Full-scale emergency exercise to take place at Ivy Tech Bloomington: Operation Safe Harbor is sponsored by the American Red Cross and multiple other agencies and community partners
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington will be a host location for Operation Safe Harbor: A Full-Scale Exercise in emergency preparedness on Thursday, October 19. Sponsors of the exercise include the American Red Cross of the Indiana Region, Ivy Tech Bloomington, Monroe County Emergency Management, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and numerous other community partners and residents.
The exercise will provide participants with an opportunity to assess capabilities, plans, policies, and procedures. It will focus on decision-making, coordination, and integration with other jurisdictions and organizations during a tornado. The exercise will test the agency’s ability to provide mass care services such as sheltering and feeding as well as communicating and coordinating across agencies, and to collaboratively assess damage to impacted homes.
The scenario is that a tornado hits several areas in Bloomington and Ellettsville and people are unable to return home due to damage and inaccessibility.
American Red Cross Indiana Region
Bartholomew County Emergency Management Agency
Bloomington Fire Department/Community EMT - Mobile Integrated Health
Brown County Emergency Management Agency
Civil Air Patrol
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction
Indiana State Board of Animal Health
Indiana University Health
Indiana University Emergency Management
Indiana University Health Lifeline EMS South Central Region
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington
Monroe County Emergency Management Agency
Monroe County Fair Board
Owen County Emergency Management Agency
Owen County building department
Orange County Emergency Management Agency
For more information, contact Isis Chaverri, regional communications director, American Red Cross of the Indiana Region at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-914-5744.
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