|Exercise - Continuity of Operations|
The Disaster Resistant Communities Group (DRCG) is uniquely qualified to assist businesses and governments in assessing the viability of their Continuity of Operations Plan.
On-Line eXercise (ONX) System
Designed to make tabletop exercises easier and extremely fordable to develop, facilitate and evaluate the internet based ONX System provides a disaster exercise platform that meets and exceeds today's business continuity exercising needs.
The ONX System provides for:
Recent COOP Exercises
Hurricane Doc - A Health Center Tabletop Exercise
The Florida Department of Health undertook an effort to develop, facilitate and evaluate a disaster exercise entitled "Hurricane Doc - A Health Center Tabletop Exercise".
This series of exercise facilitated in June 2010 served as an opportunity for each of the state's community health centers and other independent outpatient health care providers to assess their ability to remain operational in the aftermath of a hurricane. The primary purpose of the exercise was to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each provider's Continuity of Operations Plan.
During the series of seven Hurricane Doc Tabletop Exercises 347 separate health care providers participated in enhancing their capability to survive the next hurricane.
Hurricane Primed - A Government COOP Tabletop Exercise
The successful Hurricane Primed Tabletop Exercise facilitated in August 2009 for the Gulf County Emergency Management Department had numerous local county and city agencies and departments working through the process of maintaining critical operations in the aftermath of a category two hurricane.
Following the Department of Homeland Security's HSEEP guidelines, DRCG developed specific Exercise Evaluation Guides designed to assess the capabilities of the various participants as they worked to remain operational to serve the needs of the local business community and area residents and visitors.
As a participant from the county Tax Assessor's Office stated during the exercise hotwash:
"The exercise made us think about what we have in place and what we need to incorporate in our plans that we don’t already have in place."
Outbreak Anarchy - A Workplace Influenza Pandemic Tabletop Exercise
Another highly successful COOP exercise was the Outbreak Anarchy Tabletop Exercise. With 117 individuals representing 51 different businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations participants were presented with a wide range of injects dealing with subjects such as: