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URBAN AREAS SECURITY INITIATIVE
Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) UASI Regional Programs
The Urban Areas Security Initiative’s (UASI) mission is to sustain and improve regional capacity
to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist incidents and catastrophic
events. In 2017 not only did the UASI manage nearly 24 million dollars in homeland security
grants, but also the San Francisco Bay Area region’s first responders and public information
officers used Bay Area UASI tools, training, and equipment to effectively disseminate messages
and participate in rescue operations during disasters, including regional flooding emergencies
and the North Bay fires. Designed to enhance public safety and security throughout the Bay Area, the UASI’s multi-
disciplinary programs are comprised of local, state, and federal subject matter experts working to
achieve Homeland Security Goals & Objectives.
Additional 2017 UASI contributions throughout the region include:
CATASTROPHIC PLANNING PREVENTIVE RADIOLOGICAL
NUCLEAR DETECTION CBRNE INCIDENT
PREVENTION & RESPONSE
CYBERSECURITY EMERGENCY MEDICAL &
PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNITY RESILIENCE &
COMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC INFORMATION &
WARNING INFORMATION SHARING
REGIONAL TRAINING &
EXERCISE PROGRAM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
PROGRAM RISK MANAGEMENT &
• The Bay Area Joint Information System (JIS) Framework plan was activated to facilitate regional
JIS coordination and operations to share public information, PIO talking points, press releases,
social media monitoring, facilitate media analysis and handle rumor control.
• Developed regional sheltering guidance resulting from the 2017 Shelter Capabilities Building
region-wide workshops and Yellow Command Table Top exercise. This guidance was directly
applied by the City of Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Solano, Napa, Marin and Contra Costa counties to
plan and execute effective sheltering operations during the North Bay Fires response.
• C-POD operation guides were executed and C-POD Type III equipment deployed to facilitate
registration and distribute commodities such as water, face masks, and gloves to populations
re-entering evacuated areas in Sonoma County due the North Bay Fires.
• The Emergency Management Mutual Aid (EMMA) plan was used for Emergency Manager
mutual aid to the North Bay affected areas. The EMMA plan was developed with a combination
of Bay Area UASI and Los Angeles UASI funds.
Employee Spotlight: Anthony Perez
I’m the Emergency Services Coordinator for the Bay Area Urban Areas
Security Initiative and I enhance the regions ability to prevent, protect
against, respond to, and recover from terrorist incidents and catastrophic