What does it take to integrate 32 organizations into one simulation?
We prepared and delivered a day-long crisis exercise for Pierce County, USA. The simulation involved Public Information Officers (PIOs) from 32 organizations across 4 counties in Washington State.
For this emergency preparedness simulation, we designed a realistic dry run of a terrorist incident for each of the 4 counties. Each county was subject to a fictional high-impact terrorist attack in quick succession, escalating in severity each time.
Participants needed to coordinate and communicate internally to ensure consistent, appropriate messaging based on a common operating picture.
Participating agencies needed to coordinate with other government and private organizations on the dissemination of information, family response and other public affairs matters.
- Washington State Control
- Pierce County Sheriff’s Department
- King County Office of Emergency Management
- Tacoma Fire Department
- Northwest Healthcare Response Network
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