Nov
13
2008

ICF International Supports Largest California Earthquake Exercise Ever Conducted

Firm Assists Los Angeles County in Earthquake Exercise Preparations

 

 

Fairfax, Virginia, November 13, 2008 -

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) is providing contract support to the largest earthquake exercise ever conducted in the state of California. Golden Guardian is a full-scale, statewide exercise designed to test California’s capability to respond and recover during a catastrophic earthquake. ICF is supporting the Los Angeles County Operational Area (LACOA) in designing and conducting its portion of the exercise. LACOA encompasses 88 cities, most of which are participating. In addition to supporting LACOA, ICF is providing assistance to San Bernardino County for Golden Guardian.

The Golden Guardian Exercise is taking place on November 13-17, and more than five million Californians are registered to participate. The exercise focuses on a simulated, catastrophic 7.8-magnitude earthquake along the southern portion of the San Andreas Fault. The exercise is occurring in two phases. First, the initial response phase simulates the immediate hours and days following an earthquake. Then, the disaster recovery phase, a one-day exercise, examines the issues that remain 30 to 90 days following an earthquake.

“Disaster exercises are key to bringing people and organizations together before an actual disaster occurs,” said Kathryn Humphrey, ICF vice president and project team leader. “It is important that everyone works in a well-orchestrated fashion during a disaster. Los Angeles County should be commended for its leadership in bringing together a diverse set of partners to better prepare its regional community. By addressing this important aspect of disaster preparation, the entire region will be more resilient when the next real quake strikes.”

For more information on the Golden Guardian exercise, visit www.shakeout.org.

 

 

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ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.

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For Immediate Release
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