Earthquake – San Francisco

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Beyond the Quake: Elevating San Francisco Businesses with Enduring Resilience  

San Francisco Falling is a comprehensive simulation exercise designed to test and refine the emergency response and business continuity strategies of businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area following an earthquake.  

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Scenario Overview: 

BV Robotics (a fictitious company) is a pioneering technology company headquartered in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley. This event challenges the company’s emergency response protocols, business continuity plans, infrastructure stability, and external communications. This scenario is an opportunity to test your organization and its plans to manage a significant earthquake in the Bay Area.  

Who benefits from the scenario?  

Organizations that benefit from participating in this scenario include: 

Technology Companies: Firms relying heavily on IT infrastructure and storing significant intellectual property digitally would need robust recovery plans to mitigate data loss and downtime. 

Manufacturing Companies: Those with complex supply chains and production lines could use such simulations to test the resilience of their operations against disruptions. 

Financial Institutions: Banks, insurance companies, and investment firms would benefit from ensuring their operations can continue securely, minimizing financial risks for themselves and their clients. 

Healthcare Organizations: Hospitals, clinics, and pharmaceutical companies would find value in ensuring that patient care and drug development/manufacturing can continue uninterrupted. 

Educational Institutions: Universities and schools could use these simulations to protect students and staff while minimizing disruptions to learning. 

Government Agencies: Local, state, and federal agencies responsible for public safety, infrastructure, and services would need to ensure continuity of operations to serve the public effectively during and after a disaster. 

Utilities and Energy Companies: Firms providing essential services like water, electricity, and gas must have contingency plans to restore services as quickly as possible to prevent widespread impact. 

Retail and E-Commerce: These companies could test their ability to maintain supply chains, manage inventory, and continue operations online or in physical locations. 

Telecommunications Companies: Ensuring communication networks are quickly restored is vital for emergency response and public information. 

Transportation and Logistics Companies: Firms in this sector would benefit from testing their ability to reroute and manage transportation networks to keep goods moving and services operational. 

Participation in this scenario helps your organization prepare for and respond to emergencies more effectively and recover operations swiftly, ensuring safety, minimizing losses, and maintaining trust with stakeholders. 



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