Each EOC X Exercise Scenario has up to 90 voice messages, divided into 3 levels of message traffic intensity. Superimpose one scenario over another to create multiple hazard exercises for even more messages!

Exercise objectives for each scenario: 1) To demonstrate an awareness of the emergency situation and 2) To demonstrate access to emergency policies, procedures and contact information.

EOC X Scenarios:

Tornado

Terrorism Chemical

Terrorism Biological

Earthquake

Hurricane

HazMat

EOC Tornado exercise simulates up to 90 realistic voice messages to an Emergency Operations Center resulting from a damaging tornado. The initial scenario starts with an activated EOC during a tornado Watch. A tornado is reported approaching the target jurisdiction, and then it hits. Casualties and damage are reported by various operations centers including response agencies, hospitals, news media, utilities and state and local officials. As reports come in, the scope of the emergency is revealed. A critical incident develops when a building collapses.

Customizable Exercise Features: Number of casualties, critical incident, areas along path of tornado, roads closed, shelter and feeding stations and more.


EOC Chemical Terrorism exercise begins with policy level discussion of a terrorist threat. The questions is, “What can we or should we do about it?” A credible threat develops and reports indicate that an attack is imminent on an unknown location. Up to 90 realistic voice messages begin to arrive. An incident is reported that indicates a chemical attack. Casualties are reported by various response agencies operations centers, incident commander, hospitals, news media, utilities and state and local officials. As reports come in, the scope of the emergency is revealed.

Customizable Exercise Features: Number of casualties, chemical attack scene, areas to be evacuated, roads closed, names of local agencies, shelters open and more.


EOC Biological Terrorism exercise begins with policy level discussion of an apparent epidemic. The questions are, “Is this a terrorist attack? What disease are we dealing with? What can we or should we do about it?” Reports indicate that an attack may have already occurred at an unknown location within the jurisdiction. Up to 90 realistic voice messages begin to arrive. Hospitals report patient data on suspicious cases. The news media begins to inquire, sensing that the situation may become a national news item. Hospitals receive an increasing number of patients as the public begins to panic. State and local officials offer resources. As reports come in, the scope of the emergency is revealed.

Customizable Exercise Features: Total number of casualties, scene of attack, roads closed, names of local agencies, shelters open and more.


EOC Earthquake exercise simulates up to 90 realistic voice messages to an Emergency Operations Center resulting from an earthquake. Scenario data is based on the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake. The initial scenario begins with an activated EOC. Casualties and damage are reported by various operations centers including response agencies, hospitals, news media, utilities and state and local officials. As reports come in, the scope of the emergency is revealed. A critical incident develops when a major building collapses.

Customizable Exercise Features: Number of casualties, critical incident information, earthquake intensity Richter Magnitude 5.0 to 9.0, quality of local construction, names of local and supporting agencies, names of damaged areas, roads closed, mass care feeding stations and more.


EOC Hurricane exercise simulates up to 87 realistic voice messages to an Emergency Operations Center focussing on evacuation and protection preparations for an approaching hurricane. The exercise begins with a Hurricane Watch. Forecast/Advisories provide the latest details on the status of the hurricane threat. The EOC Staff must react to information requests from a new jurisdiction administration, other agencies, and a higher jurisdiction EOC. Soon a Hurricane Warning is announced which changes preparation urgency. Later, a  Hurricane Bulletin provides new data on hurricane development for EOC Staff reaction.

Customizable Exercise Features: Intensity Category of 1 to 5 for the Hurricane upon arrival, map coordinates of EOC for realistic Advisories, names of local and supporting agencies and more.


EOC Hazmat exercise simulates up to 90 realistic voice messages to an Emergency Operations Center focussing on evacuation and protection preparations from a hazardous materials accident. The exercise begins with a freight train derailment and fire. An explosion escalates the response urgency. The EOC Staff must react to information requests from a new jurisdiction administration, other agencies, and a higher jurisdiction EOC. Hazardous materials are identified and a series of events increases the scope of the emergency.

Customizable Exercise Features: Number of people injured, names of roads and affected areas, names of local and supporting agencies and more.