2016 Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Dengue Outbreak After Action Review (AAR)/Improvement Plan

DengueFever

Hawaii Island Dengue Outbreak Response

The focus of this AAR/IP was to collect and analyzeDOH’s response activities related to a Dengue Fever outbreak. The report identified strengths, areas for improvement, recommendations, and provided an improvement plan.

 

 

 

 

 


2016 American Samoa Department of Homeland Security Hurricane Full-Scale Exercise (FSE)

American Samoa Department of Homeland Security Hurricane Full-Scale Exercise (FSE)

American Samoa Department of Homeland Security Hurricane Full-Scale Exercise (FSE)

Matagi ma Savili 2016 was a full-scale, free play exercise conducted over two days in support of the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security (ASDHS) – Territorial Emergency Management Coordinating Office (TEMCO). The primary goal of the exercise was to ensure that the ASDHS possessed the capabilities to effectively and efficiently coordinate Hurricane preparation and response capabilities in accordance with relevant plans/procedures.

The exercise consisted of over 370 local, territorial, federal, non-governmental and private sector organizations from 45 organizations to include an Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) from FEMA Region IX, as well as the PACOM Defense Coordinating Officer/Element (DCO/DCE). The exercise focused on pre- and post-landfall operations and activities such as:

  • Multi-agency coordination,
  • Public messaging,
  • Inter-island communications,
  • Shelter Plan development,
  • Shelter staff operations (management, logistics, communications, etc.),
  • Just-in-Time Training for Shelter staff,
  • Provision of mass care services to affected populations at two shelter locations,
  • Damage assessment and reporting operations,
  • Resource procurement/distribution, and
  • Restoration of critical infrastructure.

 

‘This was one of the best exercises I’ve seen in nine years.”  ~FEMA IMAT Team member


2016 Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) SNS Full-Scale Exercise (FSE)

Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) SNS Full-Scale Exercise (FSE)

Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) SNS Full-Scale Exercise (FSE)

The primary goal of the two-day full-scale exercise was to ensure the state of Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) possessed the capability to effectively and efficiently coordinate Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) response capabilities in accordance with the Hawaii SNS plan, and related Field Operations Guides (FOGs).

The exercise included over 1350 participants, incorporated over 60 local, state, federal, non-governmental and private sector organizations.

The exercise included the following:

  • Transportation and delivery to the Receive, Stage, and Storage (RSS) site, as well as Point of Dispensing (POD) sites,
  • Use of Security and Medical Countermeasure Warehouse Field Operations Guides,
  • Use of Agency phase-based Execution Checklists,
  • Security procedures during transit, as well as at the RSS and POD sites,
  • Distribution of medical material at open and closed POD sites, and
  • Recovery of medical material and equipment.

“Great exercise for quick, fast dispensing of medication.”

“This was the first time in over 100 SNS exercises that I’ve seen so many security agencies involved in one exercise.”


2016 Hawaii Department of Health Strategic National Stockpile Field Operations Guides (2016)

Field Operation Guides

This project involved the development of three coordinated Field Operations Guides (FOGs) for the Hawaii State Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) plan.

The FOGs provide detailed guidance on the 1) operation of a Point of Distribution (POD) site, 2) security policies and procedures, and 3) warehouse and delivery operations in response to a public health event, emergency, or disaster requiring activation of the Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Mass Prophylaxis Plan.

 

 

 


2016 New Mexico Department of Health Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Table-Top Exercise

2016 New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Tabletop Exercise (TTX)

2016 New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Tabletop Exercise (TTX)

The 2016 New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Tabletop Exercise (TTX) familiarized federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as private sector and non-governmental organization participants with current EVD response plans, policies and procedures, and provided a forum for discussing the capabilities and limitations of Ebola assessment hospitals to successfully manage Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) until an EVD diagnosis was either confirmed or ruled out while awaiting transfer to an Ebola treatment center.

The exercise included four modules for discussion that began with a scenario overview. The first two modules were discussed with all participants in a plenary session. The final two modules covered topics that were discussed in separate breakout groups and consisted of representatives of each assessment hospital. After each breakout session, the groups selected a spokesperson(s) who then shared key actions/best practices and issues/gaps in response efforts. Participants concluded the exercise by identifying key action items and providing input for a hotwash of the exercise.

“This was the most organized and clean exercise I have ever participated in by NMDOH.”

“The exercise was well planned – thorough – as with any novel need, there are always so many logistics to address. Thank you!


2015 Hawaii Senior Leader Catastrophic Hurricane Plans/Annex Table Top Exercise (#2)

2015 Senior Leader Hurricane Exercise After Action Report/Improvement Plan

The purpose of the 2015 Senior Leader Hawaii Senior Leader Catastrophic Hurricane Plan/Annex Table Top Exercise was to validate the 2015 Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Scenario Plan/Annex. The exercise was also designed to raise awareness of Federal, State, Local, Private Sector and Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) capabilities, roles, and responsibilities to support the response to a hurricane impacting Hawaii. Participants included senior-level leaders to include the Hawaii State Governor and Lieutenant Governor as well as other senior representatives from the local, state and federal levels.

The exercise successfully focused on the Operational Coordination and Situation Assessment capabilities.

“The exercise was well paced and designed to maximize participation.” 

“Superb TTX – Best TTX I have ever attended.”


2015 Hawaii Senior Leader Catastrophic Hurricane Plans/Annex Table Top Exercise (#1)

2015 Senior Leader Hurricane Exercise After Action Report/Improvement Plan

The purpose of the 2015 Senior Leader Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Plan/Annex Table Top Exercise was to validate the 2015 Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Scenario Plan/Annex. Participants included senior leader representatives from key organizations at the federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as non-governmental organizations.

The exercise successfully focused on the Operational Coordination and Situation Assessment capabilities.

 

“Content presented was extremely organized and informative”

“Great facilitation – kept everyone on time and ensured wide participation.”

 


2015 Hawaii Senior Leader Workshop

This project involved the design and development of a workshop testing Hawaii’s Catastrophic Hurricane Plan and was completed while working in close coordination with FEMA’s Pacific Area Office.


2015 Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Plan Senior Leader Workshop

The focus of this exercise was on the ability of senior leaders to include the Governor of the State of Hawaii, the FEMA IX Acting Regional Administrator, the mayors of two neighbor islands, and other senior officials to respond to a catastrophic hurricane impacting the state of Hawaii.


2015 Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) Catastrophic Hurricane Plan/FEMA Region IX Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Annex

2015 Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Plan/Annex

2015 Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Plan/Annex

ReadyZoneHQ supported HI-EMA and led the final revision of the statewide 2015 Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Plan/FEMA Region IX Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Annex.

The 2015 Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Plan/FEMA Region IX Hawaii Catastrophic Hurricane Annex is an executable, operational response Plan/ Annex that addresses the magnitude of physical effects and operational impacts from a Category 4 hurricane, or that of lesser severity, making an impact anywhere in Hawaii. The Plan/ Annex outlines scalable and coordinated strategies to execute a joint state and federal response to catastrophic damage impacting the state.

  • Received and adjudicated over 2700 comments,
  • Completed over 2400 edits in three weeks
  • Completely reorganized the plan in accordance with the FEMA Operational Planning Manual.

The plan now:

  • Identifies and defines Objectives, Endstates, and Triggers by Phase
  • Describes the response organization structure
  • Identifies and assigns tasks to lead organizations and supporting organizations to achieve objectives
  • Identifies resources and required coordination points to accomplish tasks
  • Anticipates potential impediments, known gaps, and issues
  • Provides a common blueprint for all incident management and incident support activities

2015 Makani Pahili Hawaii Department of Health Functional Exercise

Makani Pahili 2015 Functional Exercise

Makani Pahili Hawaii Department of Health Department Operations Center Functional Exercise (2015) This project involved the design, development, conduct, and evaluation of a functional exercise for the Hawaii Department of Health to test its hurricane and COOP response plans.

This FE was designed to allow players to assess Department Operations Center (DOC) policies as they pertain to the coordination of public health tasks and activities. Specifically, the exercise allowed players to test the following Public Health Preparedness (PHEP) capabilities:

  • Capability 3: Emergency Operations Coordination
  • Capability 6: Information Sharing
  • Capability 7: Mass Care

 

“Exercise was well organized and ran on time. Injects seem to arrive at a good pace.”


2015 Ebola Response Tabletop Exercise

2015 Ebola Response Planning – Quarantine Tabletop Exercise

This Tabletop Exercise involved the development, conduct, and evaluation of tabletop exercises for the Hawaii Department of Health to test stakeholder response plans for Ebola in Hawaii.

The TTX was designed to allow players to discuss court orders, notification, support for quarantined individuals, and decontamination issues related to an EVD patient on Oahu. Specifically, the exercise allowed players to test the following public health preparedness capabilities:

  • Medical Materiel Management and Distribution
  • Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
  • Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation

 

“The scenario was clear and well thought out.”

“Good overview, process, and design.”


2014 Makani Pahili Annual Hurricane Exercise

Makani Pahili 2014 Exercise Series Statewide Report/After Action Report Summary

The MP 2014 exercise was a series of coordinated exercises conducted by the State of Hawaii and all four counties, as well as federal, private, and non-governmental organization (NGO) stakeholders. MP 2014 included: Seven Tabletop Exercises, Five Functional Exercises, and Fourteen full-scale exercise events. Makani Pahili 2014 was an extremely successful exercise with over 1800 local, state, and federal participants making it the largest hurricane exercise conducted to date in Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

“Excellent exercise. Support in getting us ready – Superb!  We learned a lot!”

 

 


2014 Makani Pahili Hawaii Department of Health Functional Exercise (FE)

Makani Pahili 2014 Hawaii Department of Health Departmental Operations Center Functional Exercise.

This project involved the design, development, conduct, and evaluation of functional exercises for the Hawaii Department of Health to test its hurricane and COOP response plans. This Functional Exercise (FE) was designed to allow players to assess the Departmental Operations Center (DOC) policies as they pertain to the coordination of public health tasks and activities. More specifically, the exercise allowed players to test the following public health preparedness capabilities:

  • Emergency Operations Coordination
  • Emergency Public Information and Warning
  • Information Sharing
  • Mass Care

 

 

“You guys were a great team to work with! It was a pleasure from planning stages
through execution. Great work.”

“The Team was excellent. Very organized, well prepared, had relationships with emergency management and other agencies.”


2014 Ebola Response Tabletop Exercise

2014 Ebola Response Planning Tabletop Exercise

This Tabletop Exercise involved the development, conduct, and evaluation of tabletop exercises for the Hawaii Department of Health to test stakeholder response plans for Ebola in Hawaii.

The TTX was designed to allow players to discuss transportation, notification, and waste management issues related to a potential Ebola patient requiring air medical transport (AMT) to Oahu from a neighbor island. Specifically, the exercise allowed players to test the following public health preparedness capabilities:

  • Emergency Operations Coordination
  • Information Sharing
  • Medical Materiel Management and Distribution

“This is the right type of exercise for the state!”