Preliminary Safety Assessment (PSA)
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Last Updated: 15 January 2019


This page contains information about the CARES Preliminary Safety Assessment Process. The PSA process is one of the first things we were asked to do when activated after an infrastructure-shaking event.

This page will be updated as additional material is identified.


Damage Assessment
Presentation on Damage Assessment; includes categories, terms, and what to look for.

Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START), Part 1
Video, 6:30 min; introduction CERT Training Video on Triage using START and RPM. Describes the START process.

Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START), Part 2
Video, 9:26 min, continuation of the above video. Shows how START is applied to a simulated accident.

Preliminary Safety Assessment Overview
Video, 17:31 min, Introduction the CARES PSA Process and shows how it works. February 2016



COES 105 SitSat - PSA Field Form
CARES Field Form for collecting information on your PSA.

COES 106 SitStat - PSA Roll-up/Tracking Form
CARES EOC Form for rolling up all received PSA reports. The contents of this report is then delivered to the EOC.

COES 106 SitStat - PSA Roll-up/Tracking Form and Instructions
.csv spreadsheet version of the above form, used when collecting PSA reports with the intent of forwarding the report to the EOC by packet radio. January 2017.

CCC Street Map
Cupertino street map with County Grid markings. 2012



PSA Process
PSA Process as found in the Field Communications Operations Handbook.

PSA Recorder Process
This is a special process for recording PSA Reports in a Spreadsheet and then sending it to the EOC by Packet.

PSA sample exchange
Sample exchange for passing PSA traffic between a Field Operator, Net Control, and the EOC. This essentially shows who says what when passing PSA traffic.

PSA sample audio exchange
Recording of what the PSA exchange sounds like between a Field Operator, Net Control, and the EOC.



After Action Report, 2018
Summary and Findings from the 2018 PSA Exercise.

After Action Report, 2017
Summary and Findings from the 2017 PSA Exercise.




Upcoming Activities

22 Jun 2019, Preparedness Fair
Memorial Park, behind Quinlan Community Center, 10:00am to 3:00pm. This event will at the same place and time as our Field Day   

22 Jun 2019, Field Day
National Amateur Radio event that promotes emergency communications preparedness. Location TBD, 8:00am to 5:00pm.   More Details...

4 Jul 2019, Fireworks Event!
CARES, CERT, and MRC support for Cupertino's annual Fireworks event. 4:45pm to 11:00pm.   More Details...

2 Nov 2019, Sheriff's Heroes Fun Run
Public service event and fund raiser that directly benefits children’s health services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. City Hall, 8:00am to 12:00pm   More Details...