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 2015


Potable Water Tabletop Exercise

 San Jose Water

April 1, 2015

Sponsored by San Jose Water and County OES

 The County Office of Emergency Services and the San Jose Water Company will host a tabletop exercise (TTX) to coordinate response to a water contamination scenario. Discussion will include notification, distribution of potable water, and volunteer management.

CADRE Member Agencies interested in participating please contact the CADRE office to coordinate registrations as space is limited

Additional information on attached .pdf flyer

Who should attend: Local emergency management staff including water company staff, EOC participants, volunteer management personnel, Care & Shelter personnel, C-POD management teams, National Guard, Cal OES, FEMA, school districts, private businesses, hospitals, CERT and other volunteer teams.



CADRE is currently in the planning stages for our 2015 events to include workshops, community forums and our annual conference that will be held this year in the month of September.

Please return to our site often to find updates and posting for all of these events as they are scheduled.


Important Message from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department

CADRE Members and Partners

In Santa Clara County, we are entering the peak weeks of the flu season. Dr. George Han, Santa Clara County Disease Controller, who recently presented at our December CADRE Workshop on "Preparing For Infectious Diseases" wanted to share some important flu tips with you, our CADRE colleagues, and most especially with those of you representing and/or working with the many faith communities in our area. Attached you’ll find a PDF (currently in English only) of flu-prevention tips that are recommended by Santa Clara County's Public Health Department. It would be a service to the health of our community if you could share this information throughout your Agency and with the broader community so that this important info can be passed along for use in the many places of worship and congregations throughout Santa Clara County.

Santa Clara County Public Health County Flu Page

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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

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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



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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.