Events

For the 11th 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, 3 -11 October 2021. These events bring together civilian first responders and the military to improve the Nation’s ability to respond to catastrophic events.

New York Fleet Week

Returning May 2022

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.

San Francisco Fleet Week

Monday 4 October

SFFW Defense Support of Civilian Authorities (DSCA) Air Operations Coordination Table Top Exercise

San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW) Center for Humanitarian Assistance, in partnership with the US Navy, and the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management is conducting a Defense Support of Civilian Authorities (DSCA) table top exercise focused on the coordination of air operations. Participants include numerous local, state, federal, private sector, and non-governmental agencies.

Tuesday 5 October

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)

Wednesday 6 October

Senior Leaders Seminar

An invitation only 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. Leaders will be briefed on the 2021 SFFW DSCA Exercise, as well as participate in topic-based discussion groups focused on Cyber Security, COVID-19 Response, Mental Health and Climate Change. (By invitation only)

Honor Our Fallen Concert

The United States Marine Corps 1st Marine Division Band plays a tribute concert to honor the fallen service men and women of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. (Open to the public)

Thursday 7 October

Peer to Peer Medical Exchange Seminar

The 10th Annual Peer to Peer Medical Exchange (MEDEX) Seminar brings together the civilian and military medical communities for an exchange of best practices. The seminar highlights how advances in battlefield medicine continue to change the spectrum of emergency and trauma care in the US.

Friday 8 October- Sunday 10 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. (Open to the public)

Saturday 9 October

K-9 Heroes

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)