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    Tulsa District Emergency Management Office hosts tabletop exercise for Osage County communities



    Story by Brannen Parrish 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District

    Tulsa District’s Emergency Management Office held a tabletop exercise June 16 with Osage County officials. Representatives from Barnsdall, Avant and Skiatook were invited.
    Tabletop exercises enable Tulsa District Emergency Management staff to educate local officials about available emergency funding under programs like Public Law 84-99 after an emergency declaration from governors.

    According to the exercise brief, the event is designed with multiple purposes including communicating U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project information and shared risk responsibility, flood threat recognition warning and dissemination.

    Emergency managers and other local officials work together to review evacuation procedures, resource staging locations and resource request opportunities.

    No human or logistical resources are activated during tabletop exercises but participants from county, state and federal agencies can imagine how they will respond to scenarios.

    These scenarios help leaders determine how they will position human and emergency resources to best serve their communities.

    By considering how their plans will be executed during a crisis, emergency managers and first responders can review elements of their plans and update them as needed.

    Emergency Management invites mayors, city managers, public works directors, law enforcement and first responders.

    Tabletops are like role-playing games only the implications are based upon real-world possibilities and the roles each participant is playing is his or her own.

    Tabletops help district staff develop relationships with decisionmakers, and helps those leaders hone their emergency response plans.



    Date Taken: 06.17.2021
    Date Posted: 06.17.2021 09:00
    Story ID: 399146
    Location: TULSA, OK, US 

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