We are in the planning stages of conducting an exercise 16-19 June 2014 in Oxford. The exercise with be in conjunction with BMH-NM, BMH-Desoto, and BMH-Union County (we hope) and will follow the basic scenario of patients from BMH-NM being evacuated to MED2 and then further evacuated to other facilities. The city of Oxford and Lafayette County will also play by providing support to the hospital for the evacuation and transportation.
Attached is the revised training schedule for the June Exercise. The major change is a class on Incident Command. Only those who volunteer for the following command positions need to attend although everyone is welcome.
Public Information Officer, Safety Officer, Liaison Officer, Operations Chief, Planning Chief, Logistics Chief, Finance/ Admin. Chief, Medical Branch Director, Facilities Director
One of the objectives of this exercise is to learn how to operate using the Incident Command System (ICS). Rooms for the night of the 16th are available.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE EXERCISE IN WHOLE OF IN PART IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO. ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE ADDITIONAL TRAINING. WE REALLY NEED MORE THAN ONE PERSON FOR EACH POSITION.
I will be blocking off rooms for the nights of 17 and 18 June, so I need to know who will be needing a room (MED2 with pay for them). If you cannot attend all three days, please let me know what days you can participate.
I hope to see you at the exercise; I think you will find it interesting.
I REALLY NEED AS MUCH PARTICIPATION AS POSSIBLE!