*** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THE REGIONAL TRAINING & EXERCISE PROGRAM***
The Bay Area UASI Approval Authority approved a one-time reallocation of the regional Training and Exercise (T&E) Program funding for the 2019 calendar year (FY 2018). Funds will be distributed to regional projects and to the hubs for training or other approved projects.
Please be assured that the Bay Area UASI Approval Authority and the UASI Management Team is committed to making our communities more prepared and safe and building capabilities with our public safety agencies. The UASI Approval Authority is committed to a regional multi-year training and exercise program pursuant to grant guidelines. A process to identify the next Regional Training and Exercise Program management structure will be determined by June 2019.
Training & Exercise Program Information & Announcements (Updated 7/17/2019)
RFP Currently Active
The City and County of San Francisco, through the Department of Emergency Management Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) in search of a proposer to administer a regional training and exercise program for the Bay Area UASI Region. The Bay Area UASI Region includes the twelve (12) Bay Area Counties, and the core cities of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland.
Training & Exercise Program Overview
Training and exercises provide the means to test, evaluate, and enhance the proficiency of Bay Area first responders prior to a terrorist event or catastrophic disaster.
The prohibitive cost of conducting training and exercises at individual agencies, limited specialized training opportunities, and the need for multi-agency planning are commonly identified challenges to ensuring that first responders are prepared for all emergencies.
The Bay Area’s Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan was developed to address regional goals, build towards and test against target capabilities, and promote, encourage and provide training and exercise opportunities for the emergency response workforce.
For more information regarding this working group, please contact the project manager using the link above.