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Drill of the Dead: Using Zombie Scenarios to Train Community Partners

October 22, 2013. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, emergency preparedness leaders from Montana share their unique experience using a zombie-themed exercise to enhance community preparedness.

Quick Facts

Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

Description

In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, emergency preparedness leaders from Montana share their unique experience using a zombie-themed exercise to enhance community preparedness.

Air date: October 22, 2013

Learning Objectives

      • Learn about integrating a zombie theme into a point of dispensing (POD) exercise.
      • Recognize effective methods of gaining participation with community partners.
      • Identify the potential advantages and drawbacks of using a third party consultant in preparing and conducting field based exercises.
      • Describe how learning from a specific exercise can be applied to other incidents.

      Intended Audience

      Local, state, and tribal public health leaders and managers; emergency preparedness staff

      Slides and Resources

      Quick Facts

      Topics: Emergency Preparedness & Disasters

      Format: Webinar

      Time: 1 hour

      Cost: Free

      NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

      Presenters

      Sue Hansen, BSN, RN, Director, Beaverhead County Public Health

      Brett Lloyd, BS, MEP, CHEC, Owner and Senior Consultant, Spartan Consulting

      Adam Powers, BS, Preparedness Training and Exercise Coordinator, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

      Discussion Questions

      These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.

      1. Do you think this type of zombie-themed exercise could be used to engage community partners in your area?
      2. After viewing this webinar, would you be willing to take an unconventional approach to community preparedness?
      3. How important is it to do in-the-field exercises as well as table top exercises?

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