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Operation Red Hot Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members to assess current knowledge and capabilities associated with the various challenges of responding to a radiation emergency within the community.

During this exercise MRC leaders and members will be challenged with scenario information and injects that will assess their ability to assist public health officials with responding to an accident involving a truck transporting radiopharmaceuticals.

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Operation Red Hot – A Radiation Emergency Response Tabletop Exercise is part of the national Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative.

Exercise Scenario

Early in the afternoon on a breezy September day eighth grade students are returning from their first field trip of the school year. The school bus they are riding on is traveling through one of the more densely populated sections of the city as it makes its way back to school.

Meanwhile a delivery truck is traveling down the same street in the opposite direction.

Suddenly the truck driver grasps his chest in pain and slumps over the steering wheel. Within moments the truck collides with the school bus.

Exercise Participation Information

There is NO CHARGE to participate in this unique exercise; however space is limited to the first 20 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) submitting an information request form.
For information about participating in this exercise please complete an Information Request Form. Upon completing the form you will be contacted and provided with additional information.
Once your MRC is approved it will appear on the list of participating MRCs.
Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
November 13, 2018 6:00PM – 12:00AM (Midnight) ET
Participation Information
Radiological Incident Register Now ** From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your organization’s Incident Management Team
* Everyone who will be participating in the exercise must register for the following reasons:
  1. Prior to the exercise important Read Ahead materials will be e-mailed to all registered participants. These materials are important to ensure your participation in the exercise is successful.
  2. At the end of the exercise only registered participants will be able to complete and submit their individual exercise evaluation (Hotwash).
  3. Only registered participants will be able to access and print their Certificate of Participation once they have submitted their individual exercise evaluation.
** Prior to registering you should make sure that your MRC is on the list of approved participating MRCs.