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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 an approaching wildfire.

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

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

Exercise Scenario

The region’s weather conditions have been warmer and dryer than normal over the past several months. The dry season’s winds which normally blow in from the west at between three and nine MPH have been averaging nine MPH and gusting up to 17 MPH.

For the past week communities throughout the region have been setting record high temperatures.

At approximately 1:37PM a truck heading down the highway slams into a utility pole after its right front tire blows out and the driver looses control of the vehicle.

While the driver’s injuries are minor, the accident knocked down a utility pole. Sparks from the downed utility lines immediately ignite a small fire in the dry undergrowth.

The Fire Department arrives within 14 minutes and begins to work at bringing the wildfire under control. With winds gusting as high as 16 MPH the fire is spreading quickly and the fire department does not have the necessary equipment and man-power to bring it under control.

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
Wildfire 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.