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					GREATER FRANKLIN AND PLYMOUTH
    PUBLIC HEALTH REGIONS

   OPERATION JOINT VENTURE
      TABLETOP EXERCISE
         March 15, 2011

      LMK Emergency Planning Associates
            32 Ridgewood Drive
        Bow, New Hampshire 03304
                Exercise Introduction
This exercise will be conducted in accordance with the National
Homeland Security, Department of Safety, Bureau of Homeland
Security and Emergency Management exercise guidance.

The exercise is designed to stimulate discussion of emergency
response issues surrounding a hypothetical incident with public
safety ramifications. The exercise will serve as a basis for assessing
Regional plans, policies and procedures pertinent to prevent, prepare,
respond and recover from a public health incidents of major
proportions.

The emphasis of this exercise will focus on developing an
understanding of the regional plans and procedures.
        Observers-VIP-Media
• We wish to welcome observers, VIPs and
  the media for their interest in this tabletop
  exercise and remind them that they are
  observers and not players. If you have
  questions and or comments throughout the
  exercise play, please refer them to members
  of the planning committee. Thank you!
                   Agenda
0830 - 0900   Registration
0900 - 0915   Welcome, Introductions & Overview
0915 – 1030   Tabletop Exercise
1030 - 1045   Break
1045 - 1230   Tabletop Exercise
1230 - 1300   Lunch
1300 -1400    Exercise Hot wash
                     OBJECTIVES
1.   Orient participants with the Regional All Hazard Public Health
     plans.

2.   Demonstrate an understanding of alert, notification, and
     communication procedures outlined by local/regional/state
     plans as they relate to response, facilities, personnel, and
     resources.


3.   Enhance awareness of resource capabilities of local, regional,
     state, and federal resources to support an incident.
           OBJECTIVES (Cont.)
4. Identify and discuss requirements associated with mass
   prophylaxis distribution as it relates to facilities
   notification and activation.

5. Demonstrate the capability to initiate notifications,
   distribution and decision-making as it relates to medical
   surge management and distribution.
         Exercise Rules
        There Is No School Solution
            Agree to Disagree

Limit
            Don’t Limit Yourself


        Acronym-Free Environment

 No-Fault, Low-Threat Environment
   Scenario Background Information
                            Initiating Conditions
• Schools are in Session
• Homeland Security and their counter-terrorism partners are reporting an
  increase in chatter among operatives as to the possibility of domestic
  terrorist acts in New England.
• The NWS is forecasting a major (snow/rain/ice) winter storm for
  Saturday.
• 30 Plymouth Elementary School students are being bussed to Concord
  via I-93 for field trip
• Weather
   – Clear skies
   – Currently no precipitation predicted
   – Winds are currently from the WSW at 1-2 MPH
   – The winds are predicted to shift at 1200 hours from the NE at 1-2
      MPH
   – Temperature is 35 degrees F
   – Wind condition is slightly stable
             Scenario (Inject #1)

At 1000 hours the towns of New Hampton and Ashland are
dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on I-93 at mile
marker 74.4 near/on the Ashland Town line in the South
bound lane. The accident involves two tractor trailer trucks
and both are reported to be on fire and heavily involved.
               ACTIVITY #1
1. What resources are normally dispatched to this
   type of call?

2. What kinds of actions is your community or
   agency taking at this time?

3. How does your community/agency share threat
   and/or weather warnings?

4. What are the current incident priorities that
   should be addressed?
           Scenario (Inject #2)
                     (1010 Hours)
First arriving companies find a tanker trailer, which was
traveling south, has collided with a box tractor trailer and
both vehicles are heavily involved.

Both drivers are deceased.

Traffic is backed-up in both directions as the highway is
closed due to the fire and debris on the road. Included in
the back-up is the bus carrying the Plymouth Elementary
school children.
                        ACTIVITY #2
1. What additional resources will be require to mitigate the incident?

2. What notifications will be necessary and how will they be initiated and by
     whom?

3. Is there an established Communication protocol as it relates to this response?

4. What kinds of actions is your community or agency taking at this time?

5. What are the current incident priorities?

6. Is this a type of response that would cause you to activate your E.O.C.
              Scenario (Inject #3)
                    (1030 Hours)
• The Tanker-Trailer was transporting 9,000 Gals. of
  jet fuel.

• The second vehicle, a box trailer is placarded Hazard
  Class 7 Radioactive III (Yellow-III).
                      EXIT 24 ASHLAND



                                        ASHLAND
                                        DOWNTOWN




Wind direction from
Southwest to
Northeast
                                        NEW HAMPTON/ASHLAND TOWN
                                        LINE
                              ACTIVITY #3
1.What additional resources will be require to mitigate the incident?

2. What notifications will be necessary and how will they be initiated and by whom?

3. Would this be considered a public health event?

4. What kinds of actions is your community or agency taking at this time?

5. What are the current incident priorities?

6. Is this a type of response that would cause you to activate your E.O.C.

7. Is this a terrorist act?

8. How would you determine type and quantity of radioactive materials?
                Scenario (Inject #4)
                     (1200 Hours)
• Extensive TV, Newspapers and radio coverage is
  involved and requesting incident information from the
  scene and from local officials.
• Parents of the school children are contacting the school
  to determine the status of the children.
• Fire and plume are anticipated to continue for at least
  another 3 -4 hours.
• Local residents from the communities of New Hampton,
  Bridgewater, Plymouth, and Ashland are inquiring about
  exposure and possible treatment from the smoke plume
  and incident release.
• The Governor has inquired of D.P.H.S. and HS/EM as to
  what options are available for protecting the citizens.
Wind Direction Northeast
to Southwest
                     Activity #4
1.   What actions would be taken on the part of the
     communities, region, state and federal agencies?

2.   What are the incident priorities at this time?

3.   Would the incident involve activation of other facilities?

4.   What kinds of actions will your community or agency be
     taking at this time?

4.   How will you deal with the media and citizen inquiries?
PLUME RELEASE
Wrap Exercise up
    Questions
    Comments
      Lunch
    Hot Wash
    Evaluation

				
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