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 Beleaguered Bus Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for management and staff that make up your agency’s Incident Command Team along with your community’s public health partners to work through scenario information and injects dealing with a group of individuals arriving in your community from Ethiopia.

The exercise is designed as an opportunity to assess portions of the following Public Health Preparedness Capabilities.

# 3: Emergency Operations Coordination
# 4: Emergency Public Information and Warning
# 6: Information Sharing
# 10: Medical Surge
# 14: Responder Safety and Health

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Beleaguered Bus – An Ebola Healthcare Coalition Response Tabletop Exercise is part of the national Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative.

Exercise Scenario

On Sunday afternoon 18 members of the Modern Missionary Movement left for the airport on a charter bus for a six week mission trip to the east African country of Ethiopia. The focus of the trip was to staff a small village health clinic and help construct an addition to the village’s school.

Aware of the current Ebola outbreak in western Africa the team leader for the missionaries consulted with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and was told that there was currently not an Ebola problem in Ethiopia.

As trained healthcare workers the missionaries took the normal precautions while working in the village’s health clinic.

Upon returning to the United States the same charter bus picked the missionaries up at the airport and proceeded to drive them to Camp for All Seasons a summer camp attended by young church members from across the state. While at the camp the missionaries met with over 200 campers and staff on the last day of camp as they shared their missionary experiences.

Late in the afternoon the missionaries board the charter bus for the trip home. Several hours into the trip some of the missionaries began to feel ill and run a fever. One of the medically trained missionaries demands that the bus driver stop immediately and call 911.

He does!

Exercise Participation Information

Your agency or organization can participate in this exercise for $600.
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 agency or organization is approved it will appear on the list of participating agencies and organizations.
Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
October 12, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
Participation Information
Ebola 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 agency or organization is on the list of approved participating agencies and organizations.