2024 EHPC HURRICANE COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SHARING EXERCISE
EHPC is hosting the 3rd annual Hurricane and Information Sharing Exercise on Thursday, June 13th 2024. This exercise will by mainly a virtual event open to all North Carolina Emergency Response personnel. The Auxillary Commuciations (AUXCOMM) portion will be open to all CONUS partners, specifically FEMA Regions 3 and 4. Radio communication drills along with information sharing platforms will be exercised to prepare for the 2024 hurricane season. Equipment readiness and PACE planning will be a major component of the exercise.
The following disciplines are encouraged to participate:
- Public Safety Agencies (Fire, Law, EMS, PSAPs)
- Healthcare facility Emergency Managers (Other healthcare is welcomed to participate)
- Auxiliary Communications
Summary of participation areas:
Online (Virtual option)-
Participants can work in the comfort of their home base and work through a MSEL (Master Scenario Event List) of tasks to complete during the exercise. The participant can work at their own pace and submit required deliverables through the course of the exercise. Exercise facilitators will be available to assist for challenges encountered.
Specialized assignment (Downrange mobilization / selected teams)-
Teams wishing to deploy downrange to a chosen target or facility will be available. Teams can exercise setting up and testing of COMU related items in an austere environment. If you team or agency is interested in this option, please contact the Exercise Director for planning arrangements. If your agency wishes to deploy to a pre-determined location, please contact the Exercise POC.
Additional information will be available here:
This exercise is open statewide to all emergency services partners and Auxiliary Communication personnel
This exercise is HSEEP compliant and will count for credit for agencies wishing EMPG credit
The EHPC COMMEX series is an essential step toward increasing and improving communications interoperability throughout North Carolina in preparation for future catastrophic incidents. The success of this exercise was based on the knowledge shared and lessons learned during the exercise and associated discussions.
Sign up link for participants in North Carolina (Must have TERMS account):
Sign up link for participants outside of NC: