Shake Out Earthquake Exercise Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VIII and Utah ESF 11 After Action Report [open pdf - 32KB]
"On 17th April, FEMA Region VIII and Utah exercised their response to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Salt Lake City. Notification of the earthquake happened by the Emergency Notification System in FEMA Region VIII. Upon activation, the ESF 11 [Emergency Support Function] Coordinator submitted a Resource Request Workbook for initial staffing to include: ESF 11 desk officer at the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Emergency Operations Center in Salt Lake City, ESF 11 desk officer at the FEMA Regional Response Coordination Center in Denver, and ESF 11 liaison officer attached to the FEMA Incident Management Assistance Team in Salt Lake City. In addition, subject matter experts for household pets and congregate feeding were requested for desk officer support. For APHIS [Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service] resources, western region dispatch created a Shake Out Exercise incident in the Resource Ordering Status System (ROSS), attached employees to the incident in ROSS, and sent dispatched employees a Resource Order. For partner agency resources, FEMA Region VIII partner agency contacts identified resources for deployment. FEMA utilized Action Request Forms to simulate Mission Assignment (MA) authority utilized during a presidential disaster declaration under the Stafford Act. Beyond the Federal Operations Support MA for activation, two additional MAs were discussed with FEMA in response to state requests for assistance with livestock feeding and stray animal recovery. Resources were demobilized by 19th April."
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/
Emergency Support Function 11 (April 2012)