

Napa County Sheriff and City of Napa Police/Non-Emergency- 257-9223

Napa County Fire/Cal-Fire-967-4207

PG & E- 1-800-743-5000 

Red Cross-257-2900

Volunteer Center- 252-6222

Napa Valley Unified School District- 253-3715



Santa Clara:  Fire destroys trucks, donation bins at center for developmentally disabled - Hope Services

Friday August 22nd, 2014

SANTA CLARA -- An organization that helps people with developmental disabilities suffered a major loss after a fire engulfed trucks and bins full of donated items behind its Santa Clara center Friday afternoon.

No one was hurt.

It was unclear what caused the 1-alarm fire at Hope Services. The blaze broke out around 4:10 p.m., burning several donation bins, three trucks and trees.

Though the fire never threatened any buildings, because the flames were surrounded by several trucks and trees, fire chief Bill Kelly said crews had a difficult time getting in to douse the fire. It took roughly 45 minutes to put the fire out, he added.

The smoke from the blaze could be seen across major freeways in San Jose, including Highway 101 and Interstate 880.

The donation center is a few blocks from Mineta San Jose International Airport, but air traffic was not affected thanks to winds blowing from the east, said airport spokeswoman Rosemary Barnes.

Hope Services provide services to more than 3,700 people with developmental disabilities, including autism disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other conditions. The donation center was set to close at 4:30 p.m. Friday, just 15 minutes after the fire broke out.

Robin Doran, spokeswoman for the organization, said nearly the entire staff was gone for the day when the fire began, and that the main items burned in the bins were donated clothing and household items. The staff that was on scene went to "Herculean efforts" to make sure no more trucks were lost in the fire, Doran added.

"This is a hit for us," she said. "That's three trucks that are out of circulation for us. We are just grateful no one was hurt."

Officials were not able to immediately compile a damage estimate, she added.

Fire crews were expected to remain on the scene for several hours to investigate and tamp down any flare-ups.

For information on donating either goods or money to Hope Services, go to http://www.hopeservices.org.

Contact Katie Nelson at 408-920-5006 and follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.




USDA Provides Aid to 73,000 Rural Californians Impacted by Drought

USDA Office of Communications sent this bulletin at 07/18/2014 01:45 PM EDT


Sarah Marquart (916) 798-9295
Jay Fletcher (202) 690-0498 

Click here for: U.S. Drought Portal

Santa Clara Valley Water District Drought Watch 2014





CADRE Workshop Series


Strengthen & Upgrade Your Agency Emergency Plan

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
Cupertino Conference Room B
1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95134


Registration to be posted


Click here for the:

2014 CADRE Conference Summary

2014 Conference Archive
now available on Members Resources page
 ~ Thank You ~
NASA Ames Conference Center
Moffett Field, California 



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

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



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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.