Medical Surge: Drills & Exercises

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Emergency Exercise Toolkit for Medical Surge
From CIDRAP: The combined efforts of the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Chicago Health System Coalition for Preparedness and Response produced a toolkit to introduce Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) policy and guidance in a usable format for hospitals and health facilities. The step-by-step process in the toolkit is intended to help hospitals design, implement, and evaluate emergency exercises for health facilities following the HSEEP format. Downloadable tools include table top exercise guides, master scenarios, exercise evaluation guides, and more.


National Planning Scenarios
The Federal interagency community has developed 15 all-hazards planning scenarios (the National Planning Scenarios or Scenarios) for use in national, Federal, State, and local homeland security preparedness activities. The Scenarios are planning tools and are representative of the range of potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters and the related impacts that face our nation. The objective was to develop a minimum number of credible scenarios in order to establish the range of response requirements to facilitate preparedness planning.