Sponsored by the SEK Multi-County Health Department
February 22, 2017 9:00 am – Noon
Allen County Courthouse
Basement Meeting Room
1 North Washington
Iola, KS 66749
This tabletop exercise is being conducted by the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department (SEKMCHD – Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, and Woodson Counties). This exercise will allow participants to practice public information and emergency preparedness in a fun and practical way. This exercise will satisfy the requirements for the 2016-2017 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Local Public Health and local Hospital work plans. **Note: This exercise will not satisfy the requirement for participation by hospitals in the Statewide Immediate Bed Availability Exercise. The exercise is being developed using Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles. An After Action Report and Improvement Plan will be developed and distributed to participating agencies for submission to KDHE and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management (KDEM).
The exercise will consist of a Jeopardy-like game, facilitated discussions, task-oriented small group activities regarding public information for emergent and non-emergent events, including Mass Care Sites, Mass Fatality and Responder Health and Safety. Disciplines encouraged to attend include: Public Health, Hospital, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, and Public Information Officers.
- Goals & Rules of the Games / Exercise Today
- Jeopardy Round 1 Responder Health & Safety / Activity #1 – Non-Emergent Communication
- Jeopardy Round 2 Mass Care & Sheltering / Activity #2 – Shelter Logistics
- Jeopardy Round 3 Mass Fatality / Activity #3 – Resource Requests
- Final Jeopardy! / Activity # 4 – Emergency Communications
- Reinforce public information concepts through the use of practical exercises.
- Inform participants about the significance of social media in all types of situations.
- Understand the equipment and personnel necessary for mass care shelter operations.
- Review the Mass Fatality Management plan updated by each county in 2016.
For More Information Contact: Your local Public Health Agency or Susan Belt at 785-640-3633 firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing Education Credit: Certificates of Attendance will be provided for each participant.