CDPH - Emergency Preparedness Office

Objectives and Scenario

The 2017 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise is focused on testing objectives specifically designed to improve our understanding of response procedures, to build collaborative relationships, and identify areas for improvement. Participants may choose the objectives that will challenge and develop their emergency preparedness programs. Because we are focusing on objectives rather than the scenario, participants are encouraged to take the objectives and scenario documents below and customize to local needs. This year's exercise includes discipline-specific objectives, which are designed to further enhance all participants' exercise play and can be found under the Exercise Objectives section. Also included in the scenario section is the "Changing the Scenario" document, which provides exercise planners a detailed guide on how to modify the Statewide Medical and Health Exercise documents to reflect a scenario different from medical surge.

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Objectives

Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.

Objectives - Ambulance Services
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by ambulance providers. The objectives are derived from HPP grant requirements, align with HSEEP, and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Objectives - Behavioral Health
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by behavioral health providers. The objectives are derived from PHEP grant requirements, align with HSEEP, and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Changing the Scenario
This document explains to exercise planners how the Tabletop Exercise can be altered to accommodate an alternate scenario.
Objectives - Community Clinic
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by community clinic staff. The objectives are derived from HPP grant requirements, align with HSEEP, and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Objectives - EMS Agency Objectives
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by EMS agency professionals. The objectives are derived from HPP grant requirements, align with HSEEP, and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Objectives - Fire Objectives
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by fire service personnel. The objectives align with HSEEP and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Objectives - Hospital Objectives
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by hospital staff. The objectives are derived from HPP grant requirements, align with HSEEP, and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Objectives - Law Enforcement
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by law enforcement professionals. The objectives align with HSEEP and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Objectives - Long Term Care Facility
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by long-term care professionals. The objectives are derived from HPP grant requirements, align with HSEEP, and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Objectives - Medical Examiner/Coroner
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by medical examiner/coroner professionals. The objectives align with HSEEP and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Objectives - Office of Emergency Management
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by office of emergency management professionals. The objectives align with HSEEP and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Objectives - Public Health
These sample objectives have been tailored for use by public health professionals. The objectives are derived from PHEP grant requirements, align with HSEEP, and are tailored for this year's exercise. Planners are encouraged to customize the objectives to reflect their plans, policies and SOPs. According to the FEMA, ten or fewer objectives are recommended for a functional exercise.
Scenario Summary 2017
The scenario provides the storyline that the exercise utilizes as a platform to test objectives. This document is a suggested scenario for 2017 and features a coordinated, multi-site terrorist incident.
Scenario (Blank)
For those exercise planners who choose to use a different scenario, this document offers a blank template to create a scenario from scratch based on local objectives and capabilities.