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Exercise Materials for 2012

PURPOSE

The purpose of this exercise is to provide participants with an opportunity to evaluate current response concepts, plans, and capabilities for a response to loss of power. The exercise will focus on the response capabilities to communicate effectively, share information and disseminate intelligence, review risk communication messaging and respond to loss of power caused by earthquake.

Scenario

The scenario for the 2012 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise is a loss of power due to an earthquake. An interruption of the power supply can occur for a variety of reasons: natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes or flooding, wild land and urban fires, mechanical failure and even human error. The impact will be the same, inability to maintain service to the community and its services. Power loss for medical and health providers is a significant concern and can further inhibit a community’s response to such an event.

Over the years, many communities have been impacted by a loss of power. Events have ranged from short term (several hours) to long term (days and weeks). Critical events with impact on health care, public safety and the community include:

  • 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake
  • 1994 Northridge Earthquake
  • November 2008 Sayre Wild Land Fire
  • 2010 Palo Alto Plane Crash

  • Please visit the current California Statewide Medical and Health Training and Exercise Program year for training information.


  • Clinical Organizations
  • Non-Clinical Organizations


  • Exercise Guidebook
  • Tabletop Exercise PowerPoint
  • Situation Manual


  • Exercise Guidebook
  • Exercise Plan
  • Controller and Evaluator Handbook
  • Master Scenario Events List (MSEL)
  • Exercise Evaluation Guides
  • After Action Report/Improvement Plan


  • Acronym/Glossary
  • Instructors Guide
  • Resource Reuqesting Contact Template
  • Speaker/Subject Matter Experts (SME)