Presentation on theme: "Alaska Specific Hazardous Materials Tabletop Exercises Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management Department of Military & Veterans Affairs DRAFT."— Presentation transcript:
Alaska Specific Hazardous Materials Tabletop Exercises Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management Department of Military & Veterans Affairs DRAFT Cannery Tabletop Exercise
Welcome and Introductions This document was prepared under a grant from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation. For Official Use Only
Agenda 8:30 - Registration 9:00 - Welcome and Introductions 9:15 - Exercise Scenario and Discussions 12:00 - Working Lunch 1:00 - Exercise Scenario and Discussions 2:00 - End Exercise 2:15 - TTX Hotwash 2:45 - Concluding Remarks
Scope This exercise focuses on notification, coordination and command and control issues associated with a HazMat incident in Alaska.
Objectives Demonstrate the ability to direct, coordinate, and control emergency activities using the Incident Command System (ICS). Demonstrate the ability to alert, mobilize, and activate personnel for emergency response and maintain operations until the situation is brought under control. Demonstrate the ability to mobilize, track, and demobilize equipment, people, and other resources in support of emergency operations.
Objectives Develop and maintain coordinated action plans to accomplish operational objectives. Identify and implement appropriate actions to protect emergency workers and the public. Coordinate and disseminate timely and accurate information to the media.
Exercise Process This is an open, low-stress, no-fault environment Respond based on your knowledge of current plans and capabilities Decisions are not precedent setting and may not reflect your organization’s final position on a given issue.
How to Play in a TTX Players respond to the situation presented, based on knowledge of response procedures, current plans, and insights from training. The facilitator will present the situation. The information presented is supplemented in the players’ Situation Manual. Players will engage in a discussion of appropriate response actions and issues that arise from the scenario at hand.
Format of a TTX Interactive No fault environment – exchange ideas Learn what other departments, agencies, & jurisdictions need from you Prompts to get you talking/thinking with each other Write down issues to solve within you own agency
Fresh Seafoods Cannery is located in [TOWN NAME], along the [BODY OF WATER NAME]. The cannery has been operating for almost twenty years and employs 240 workers.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., a forklift driver at the cannery accidentally hits a 5,000-gallon tank of anhydrous ammonia. The forklift punches a hole in the 20-year-old tank, and the toxic chemical begins spilling out.
Its raining lightly with southeastern winds at 20 Knots. The location of the leak is less than 100 yards from the [BODY OF WATER NAME]. Workers in the plant immediately notify their supervisors, who call local responders.
Map of Scenario Area Anhydrous Ammonia Tank Area of Spill
The cannery supervisor notifies the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) of the leak.
Workers are unable to determine the exact amount of chemical that has leaked from the tank. They are afraid that the chemical will run downhill into [BODY OF WATER].