ABSTRACT

After Action Report of Interrelationships Between Response Organizations During SARS Attack Exercise of November 5, 2008   [open pdf - 59KB]

"On November 5, 2008, a large scale functional exercise named SARS Attacks was conducted by many metro Portland, Oregon, hospitals, a local public health incident command organization, emergency management operations centers at the city, county, and state levels, and a state health agency operation center. The scenario was an outbreak of a highly contagious and serious disease, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, occurring during an influenza epidemic. Each organization was encouraged to draft an AAR/IP specific to their unique objectives and internal processes. This AAR addresses the interrelationships between organizations relative to common objectives. (1) Resource ordering. Clear resource ordering processes, flow of information, and ordering points for each response organization are identified and working well. (2) Allocation of resources. Orders of scarce resources are filled according to properly made allocation decisions, e.g. by a IC/UC for its operations, an AC for its IC/UCs, or a MAC group for broader application. (3) Situational Awareness. Information is rapidly shared between response organizations and displayed at suitable levels of detail at each organization. Response actions are monitored (operations reports, field observers), communicated to ICP, reflected on situation display, analyzed, and applied to adjustments to current and/or next period's operations. (4) Command, Control, Support, Coordination Relationships between activated response organizations are clear, agreed upon, and operate as an efficient system. (5) Tactical Communications between activated response organizations are efficient and effective."

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2009-02-04
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