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Coastal Conflagration Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts

Franklin County’s Emergency Management Department with support from 23 agencies and organizations comprising the county’s Emergency Response Team undertook an effort to develop and facilitate a disaster exercise entitled “Coastal Conflagration – An Island Evacuation Tabletop Exercise”.

This exercise served as an opportunity for government agencies to work hand-in-hand with local community and faith based organizations in effort to build a stronger collaboration among the county’s Emergency Response Team.

Exercise Scenario

During a long hot dry summer holiday weekend on St George Island a wildfire was ignited by a careless vacationer starting a charcoal fire. The wildfire quickly grew into a massive conflagration threatening lives and structures. Within minutes it had cut the island in half between West 9th & 10th Streets. With strong winds blowing from the east, emergency responders now face the potential of a large loss of life due to the lack of an escape route from the west end of St George Island.

Exercise Materials

 Executive Directive PDF
 Media – Exercise Announcement PDF
 Media – Exercise Advisory PDF
 Media – Press Release PDF

Exercise Coverage

 Apalachicola Times – May 7, 2009 PDF
 The Franklin Chronicle – May 10, 2009 PDF

Exercise Conclusion

The Coastal Conflagration Exercise was conducted on the morning of May 8, 2009, at the St George Island Volunteer Department Fire.

Exercise Photos

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