2023 EPIC Tabletop Exercise

EPIC TTX - November 2023 - 11

On November 16, 2023, the Emergency Preparedness Interagency Collaborative (EPIC) and their invited guests conducted a tabletop exercise (TTX) that focused on building the framework - preparing for, responding to, and recovery from a MCI at an after-hours high school football game. With 85+ participants, the TTX was broken into 3 modules over a 3 hour period. Each participant was placed at 1 of the 5 function groups (Security, Fire/Medical, Public Information Officer, Evacuation, and Mass Care/Reunification). After each module, each table group reported out to the larger groups their talking points, challenges, and possible solutions during the unfolding MCI.

Thank you to the University of California Irvine (UCI) - Emergency Management Team for hosting this year's TTX and to Vanessa Flores (Deputy Director of Emergency Management at UCI) for facilitating the TTX and keeping the groups engaged.

A huge thank you to all schools and agencies that took the time to participate in this much needed TTX. These schools and agencies included:

American Red Cross
City of Irvine | Irvine Police Department
Concordia University – Irvine
Crean Lutheran High School
Garden Grove Unified School District
Irvine Unified School District
Irvine Valley College | IVC Police Department
Laguna Beach Unified School District
Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Orange County Fire Authority
Orange County Healthcare Agency
Orange Fire Department
Orange Unified School District
Rancho Santiago Community College District
Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Sage Hill School
Saint Jeanne De Lestonnac School
South Coast Chinese Center | Irvine Chinese School
Specialized Safety Services
Tarbut V’Torah (TVT) Community Day School
University of California – Irvine | UCI Police Dept.
Vanguard University