EMPs – the MOM of COOP/COG for EM

We believe the worst-case scenario disaster which will fall on Emergency Management is the Electro-Magnetic Pulse wave (EMP) from a low-atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device over the United States. This will have catastrophic impacts to the continuity of operations / continuity of government (COOP/COG) for emergency management (EM). It is the maximum of maximums (MOM).

We have built an advanced table-top exercise for this scenario and welcome your thoughts and comments. It will be usable by single entries, any level jurisdiction, all the way up through an international multi-player exercise. The concept is the same: When you have no comms and no modern transportation and of course no electricity nor electronic devices, what do you expect/order your staff to do next? Take care of themselves and their families or do everything they can to get to work/stay at work? And do they know now what they are supposed to do if such a scenario should occur?

https://bartondunant.com/ola/services/emp-ttx-up-to-five-5-organizations-remote-facilitated-with-one-remote-exercise-evaluator

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COVID-19 Recovery CISA Tabletop Exercise Package (CTEP) Documents

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed the COVID-19 Recovery CISA Tabletop Exercise Package (CTEP) to assist private sector stakeholders and critical infrastructure owners and operators in assessing short-term, intermediate, and long-term recovery and business continuity plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approved by the White House Task Force, and with input from the Federal interagency, this CTEP also provides organizations the opportunity to discuss how ongoing recovery efforts would be impacted by concurrent response operations to a potential “second wave” of global pandemic infections. 

You can find the SitMan, Exercise Planner and Facilitator Evaluator Handbooks, Exercise Brief Slide Deck Template and more at https://www.cisa.gov/publication/covid-19-recovery-ctep-documents.


CTEP Situation Manual (2020)

CTEP Welcome Letter (2020)

CTEP Exercise Planner Handbook (2020)

CTIP Facilitator Evaluator Handbook (2020)

CTEP Invitation Letter Template (2020)

CTEP Exercise Brief Slide Deck Template (2020)

CTEP Participant Feedback Template (2020)

CTEP Planner Feedback Form (2020)

CTEP After-Action Report / Improvement Plan Template (2020)

COVID-19 Recovery CTEP Fact Sheet (2020)

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Healthcare Crisis Communications

When it comes to Crisis Communications – do you know what to say – and as impacting – how to say it ?

Barton Dunant is developing a series of workshops and exercises for the healthcare sector – on crisis communications. What does a Public Health Officer say about a Measles Outbreak, that is impacting multiple locations in their community? What does a hospital tell the public about a MRSA incident at their ER? How should a press release be worded from an assisted living care facility that had a Legionella outbreak?

Let us know what topic (or scenario) you would like to see developed into a workshop and/or exercise series (table top, functional, etc.).

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