DDFE WPProjectsShelter Operations Support Tabletop Exercise

Shelter Operations Support Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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This exercise will serve as an opportunity for Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) members to assess current knowledge and capabilities associated with the various challenges of working in a Functional Needs Support Services Shelter.

During this exercise MRC leaders and members will be exposed to scenario information and injects that will challenge their ability to work within a shelter environment with partner agencies and organizations while meeting the needs of individuals with functional needs.

Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative

The Shelter Operation Support – A Functional Needs Shelter Tabletop Exercise is part of the national Caduceus Shield Exercise Initiative.

Exercise Scenario

The local Mass Care organizations and agencies responsible for operating shelters have mobilized and activated several general population shelters due to local flooding. The lead Mass Care organization has contacted the MRC leadership requesting assistance in staffing the functional needs support services component of one of the shelters with MRC members.

The MRC has agreed to help and begins to mobilize its membership.

Exercise Participation Information

There is NO CHARGE to participate in this unique exercise; however space is limited to the first 20 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) submitting an information request form.
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.
Once your MRC is approved it will appear on the list of participating MRCs.
Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
October 9, 2018 6:00PM – 12:00AM (Midnight) ET
Participation Information
Functional Needs Support Services Register Now ** 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.
** Prior to registering you should make sure that your MRC is on the list of approved participating MRCs.