Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative is designed to provide meaningful exercise opportunities to America’s health systems. America’s Health SystemsCaduceus Shield Exercise Components Hospitals Public Health Agencies Medical Reserve Corps Community / Tribal / Rural Health Centers Residential / Skilled Nursing Facilities These exercises provide a comprehensive approach for assessing various disaster preparedness, response and recovery…

Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program

Smith-Williams Community Center – NEPP

The purpose of Florida Department of Health’s Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program is to organize and educate neighborhoods to increase their level of preparedness to handle all types of health-related emergency incidents. The project is designed to engage and mobilize small neighborhood teams to help foster self-sufficiency at the neighborhood residential level. Neighborhood health teams are…

Continuity of Operations Plan Development

The Disaster Resistant Communities Group has created a powerful internet application to assist in the development, and maintenance of Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP). The system meets the dynamic COOP development and maintenance needs of all agencies, organizations and businesses.  Known as the COOP Builder this powerful internet based application provides professionals with an intuitive…

Operation Volusia Virus Tabletop Exercise

Operation Volusia Virus – An MRC / AMTS Exercise

Exercise Overview Exercise Benefits / Facts ONX System During the Operation Volusia Virus Exercise members of the Volusia County Medical Reserve Corps and its community partners worked through the activation and management of an Alternative Medical Treatment Site (AMTS) in support of an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Exercise Scenario In early June…

Operation Overwhelming Outbreak Tabletop Exercise

Operation Overwhelming Outbreak – An Influenza Pandemic Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview Exercise Benefits / Facts ONX System The purpose of the Operation Overwhelming Outbreak Tabletop Exercise was to assess the capabilities of the Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP) community in Florida’s Duval County during an activation of their plan due to an influenza pandemic striking the community. As the influenza pandemic strikes the region…

CHECS Tabletop Exercise

CHECS – An Inter-Hospital Communication Exercise

Exercise Overview Exercise Benefits / Facts ONX System The Colorado Hospital Association undertook an effort to develop, conduct and evaluate a series of disaster exercises entitled “CHECS – An Inter-Hospital Communications Exercise”. Each regional exercise served as an opportunity for Colorado’s hospitals to assess their ability to maintain inter-hospital communications via a concept of operations…