Tag: Boston Marathon

Cal OES Provides Telecommunications Expertise for Big Sur Marathon


May 9, 2017 8:00 am

Radio reception for emergency responders is very spotty along Highway 1. That posed a big problem for public safety entities and organizers of the Big Sur Marathon, which ran again Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Jeffrey Howell is an assistant chief with Cal OES Telecommunications, Region II, and he, along with many others Cal OES staff and volunteers, helped keep lines of communications open during the Big Sur International Marathon at the end of April. Jeff says “…after the Boston Marathon bombing a group of Public Safety Agencies got together to discuss possible threats to the marathon that was due to follow that same year. Cal OES AC Law Chief Greg Smith happened to be among those that discussed the threats. Greg immediately thought of getting Cal OES Emergency Communications involved and made me his first call … continue reading »


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RAW VIDEO: Threat Assessment an On-Going Effort in California


Apr 16, 2013 1:08 pm
[vimeo https://vimeo.com/64176067]

Note: The video above is a raw, unedited interview with California Emergency Management Agency Secretary Mark Ghilarducci at the State Operations Center in Sacramento. After the interview there is raw B-roll of the briefing he receives on the Boston Marathon bombings that occurred just 24 hours ago.

Just 24 hours after the tragic bombing attacks at the Boston Marathon, the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) has increased its coordination with state and federal intelligence agencies to ensure the state is not under threat.

Using the resources of the California State Threat Assessment Center (STAC), Cal EMA Secretary Mark Ghilarducci said he’s in close contact with all the regional emergency managers and local law enforcement agencies.

“The STAC is a valuable resource in helping us roll up many, many intelligence reports into vetted and reliable information for decision … continue reading »


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RAW VIDEO: California Homeland Security Leader Reacts to Boston Bombing


Apr 15, 2013 6:47 pm

Unedited Video – Mark Ghilarducci, lead homeland security advisor to California Governor Brown, answers a few questions in the wake of the tragic bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon that happened today. Mark is also the Secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency in Sacramento, CA. More information visit www.caloesnewsroom.wordpress.com and www.calema.ca.gov. Press contact: kelly.huston@calema.ca.gov


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