Happy Holidays from CREW!

Peaceful snow-covered landscape.

2022 was another active and productive year for CREW, and we want to thank all of our partners and friends in the fields of emergency management, disaster preparedness, and earthquake insurance for their contributions to CREW’s activities and for their daily efforts to help households and communities prepare for earthquakes and other disasters.

Reflecting on CREW’s work this past year brings to mind a number of accomplishments, including working with our partner CUSEC to orchestrate the first hybrid National Earthquake Program Managers Meeting; presenting the national Mind the Gap earthquake insurance forum; and hosting both a webinar and podcast to explain and publicize CPACE as a potential instrument for financing the seismic mitigation of commercial buildings.

And we can’t pass up this opportunity to mention again the tool chest of materials—including videos, a website, and social media graphics—that CREW developed to help our disaster preparedness partners educate people about earthquake insurance and financial preparedness for disasters.

We look forward to a very productive new year and to collaborating with both old friends and new partners in the months ahead. In the meantime, we wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a resilient new year!


Medford School District is First in Oregon to Install ShakeAlert

Powered by ShakeAlert logo in English

The Medford 549c School District recently installed ShakeAlert-powered technology in all district buildings. When an earthquake is detected, a pre-programmed announcement will be delivered automatically by intercom. By giving 14,000 students time to Drop Cover Hold On before they feel shaking, ShakeAlert could save lives when the next big earthquake hits.

As the first school district in Oregon to be powered by ShakeAlert, Medford sets a great example for others in the state.

Learn more:

ShakeAlert website: What does it mean to be Powered by ShakeAlert?

News articles about ShakeAlert in the Medford School District:
Medford Mail Tribune
KOBI TV 5
Fox26