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CRA Reports

These are publicly available reports / resources the California Resiliency Alliance (CRA) has helped author. For an overview of other materials the CRA shares with members see our website on how we use a dynamic distribution list.

Cover of the HayWired Scenario Exercise Toolkit

HayWired Scenario Exercise Toolkit & Facilitator Tools

Released: April 2023

This Toolkit is designed for use by businesses, government agencies, non-profits, community groups, and other organizations to plan, lead, and learn from discussion-based exercises. It was created through the collaborative efforts of the California Resiliency Alliance, Earthquake Country Alliance, and USGS, with input from other partners.

The Toolkit and its accompanying Facilitator Tools tap into the wealth of information from the HayWired Earthquake Scenario and make it approachable. It blends information from the Scenario Report with plan-language guidance on developing, facilitating, and learning from discussion-based exercises. Appendix I: Exercise Ideas Based on the HayWired Scenario presents 40+ exercise ideas spanning 30 different themes.

Air Quality Event Report: A guide to how organizations are planning, preparing, and responding to events

Released: July 2020

As the risk of air quality events increases, and they become a recognized hazard, more attention and planning will be required. The report seeks to increase the understanding of the impacts of air quality events and how others are managing them; thereby, supporting organizations in their planning and preparedness efforts.


Report sections address: 
The Air Quality Index (AQI); The Effects of Air Quality Events on People and Organizations; Planning for Air Quality Events; Protecting Employees / Reducing Exposure; Minimizing Business Impacts; Monitoring Air Quality Levels; Information Sharing; Respondents’ Planning Assumptions; Employee Opinions of what Employers Should Do; and Additional Concerns About Air Quality Events.

The report was written as a joint effort between the California Resiliency Alliance and BRMA.

Supporting Employees During Times of Extreme Circumstance

Released: March 2018

From hurricanes in the Gulf Coast to active shooter incidents, and wildfires in the west, the United States had its share of extreme circumstances in 2017. This report serves to provide insights into how public and private sector organizations are supporting their employees during times of extreme circumstance. The anonymous responses from participants, included in each section, hopefully inspire ideas within your own organization. The survey was designed to capture free-form responses from a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors. This allowed participants to elaborate on the formal and informal methods their organizations have in place to support employees.

This report was a joint effort between the California Resiliency Alliance, BRMA, and the California Chapters of the Association of Continuity Professionals.