Events

For the 10th consecutive year, the Center for Humanitarian Assistance and its partners at the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard, FEMA, the California National Guard and the City and County of San Francisco are planning a series of training and exercise events to take place from during San Francisco Fleet Week 6-14 October 2019. These events bring together civilian first responders and the military to improve the Nation’s ability to respond to catastrophic events. For the 2nd consecutive year, the Center for Humanitarian Assistance is hosting the Senior Leader Seminar at New York Fleet Week on May 21, 2019.

New York Fleet Week

Tuesday 21 May

Senior Leader Seminar (SLS)

An invitation only, one day seminar featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops where elected officials, government, private sector, and military leaders work together reviewing innovations and best practices in humanitarian assistance and disaster response. This year’s New York Key notes come from the Navy Medical Services and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  

San Francisco Fleet Week

Monday 23 September Thru 19 October

Veterans Art Exhibit

For the seventh consecutive year, the San Francisco Fleet Week Association has scheduled a Veterans Art Exhibit as part of its dynamic event offerings for San Francisco Fleet Week 2019. Under the professional guidance of the prestigious Academy of Art University, the Exhibit is staged in the Atelier Gallery in downtown San Francisco. You will be impressed at the amazing talent as you experience this exhibit from the works of artists who have also made the choice to serve their country. The exhibit will be open to the public September 23 thru October 19, 2019, Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM, closed on Sundays. (Open to the public)

Monday 7 October

SFFW Defense Support of Civilian Authorities (DSCA) Disaster Debris Management and Emergency Route Reopening

The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM), in partnership with the San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) Center for Humanitarian Assistance, and numerous local, state, federal, private sector, and non-governmental agency partners is conducting an emergency route reopening and debris management Defense Support of Civilian Authorities (DSCA) exercise series to support SF Fleet Week.

USN/SFFD Confined Space Rescue Drill

The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) and the US Navy participate in a shipboard firefighting interoperable rescue drill. By invitation only

Tuesday 8 October

Interoperable Training with San Francisco Fire Department EMS Ride-Alongs with USN

Military medical personnel will have the opportunity to ride-along with the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) ambulance crews to share best practices. By invitation only.

Interoperable Training with the San Francisco Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue

The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) will provide tactical Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) training to the military and include a friendly interagency competition for bragging rights. In 2011, the Marines used skills learned during this training in response to the Tohoku, Japan Earthquake. The event is followed by a BBQ by the SFFD. By invitation only.

Wednesday 9 October

Senior Leaders Summit: Senior Leaders Seminar Day 1

An invitation only, two-day seminar featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops where elected officials, government, private sector, and military leaders work together reviewing innovations and best practices in humanitarian assistance. Day 1 features our International Program highlighting events and efforts in disaster response. The day ends on board the US Navy ship for a capability tour and mixer. (By invitation only)

Senior Leaders Summit: Medical Peer to Peer Exchange Seminar

The 8th Annual Emergency Medical Seminar brings together the civilian and military medical communities for an exchange of best practices. The seminar highlights how advances in battlefield medicine continues to change the spectrum of emergency and trauma care in the US. (By invitation only)

Thursday 10 October

Senior Leaders Summit: Senior Leaders Seminar Day 2

During Day 2 of the seminar, leaders will be briefed on the 2019 SFFW DSCA Exercise, as well as participate in topic-based discussion groups focusing on gaps from recent exercises in order to identify future exercise topics that may influence regional planning. (By invitation only)

Honor Our Fallen Concert and Reception

The United States Marine Corps First Division Band plays a tribute concert to honor the fallen service men and women of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.  (Open to the public)

Friday 11 October- Sunday 13 October

Humanitarian Assistance Village and STEM Education Center

Humanitarian Assistance Village and STEM Education Center is an interactive demonstration of U.S. Military and civilian capabilities in responding to a disaster. The 2019 Village will include an educational program for participants to learn about these capabilities.

Saturday 12 October

AT&T K-9 Heroes: Bark at the Park

Military and civilian canine heroes demonstrate some of the most important rescue work for us in the field and in the home. See how these four-legged friends have become heroes to many.  (Open to the public)