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  • June 27, 2015DisasterHealthcare_Erin
    SAFRR Presents for Disaster Healthcare Training Event

    SAFRR's Erin Burkett presented as the keynote speaker at the Los Angeles County Disaster Healthcare Volunteer Surge Unit training event on Saturday, June 27th in Monterey Park, CA. Erin shared an overview of earthquake science, technology, and impacts, including resources and information from the ShakeOut Scenario and on Earthquake Early Warning. The audience included about 400 physicians, nurses, and other licensed or certified healthcare professionals currently working in healthcare settings within the Los Angeles area. More about the Disaster Healthcare Volunteers.

  • June 3, 2015HayWiredESCseminar
    ESC Seminar: HayWired Scenario Progress Discussion

    SAFRR and HayWired project partners presented a progress update on the HayWired Scenario for the Earthquake Science Center (ESC) seminar in Menlo Park on June 3rd (available to view online). The HayWired Scenario aims to identify impacts associated with a M7.0 earthquake on the Hayward fault in the San Francisco Bay area, and HayWired team efforts include investigations into vulnerabilities of buildings and communities and highlighting impacts of aftershock sequences in addition to the main earthquake. At the ESC seminar, SAFRR's Lucy Jones provided an intro and overview of HayWired, Keith Porter (U. of Colorado) highlighted hazards to buildings and code objectives, and Anne Wein (Western Geographic Science Center) presented aftershock sequences and communities at risk. Discussion focused on opportunities for ESC involvement in and use of the scenario toward the ongoing goals of improving USGS research and communication products.

  • June 3, 2015LucySEAOSC
    Lucy Jones Awarded Honorary Membership in SEAOSC

    On June 3rd, SAFRR?s Lucy Jones was awarded honorary membership in the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) in recognition of her work with the City of LA for the Resilience by Design project. More information about the SEAOSC event.

  • May 6-7, 2015DesignThinkingWorkshop_CORE
    SAFRR Holds "Six Guidelines Design Storm"

    On May 6th and 7th, 2015, SAFRR's Sue Perry convened a workshop that united experts from risk communication, USGS science, and the USGS Menlo Park publications team to participate in a "Six Guidelines Design Storm" in Menlo Park, CA. SAFRR's Erin Burkett and Dale Cox also participated and assisted Sue with coordination. This workshop continues efforts by SAFRR's Cadre of Relevant Experts (CORE) to improve the use and understanding of USGS science. Previous workshops identified "Six Guidelines for Successful Science Products", which will be published as a USGS circular in September, 2015. This workshop applied the Six Guidelines in a trial run to brainstorm and prototype an infographic about the Six Guidelines and discuss future possibilities for use by USGS scientists. The longer term goal is to incorporate the Six Guidelines around the USGS without taxing limited resources.

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