LOW COUNTRY REGION
Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper, Orangeburg
Aiken, Barnwell, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Saluda, York
PEE DEE REGION
Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, Williamsburg
Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union
DHEC Midlands Region
Second Annual Regional Communications Exercise
Friday – February 6, 2015
Location: SC Fire Academy
141 Monticello Trail, Columbia, SC 29203
Vehicle and Participant Set Up/Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Participant Briefing: 09:00 a.m.
Event Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
Hotwash: 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Purpose: Under simulated emergency conditions, communication vehicles, trailers, mobile command vehicles, and other portable set-ups of any shape, style or configuration will meet up in an open parking lot. Participants will be given at the briefing a sealed package with instructions to open them at specific times and attempt to complete an assigned challenge.
A variety of challenges including typical situations experienced in multi agency response will be spread out over the two hours of the event. This is not a competition but a fun and exciting way for coalition partners to experience real life challenges that are routinely experienced in large scale events. Each participant will evaluate their ability to assist the coalition in the exercise, with DHEC completing an after action report on what went right, what went wrong and identifying our opportunities for improvement.
Please join our coalition for a Friday morning full of fun and learning opportunities. This event is open to anyone in our region, including state agencies, hospitals, fire service, law enforcement, amateur radio operators and emergency management.
Your questions can be directed to Bob Besley (event coordinator)
@ 803-292-3323 or Karen Hutto (Midlands Region OPHP Director)
We hope to see you there!