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Quarterly City / County Drill -- 16-May-2020


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Each jurisdiction will devise a scenario that best serves its local needs. The county EOC plays a supporting and coordinating role, requesting status and receiving reports from each jurisdiction. For ideas and minimum criteria, see the Drill Instructions for ECs.


Practice intra-city communications for local data gathering and reporting. Practice city to county communications for consolidated info exchanged with the county EOC.


Drill Operational Period:  10:00 - 12:00

SCCo EOC Participants:  Must arrive at least one hour early for orientation and stay 30 minutes after for debrief.


Nets to be used:

  • Message Net
  • Packet Network
  • Command Net
    • There will be no formal check-in/out from cities.
    • The county will use the command net to coordinate with remote county operators.
    • Cities may call the county if they need assistance or simply wish to test their radio.
  • EOC-to-EOC
    • There will be no formal use of the EOC-to-EOC radio.
    • Cities may call the county if the wish to test their radio.

ICS-205 Communications Plan

  • Santa Clara County EOC sign-ups here
  • City participation sign-ups here
Not this time. Social distancing has limited our ability to staff up for credential evaluations.
  • SCCo EOC T-card Rack (JPG)
  • Packet Notice with Detailed Instructions (TXT)
  • Recordings
    • Message Net (.MP3 - xxMB)
    • Command Net (.MP3 - xxMB)
    • Note: Listening with a tool that shows the audio wave form (such as the free tool Audacity), will allow you to jump past quiet periods.
  • Scorecard / Dashboard (TBD)
  • After Action Report (TBD)


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