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Infirmary Inferno Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for community, rural and tribal Healthcare Centers to assess their ability to remain operational in the aftermath of a commercial fire severely damaging their principal facility. The primary purpose of this exercise will be to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each Healthcare Center’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Infirmary Inferno – A Healthcare Center Tabletop Exercise is part of the national Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative.

Exercise Scenario

At 10:37PM on Sunday a motorist driving past the Center’s primary location notices smoke coming from a vent on the top of the building. Using his cell phone the motorist calls 911 to report a fire.

Within several minutes of notification the fire department has arrived. Upon sizing up the scene and establishing an Incident Command firefighters begin to battle the conflagration that is consuming the building.

Because the fire is proving more difficult to extinguish than originally thought, the Incident Commander askes for additional resources. A second alarm is sounded and the supplementary firefighters and equipment arrive. It takes another 21 minutes before the fire is extinguished.

At 7:49AM on Monday the first arriving staff members are shocked to see that their workplace has been severely damaged by the fire. They stand in the parking lot waiting for someone to give them direction as to what they should do.

Continuity of Operation Planning (COOP) Videos

Access an informative series of Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) videos.

Exercise Participation Information

Your Healthcare Center 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.

Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
Call 850-241-3565 to schedule this exercise 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
Participation Information
Commercial Fire Registration will open once the exercise is scheduled From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your Healthcare Center’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.