Functional -NPS 9- Earthquake

Functional -NPS 9- Earthquake

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 In July 2004-The Homeland Security Council (HSC) – in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the federal interagency, and state and local homeland security agencies – developed and published fifteen all-hazards planning scenarios for use in national, federal, state, and local homeland security preparedness activities. 

These scenarios are designed to be the foundational structure for the development of national preparedness standards from which homeland security capabilities can be measured. While these scenarios reflect a rigorous analytical effort by federal, state, and local homeland security experts, it is recognized that refinement and revision over time may be necessary to ensure the scenarios remain accurate, represent the evolving all-hazards threat picture, and embody the capabilities necessary to respond to domestic incidents.

In 2011, after the approved of The Blue Cell, LLC's Advanced Planning Concepts: Developing Incident Action Plans course for acceptance in the DHS State and Local Catalog a number of the 15 National Planning Scenarios were created in support of the day two functional exercise in the course.

In this scenario, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake occurs along a fault zone. Shaking extends throughout the area, greatly impacting the region. Subsurface faulting occurs along 45 miles of the fault zone, extending along a large portion of the local jurisdictions, creating a large swath of destruction. Soil liquefaction occurs.

All Functional NPS based scenarios within the TTX Vault Product line comes with an additional template set in our Chelsea County USA online simulation environment, including Chelsea County social media platform access . All of the HSEEP required paperwork for a tabletop exercise is pre-assembled and able to be edited.

               * Exercise Plan                         

                * Controller  / Evaluator Handbook       

                * Exercise Summary

                * Master Scenario Event List

                * ICS 213 forms of the MSEL for Exercise Facilitation

               * Participant Feedback Forms       

                * Exercise Evaluation Guides and After Action- Improvement Plan Template.

The scenario disk has over 400 files electronic files to support your drill including custom forms and the all plans, informational sheets and maps for Chelsea County USA.  

This concept and product was designed keeping in mind how valuable emergency managers and public safety professionals time is. TTX Vault scenarios including the drill series gives you a jump start on the tedious process of exercise assembly. Additional files provided include ICS forms and custom built ICS document products.