2018 National Mass Care Exercise to be held in Arizona

2018 National Mass Care Exercise to be held in Arizona

The 2018 National Mass Care Exercise will be held May 21-24, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The scenario involves a large evacuation to Arizona from California after a catastrophic earthquake. The five strategic More »

National Mass Care Exercise 2017

National Mass Care Exercise 2017

The State of Utah hosted the 2017 “There’s No Place Like Home” National Mass Care Exercise from Aug. 22nd-24th, in Salt Lake City, UT. The exercise built off of the Wasatch Earthquake More »

American Red Cross releases new Reunification doctrine

American Red Cross releases new Reunification doctrine

When a disaster occurs with large numbers of fatalities or injuries, individuals who are unaccounted for, damage to communication infrastructure and evacuations etc., a local jurisdiction can quickly become overwhelmed with requests More »

 

2018 National Mass Care Exercise to be held in Arizona

The 2018 National Mass Care Exercise will be held May 21-24, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The scenario involves a large evacuation to Arizona from California after a catastrophic earthquake.

The five strategic goals of the National Mass Care Strategy seek to move the nation in a direction that increases the capabilities and capacities of the Whole Community across the range and scale of disasters to which this country is vulnerable. One of the tasks in this Strategy was to conduct an annual national mass care system exercise that focuses on establishing state-to federal coordination systems...

National Mass Care Exercise 2017

National Mass Care Exercise 2017 Banner photo

The State of Utah hosted the 2017 “There’s No Place Like Home” National Mass Care Exercise from Aug. 22nd-24th, in Salt Lake City, UT.

The exercise built off of the Wasatch Earthquake Catastrophic plan with the focus of the exercise play on the coordination at the State EOC ESF#6 desk and the many mass care activity’s liaisons.  Field play was primarily coordinated by the Red Cross and included the setting up shelters, activating the multi-agency feeding task force, bulk distribution sites, and a potential non-resident evacuation embarkation site.   In addition, the customary...

American Red Cross releases new Reunification doctrine

American Red Cross Reunification doctrine

When a disaster occurs with large numbers of fatalities or injuries, individuals who are unaccounted for, damage to communication infrastructure and evacuations etc., a local jurisdiction can quickly become overwhelmed with requests from concerned loved ones. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, Reunification services was primarily a reactive activity, responding to high volumes of inquiries that often overwhelmed Red Cross phone lines and emergency services, spreading efforts thin. Since Katrina, the Safe and Well website has helped alleviate this burden by allowing reunification workers to concentrate...

American Red Cross releases new shelter doctrine

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Link to American Red Cross Shelter Forms

Red Cross provides congregate sheltering services to meet the immediate housing needs of individuals and communities directly impacted by disaster.  Few activities are more central to the core mission of the Red Cross than sheltering those impacted by disaster. Shelters provide a safe and secure place for individuals and families to stay during and after a disaster and...

Mass Care Seminar in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Leveraging Regional Partnerships for Better Local Planning

On March 18, 2016, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Task Force (SEPA RTF) and the Health and Human Services Workgroup (HHS WG) sponsored a Mass Care Seminar at the Montgomery County Fire Academy in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania to bring together local and regional key stakeholders to discuss mass care preparedness and response planning. This seminar was the second exercise in a series of activities to explore and improve the region’s mass care emergency support function (ESF #6) capacity and capabilities.

Over...