NWTEMC Tabletop Exercise. September 17, 2008 Wolf Lodge. Exercise Agenda. Schedule: Exercise Briefing Scenario Description Activity period Critique/Debriefing Define next action steps . Exercise Briefing. Purpose
September 17, 2008
This tabletop exercise is an opportunity to discuss how you might use your tribes’ Emergency Management Plan to respond to a large scale incident affecting tribal nations located throughout the Northwest.
Practice and clarify response roles:
A bus with 42 visitors from B.C. Canada begins a 24 hour promotional tour of Western Washington casinos.
Stops during the first day include the Nooksack, Lummi, and Swinomish tribal casinos.
The evening concludes with dinner and an overnight stay at the Tulalip casino and resort hotel.
Personnel from most Washington State tribes are attending a TGA conference at the hotel on the same night. Other conference participants are from Idaho, Oregon and Alaska.
The conference ends the next morning, and hotel staff check-out both groups.
On the return trip to Vancouver, the tour bus first stops at the QuilCeda Village outlet mall, and then at the Upper Skagit and Stilliguamish casinos.
Staff at each casino and the hotel begin to call in sick. Most are very ill with severe vomiting and diarrhea. Several of the TGA conference attendees are also affected.
Staff at The State Department of Health has received a report that 37 of the Vancouver tour-bus visitors have also been ill, and have been diagnosed with a highly contagious norovirus.
To prevent further spread of the disease, DOH recommends the immediate closure of all tribal casinos until a through cleaning process is completed. The process will take at least 73 hours.
This story is immediately released on local and national news. Media begin contacting local casinos for more information.
Tribal Emergency Operations Centers have been activated, and you are here to attend a Incident Command System planning session to determine actions needed to address this event.
Use ICS guidelines to initiate discussion on the following actions.
– Finance/ Administration
Are there any anticipated long-term issues?
Practice and clarify response roles
Four major issues identified in this incident need to be considered:
Based on the lessons learned in today’s Exercise:
1.Please identify which three action items should be the highest work priority.
2. Who should be responsible for this work?
3. What is the timeline for completion?