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County-wide Communication Exercise - Landing Page

Date: 09/23/23 Start: 8:30 AM End: 2:00 PM Location: Raynor Park, Sunnyvale
Credential Credit (What's this?): Yes

The 2023 county-wide exercise will be held on September 23 in Raynor Park in Sunnyvale.

More Details:  Consult the drill details page for more information. If you are interested in participiating please then sign up at one or more of the following

Field Operations

Net Control

Packet Operations


Event Staff (with permission)


NoteIf you do not have a valid county DSW you may sign up and attend but not check into the Resource Net as they will not be able to track you.  You can register as a county DSW before the drill. You will need to sign up for the (DSW Registration) in advance.


Overall Event:  This is a county-wide exercise focused on emergency communications. It is designed to provide participants with valuable in-field operating experience. It will include several fun and challenging assignments. Of course, standard County procedures will be used: Resource Net, ICS documentation, Performance Standards and Best Practices.

Sign-Ups:  Click on each area page to read the requirements for each position, then pick the position you prefer.  There will be two shifts at this event.  You can elelct to take part in one or both shifts. If you take part in two shifts you will do a different activity during each shift.

Shift 1 - 08:45-11:00

Shift 2 - 11:30-13:45

You must arrive at staging 30 minutes before your first shift.  For all shifts you need to be able to set-up and be operational by the start of your shift.  You must also pack-up and vacate your work area qucikly after your shift is over.

Credential Evaluations:  Credential evaluations will be offered for Level 3 and Level 2 credentials. Credential candidates should review the Credentialing Program Handbook and be prepared for an assignment suitable for the evaluation they are requesting.

If you want an evalution and all the positions are taken, contact the evaluator coordoinator Jeff Grafton via email.  We may try to accomodate you depending on staffing and the number of participants, but no guarantees.

Note:  Sign-ups will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20th 2023.

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