May 16, 2002 Full-Scale Exercise, Dane County Regional Airport

May 09, 2002
Ray Peña (267-2542, pena@co.dane.wi.us)
County Executive

On May 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Dane County, the City of Madison and the State of Wisconsin will hold a full-scale exercise under the federal Domestic Preparedness (Terrorism) Training and Exercise Program. This is the third of three exercises reinforcing training received in April 2000. NOTE: At 8:00 a.m. that morning a press conference / media orientation will be held at the Airport Terminal, conference room. Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and Mayor Susan J. Bauman will speak, with a briefing provided on the day’s events. For the press conference, park at the Dane County Regional Airport terminal building. We will examine initial emergency response and interaction amongst local, State and Federal agencies. We will compile evaluations and recommendations for future training and response procedures in an After Action Report. The exercise is a no-fault, no inspection training tool. We look forward to seeing you there. >SCENARIO It is an ordinary day at the Dane County Regional Airport when an inbound aircraft reports a problem. The plane lands and taxis to the South Ramp. There is a small explosion onboard, releasing an unknown substance. Several victims are killed, and the chemical affects many others. Responding emergency personnel must treat these victims, determine what caused the injuries while protecting themselves from the chemical and the possibility of a secondary device. >City/County Agencies Airport Fire Department Dane County 911 Emergency Communications Dane County Coroner Dane County Division of Public Health Dane County Emergency Management Dane County Executive’s Office Dane County Regional Airport Dane County Sheriff’s Office Madison Department of Public Health Madison Fire Department/HazMat/EMS Madison Mayor’s Office Madison Police Department Mutual Aid Fire Departments/EMS Agencies >State Agencies Wisconsin Emergency Management Wisconsin National Guard Wisconsin State Patrol >Federal Agencies FAA Control Tower Federal Bureau of Investigation U. S. Department of Justice >Hospitals Meriter Hospital St. Mary’s Hospital Stoughton Hospital UW Hospital and Clinics VA Hospital >Private/Voluntary/Non-governmental Agencies Badger Chapter, American Red Cross Commercial Airlines Madison Gas and Electric The Salvation Army