EPA Region 9 pdf documents for the online Tabletop Exercise on Friday October 29, 2021
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EPA Region 9 Ammonia Tabletop Exercise (TTX)
Introduction: A four (4) hour TTX (Tabletop Exercise) presentation will include a combination of three (3) pre-recorded TTX response sessions that show how to engage the EPA One Plan four phases of response. Each session is introduced, explained, and debriefed with a live-session with the audience (details are explained further herein).
Purpose: The objective of the TTX is to show how a local community response team engages the EPA One Plan four phases of response to an anhydrous ammonia transportation accident on an Interstate Highway. The response team will utilize a directed automated response network to improves the timing, coordination, and communications with regional, state, and federal responders. The response system utilizes the EPA CAMEO data manager software to develop the initial plume model that will link with the FEMA ChemResponder program that is designed to enhance the on-going network responder with connection to vital responder information which includes advanced dispersion modeling.
The flow of the TTX session will be as follows:
15 Minute TTX Introduction: The TTX will be introduced to the live-session audience.
60 Minute Pre-Recorded TTX Part 1: A pre-selected local response team will demonstrate how they would utilize a network of response connections that include first responders, a hazmat team, private sector technical advisors, and the local emergency management team to address the first 30 minutes of an anhydrous ammonia transport emergency incident.
25 Minute Part 1 Live Session Discussion: The key points and debriefing thoughts of the TTX team will be shared with the live-session. The feedback from the audience will be recovered in a recorded presentation that will be available (in the video library) to the Continuing Challenge audience.
60 Minute Pre-Recorded TTX Part 2: The interaction between the Unified Command and the local Emergency Management Team will involve a network connection between the on-site command team and the Emergency Manager response team and regional, state, and federal support. The response network must be prepared to predict the impact of future plume movement and engage support for the community, environmental, and collateral concerns, such as the traffic impacts, public information challenges and medical facility and transport overloads.
20 Minute Part 1 Live Session Discussion: The key points and debriefing thoughts associated with Part 2 of the TTX team will be shared with the live-session. The feedback from the audience will be recovered in a recorded presentation that will be available (in the video library) to the Continuing Challenge audience.
30 Minute Pre-Recorded TTX Part 3: The emergency event will be terminated and recovery will begin. The hazard assessment and logistics for the safe movement of damaged pressure vessels and crash debris will be evaluated. A recovery plan will be developed and overseen by a recovery team. The scene must also be preserved for field investigators to gather evidence and determine critical findings.
Pre-TTX Readiness: The participants and those who attend the TTX presentation in September will be encouraged to watch the two-hour on-line presentation entitled “Critical Tasks – Four Phases of Hazmat Emergency Response” that can be found in the Continuing Challenge Video Library.