Friday October 7, 2022
Saturday October 8, 2022
Sunday October 9, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Marina Green

Did you know that military and civilian agencies have disaster response plans for events like a possible earthquake in San Francisco?

Come to the Humanitarian Assistance Village (HAV), an open-air exhibition, and learn about:

  • behind-the-scenes disaster planning exercises during Fleet Week.
  • how to prepare for disasters.
  • military and civilian medical, rescue and logistics teams who are prepared to help San Franciscans.
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Explore how you can serve the community and nation through careers with the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, Army, law enforcement and civilian agencies.

Just some of the exhibits...

  • 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.
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  • Watch Shock Trauma Platoon Marines perform life-saving treatment on simulated civilian casualties.
  • Talk to USCG Sector San Francisco Coast Guardsmen about their search and rescue missions in San Francisco Bay.

California National Guard

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

American Red Cross

  • Watch a demo by the Disaster Health Services Team on CPR and “Stop the Bleed” techniques.

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

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

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.