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Operational Maneuvers Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for the management and staff that make up your Hospital Incident Command Team to work through scenario information and injects dealing with the evacuation of your hospital due to damage caused by a tornado.

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Operational Maneuvers – A Hospital Evacuation Tabletop Exercise is part of the national Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative.

Exercise Scenario

It is late May and the severe weather associated with a line of thunderstorms moving through the area prompts the local forecast office of the National Weather Service to issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the region at 1:15PM on a Friday.

As the line of thunderstorms continues to intensify as it moves through the region, the local forecast office of the National Weather Service issues a Tornado Watch for the area.

At 3:08PM, meteorologists at the local forecast office of the National Weather Service identify a thunderstorm on their Doppler weather radar capable of producing a tornado. They immediately issue a Tornado Warning.

Exercise Participation Information

Your hospital 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
Tornado Registration will open once the exercise is scheduled From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your Hospital’s Incident Command 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.