Exercise Benefits / Facts
The purpose of the Neighborhood Conflagration Tabletop Exercise was to assess the capabilities of the Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP) community in Florida’s Holmes County during an activation of their plan due to a wildfire threatening their community.
NEPP members worked together as part of a unified team of knowledgeable citizens to support neighborhood response and recovery activities.
During the exercise NEPP members:
Established a concept of operations that spans the direction and coordination of the team from initial monitoring of the wildfire through response and recovery.
Established operational goals and objectives for the preparedness, response and recovery phases of the neighborhood.
- Established strategies to support a comprehensive integrated response to the wildfire.
At approximately 1:37PM a truck traveling on along a state road slammed into a utility pole after the right front tire blew out and the driver lost control of the vehicle.
While the driver’s injuries were minor the accident did knock down the utility pole. Sparks from the downed utility lines immediately ignited a small fire in the dry undergrowth. Several concerned citizens stopped to assist the driver and are attempting to bring the fire under control.
The Neighborhood Conflagration Tabletop Exercise was held at the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department on the evening of June 4, 2012.