I hope everyone is looking forward to the drill on Saturday, as we are. The theme of this drill is message passing. Much of our value to the city is when other methods of communications are impacted or unavailable during an emergency. This is when effective, efficient, and proper message passing will be most important.
To that end, we have designed a two-hour exercise that meets the County standards as an approved drill with the emphasis on message passing.
Please page through the attached document and review any of the sample ICS-214, ICS-309 and message passing links shown in the document. We are going to try to inter-mix a few health & welfare checks in with a fair amount of message passing.
As a participant, you will be called upon to send a message to one of the ICP’s and it would be great if you could do it without viewing the message in advance. I also encourage you to take out blank ICS-213 forms and scribe many of the incoming messages as well. The more that we can do without reading the message in advance the better.
If you absolutely must read the messages in advance, the first set of 8 messages have been published to our website at K6SA.NET. It is not known at this time what message you will be assigned.
PLEASE REMEMBER that if you are interested in achieving county ‘credit’ for participation, you must meet the following criteria:
- Participate for the whole 2 hours, even if you are only listening most of the time (and copying messages, of course).
- Complete and submit your ICS-214 (Unit Activity Log) and ICS-309 (Communications Log), and all messages you copied on ICS-213 forms.
- Participate in the hot-wash or send feedback, comments, and suggestions back via email.
All documentation should be returned to Jeff by Sunday evening.
- Sample Forms (partially filled out)
- Blank Forms
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