These are some of the exercises and plans APC has completed in 2019:
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) - EMAP Certification Technical Writing Assistance
In the Spring of 2019, APC in assisted the Orlando International Airport in becoming one of the first airports to become EMAP Accredited. This included the review of all plans and procedures related to airport emergency operations to ensure that each plan was referenced and in compliance with Emergency Management Accreditation Program requirements.
Orange County Public Schools - Emergency Procedures Manual
In the Summer of 2019, APC worked with Orange County Public School to develop an Emergency Procedures Manual (EPM) and accompanying Fact Sheet to provide OCPS employees procedures for a variety of emergency situations that may occur at
school administrative sites.
Miami-Dade Online Training Update - Evacuation Center Management and Operations
APC and Blue Skies Professional Services worked in conjunction with Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management to update the Evacuation Center Online Training Program. This update included splitting the online course into 2 new online training courses, Evacuation Center Management and Evacuation Center Operations.
City of Cocoa, FL
Hybrid Functional/Tabletop COOP Exercise
In July of 2019, APC conducted a hybrid functional/tabletop exercise on behalf of the Cocoa Fire Department for the City of Cocoa. The exercise allowed the City of Cocoa to discuss current preparedness, response, and recovery protocols, plans, and procedures involving a hazardous materials incident. The exercise emphasized Continuity of Operations (COOP) involving all appropriate city departments.
GOAA-MCO - Operation
Fallen Bird Exercises
In the fall and winter of 2019, APC in consultation with RLKing Training and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, conducted a series of exercises that started with a tabletop exercise, a functional exercise, and finally a full-scale exercise. Operation Fallen Bird involved over 20 agencies.
The Tabletop Exercise allowed the GOAA-MCO airport community to discuss CFR Part 139 in conjunction with additional preparedness, response, and recovery protocols, plans, and procedures regarding a downed aircraft incident. A follow-up functional exercise focused on injection-based information to allow agencies to coordinate their response to an incident.
Finally, a full-scale, one day exercise at MCO was conducted with pre-designated locations. Exercise play involved emergency response efforts responding on-scene to an unannounced Alert III, downed aircraft which resulted in a mass-casualty incident. Following the initial response efforts, the exercise focused on incident support and recovery efforts to assist family and friends of those impacted and facilitated the recovery process of the airport community returning to normal operations.
Orlando/Orange UASI - THIRA/SPR
In the fall/winter of 2019, APC in consultation with the Orlando/Orange UASI reviewed the 2018 Orlando/Orange UASI THIRA/SPR. The 2019 THIRA review and update of the Response and Recovery Core Capabilities and identifying the gaps within the Prevention, Protection, and Mitigation Core Capabilities.
The THIRA is a three-step process; (1) Identify threats and hazards of concern, (2) Give context to the threats and hazards; and (3) Establish capability targets.
The SPR is also a 3-step process; (1) Assess capabilities, (2) Identify capability gaps and build strategies to address them, (3) Report grant contribution.
UASI - THIRA/SPR
In the fall/winter of 2019, APC in consultation with the Miami/Fort Lauderdale UASI reviewed and updated the Miami/Fort Lauderdale UASI THIRA/SPR. The THIRA assists jurisdictions in the analysis of threats and hazards of concern for each community that present the greatest challenge for the 32 core capabilities.