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2019 GRMAP: Pre-Exercise Conference Call
Friday, May 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Category: Mutual Aid/Emergency Preparedness

GRMAP Pre-Exercise Conference Call

2019 GRMAP Tentative Schedule 

 On June 6, 2019 the Greater Rochester Mutual Aid Plan (GRMAP) will conduct a full-scale evacuation exercise.  GRMAP Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) members in Sectors 1 and 4, and GRMAP ACF Members in Sector 2 (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and  Yates Counties are represented in these Sectors)  will all play "live" as Resident Accepting Facilities.

 Participants should plan on finding 4-12 volunteers to play the roles of evacuating residents that day.  These volunteers will NOT have to report to a "Disaster Struck Facility" at the start of the exercise.  They will remain at their home facility for the duration of the event and no travel will be involved.  Pre-exercise activities will begin at 8:00 AM and the exercise will conclude by noon.

 Please remember that SNF members are required to participate annually in a full-scale exercise such as this one in order to be compliant with the new CMS regulations. Members will be required to meet certain basic criteria to be credited with participation. These criteria include:

  1. Participation in the planning call.
  2. Recruiting live volunteers, and physically participating in the exercise
  3. Participating in the Hotwash Conference Call
  4. Completing a form that evaluates their performance, and certifies their participation

St. Ann's will be the SNF Disaster Struck facility; Cottage Grove will be the ACF Disaster Struck Facility. These facilities should request 180 additional "demo" barcodes from eFINDS well in advance of the exercise. I will be contacting these members soon in order to arrange for us to have a face to face visit to prepare for the exercise.

 A conference call to discuss the exercise will be held on Friday May 17 at 10:00 AM. The call-in number is 563-999-2010, and the participant code is 125143#.

 Additional pre-exercise documents will be distributed after the conference call.

 GRMAP Steering Committee members are being copied on this reminder. If you are a Steering Committee member and your facility is not in scheduled to participate, you are invited to help staff the LTC Regional Coordinating Center at St. John's Home. 

Contact: Scott Barry