Humanitarian Assistance Village

Date & Time

October 6 - 8, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


This event is free.
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Did you know that military and civilian agencies have disaster response plans for events like an earthquake or flooding in San Francisco?

Come to the Humanitarian Assistance Village (HAV), an open-air exhibition!

  • Learn about how to prepare for disasters
  • Meet military and civilian medical, rescue and logistics teams who are prepared to help San Franciscans
  • Touch and climb on the military equipment
  • Talk with a sailor, marine, coast guard or army personnel and learn about what their job is in the military

Just some of the exhibits...

U.S. Navy

Rescue Navy SEALS under fire in the Nimitz Virtual Reality Experience.

Play tic-tack-toe with Navy EOD divers who demonstrate their skills in the Dive Tank.

U.S. Marines

Watch Shock Trauma Platoon Marines perform life-saving treatment on simulated civilian casualties.

U.S. Coast Guard

Talk to USCG Sector San Francisco Coast Guardsmen about their search and rescue missions in San Francisco Bay.

U.S. Army

Meet Army Reserve citizen-doctors, nurses and medics of the 352nd Combat Support Hospital, ready to deploy on humanitarian missions.

Step inside a DTOS Emergency Vehicle to observe the control room for emergency communications.

california national guard

California National Guard

Meet operators of a California State Guard Maritime vessel who conduct search and rescue missions.


California Office of Emergency Services

Sit through a 7.0 simulated earthquake in The Shake Shack and learn how to respond.

San Francisco Department of Emergency Management

San Francisco Department of Emergency Management

Learn how the DEM manages and prepares for everyday and not-so-everyday emergencies.

San Francisco Fire Department

San Francisco Fire Department

Join The Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) and help prepare your community.


Veteran Service Organizations

Talk to the VFW and other VSOs about Veteran support and community service opportunities.