FCEM&HS Holds Regional Full Scale Exercise on October 22nd

    Posted: 10/20/2015
    Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) will hold a Regional Full Scale Exercise (FSE) on October 22, 2015.  The exercise is designed to test information sharing and evaluate multiple jurisdiction’s current response plans and capabilities through a simulated exercise scenario that features a natural disaster and cyber outage.  The exercise will occur at multiple locations, including the Emergency Operations Centers of Franklin, Delaware and Licking Counties. The exercise will feature fire response and moulaged victims to test mass casualty and mass fatality capabilities at the Kinnear Road Center at The Ohio State University.  In addition, FCEM&HS will be exercising damage assessment team operations at the Ohio Village at the Ohio History Connection.   


    FCEM&HS, COTA, COARES, HandsOn Central Ohio 2-1-1, American Red Cross, FC CERT, COSWN, COTS, Franklin County Public Health, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus Public Health, Columbus Police and Columbus Fire, Delaware County EMA, American Red Cross, County Commissioner, ARES, Delaware County Connections, City of Powell, Delaware County Board of Developmentally Disabled, Information Technology, General Health District, GIS and Sheriff’s Office, Helpline 2-1-1, City of Delaware Fire, Licking County Emergency Management, Health Department and Sheriff, Amateur Radio, American Red Cross, Hanover Fire Department, Licking Memorial Hospital, Transportation and MARCS, Ohio Emergency Management Agency, Ohio Homeland Security and The Ohio State University. 


    Full Scale Exercise to evaluate information sharing and current response plans & capabilities for a natural disaster and cyber outage situation.

    The event is open to the media. Officials are welcome to attend and observe.


    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2015


    The Ohio State University, 1125 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212

    Ohio Village, Ohio History Connection, 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211

    FCEM&HS, 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43230.

    The exercise is a one-day Homeland Security Grant funded exercise designed to validate multiple jurisdiction’s emergency operations plans (EOPs) and standard operating procedures (SOPs).  Capabilities being evaluated during the exercise include Communications, Debris Management, Joint Emergency Operations Center Management, Emergency Public Information and Warning, Fatality Management, Initial Notification, Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding and Related Services) and Patient Tracking. 

    FCEMHS is a local government agency which coordinates county-wide emergency/disaster planning, education, warning, response and recovery.