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Recovery Readiness Functional Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for public health agencies along with their local community partners to collaborate in meeting the health care needs of victims while re-establishing community health systems following a tornado.

During this exercise public health staff and management along with representatives from local community partners will work together as a unified team to meet the challenges associated with meeting the community’s health care needs in the aftermath of a significant tornado.

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Recovery Readiness – A Public Health Functional 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 12:27PM 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 2:17PM, 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 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.

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 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.