Training & Exercises

Are you prepared for the upcoming Cascadia Rising Exercise in June?

NWHRN and our partners throughout the Northwest are eagerly planning our participation in this important drill in preparing for the unexpected.  A 9.0 magnitude earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) and the resulting tsunami is the most complex disaster scenario that emergency management and public safety officials in the Pacific Northwest could face. Cascadia Rising is an exercise that will train and test our whole community (government, non-government organizations and private sector) approach to complex disaster operations together as a joint team.  Please visit FEMA for more details about this full scale exercise in June 2016.

Cascadia - June 2016

Training

The Network develops innovative, year-round training and exercise opportunities tailored to the unique needs of Washington state’s healthcare community. Our partners—including the leading medical institutions in the region—contribute the latest knowledge to help ensure each training is relevant to the needs of our region’s healthcare organizations.

  • Visit our events page to register for upcoming NWHRN trainings.
  • Find upcoming training and exercise opportunities offered by our partners, as well as training resources, here.

Exercises

Network exercises offer healthcare partners the opportunity to practice, test and course-correct their disaster-response services using real-life scenarios. Exercises focus on the top hazards for our region and incorporate vital disaster response tactics (e.g., transferring patients between hospitals).

Examples include:

  • Acute Infectious Disease Tabletop Exercise
  • National Disaster Medical System Patient Reception Full-Scale Exercise
  • National Disaster Medical System Patient Reception Full-Scale Exercise
  • National Disaster Medical System Patient Reception Tabletop Exercise
  • Healthcare Facility Water Disruption Exercise
  • Nursing Home Evacuation Tabletop Exercise
  • Hospital Response to a Bombing Exercise