Training & Exercise

*** Free Exercise***

CMS Provider-Supplier Tabletop Exercise

• Tuesday,  February 12, 2019 from 0900 – 1200
• Participant Limit: 35 people
• Location: Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

3250 US-129, Bell, FL 32619

Registration Link

The North Central Florida HealthCare Coalition is pleased to provide a Tabletop Exercise for member organizations. This Exercise is being conducted to assist member organizations in complying with new CMS rules regarding exercise participation.

This exercise will be a comprehensive discussion-based tabletop exercise with an open discussion led by an exercise facilitator. The scenario will be centered on an emergency event with cascading events impacting the whole community. The narrated discussion will present a series of scenarios with accompanying problem statements designed to challenge providers’ and suppliers’ Emergency Plans.

Participants will be challenged to assess their plans, policies, and procedures related to the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers. Key personnel and community stakeholders will be discussing the protective actions based on the emergency scenarios.

Participating organizations will walk away having identified strengths and areas for improvement within their Emergency Plan. Exercise staff will provide participants with an After-Action Report (AAR) overview and document template that can be completed by individual facilities.

Questions, please contact: Leigh Wilsey, Senior Regional Planner                             

Email:   Office: (904) 279-0880 ext. 105


***FREE Course***
MGT-409 Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters

• February 20-21, 2019
• Participant Limit: 30 people
• Location: Columbia County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

263 NW Lake City Avenue, Lake City Fl

Registration Link

This is a 16-hour course dealing with Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters.

When an entire community is affected by a large-scale incident involving mass casualties such as a natural disaster, a pandemic outbreak, or a terrorist attack, response activities require integration of emergency management, healthcare providers, public health officials, public safety officials, and other agencies operating in a community. Large-scale incidents are likely to overwhelm healthcare systems and communities must work together to address the needs of an overwhelming number of patients. Community Healthcare Planning and Response to Disasters will prepare communities to effectively plan for, respond to, and recover from this type of scenario.

This course will provide medium- to high-level decision makers with comprehensive planning tools to mitigate impacts on communities during large-scale incidents. This course examines the need for collaboration among responders in a community-wide disaster response. The NCBRT will deliver training through a combination of facilitated discussion, hands-on training, and traditional classroom-style instruction. Recognizing that response to disasters differs by locale, the course is designed to be tailored based on local participant needs.

The target audience for this course includes the healthcare provider community, emergency management, and responders to healthcare incidents.

Questions, please contact:   Leigh Wilsey, Senior Regional Planner

Email:  Office: (904) 279-0880 ext. 105


***FREE Course***
MGT- 319 Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing (POD), Planning, & Response

• April 2-3, 2019
• Participant Limit: 40 people
• Location: Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

3250 US-129, Bell, FL 32619

Registration Link


This training course is to enhance jurisdiction preparedness and emergency response efforts by providing the knowledge of how to exercise and revise a plan that utilizes an all-hazards, whole community approach toward a medical countermeasures event. 

Assists with coordination of planning and training for, and responding to a medical countermeasure response for a public health incident. This course responds directly to the National Preparedness Goal; as it applies to delivery of medical countermeasures to exposed populations.


  • Category A, B, C Agents, natural hazards, manmade, or terrorism events.
  • Points of Dispensing Command Structure for planning, execution, and demobilization of a jurisdictional response
  • Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA)
  • Discussions as it applies to local Emergency Support Function (ESF-8 and ESF-6)
  • Public Health Preparedness Capabilities

The target audience for this course includes the healthcare provider community, emergency management, and responders to healthcare incidents.

 Questions, please contact:    Leigh Wilsey, Senior Regional Planner

Email:   Office: (904) 279-0880 ext. 105



CMS Webinars & Shared Materials

1 – Inpatient Occupancies – Hazard Vulnerability Assessments
RPA HVA Tool Guidance 2017. ver13.Final (PDF)
RPA HVA Tool 2017. ver13.Final (Excel file)
YouTube Video

2 – Inpatient Occupancies – Components of a Comprehensive EPP
Managing Resources (PDF)
YouTube Video

3 – Inpatient Occupancies – Full Building Evacuation and Surge Planning
Transportation for Evacuation Survey (PDF)
Influx _Surge Tool (Excel file)
Evac Trans Survey Aggregate Tool (Excel file)
YouTube Video

4 – Inpatient Occupancies – E-tags, Training and Testing
Sample Compliance Calendar (Word doc)
YouTube Video

A – Outpatient Occupancies – Hazard Vulnerability Assessments
RBC Tools 52018 (PDF)
​ YouTube Video

B – Outpatient Occupancies – Policies and Procedures
RBC Toools 52018 (PDF)
​ YouTube Video

C – Outpatient Occupancies – Communications
RBC Tools (PDF)
YouTube Video

D – Outpatient Occupancies – Training and Testing
Train and Test Tools (PDF)
YouTube Video


Real World Event After Action Template

This “Real-World” after-action report template is a modified Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program AAR template. This template was developed by the Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition for healthcare facilities (non-hospital) to use to evaluate the effectiveness of healthcare facility Plans that have been activated as a result of a real-world event (not an exercise). The template provides direction on what should be included within each section of the document.

The template has the following sections to address:
•Real World Event Overview
•Analysis of Plan Activation (includes a summary of Plan performance)
•Strengths and Areas for Improvement
•Improvement Plan Matrix (highlights issue areas and the corrective action to be taken)

Any questions regarding this AAR template can be directed to Leigh Wilsey, Sr. Planner at 904-279-0880 x105 or

Healthcare Facility (non hospital) – After Action Report Improvement Plan Template (MS Word Template)