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2020 RPA: GRMAP Full Scale Evacuation Exercise
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 9:00 PM EDT
Category: Mutual Aid/Emergency Preparedness

GRMAP Full Scale Evacuation Exercise

On October 27, 2020 the Greater Rochester Mutual Aid Plan (GRMAP) will conduct a full-scale evacuation exercise.  GRMAP Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) members and GRMAP Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) Members in All Sectors will all play "live" for this event.  This exercise is going to be conducted using the mutualaid.org interface that was utilized during the COVID-19 weekly reporting. 

The focus of this exercise is to have all GRMAP members test their ability to perform the actions necessary in the event of a plan wide emergency.  

This will create an opportunity for all participating members to: 

  • Review facility emergency preparedness plans.  
  • Stand up Command Centers, with participation from community partners. 
  • Complete steps necessary to activate GRMAP and understand the processes to support the safe relocation of residents.
  • Manage Holding Areas with mock residents. 

All coordination of residents will be done through a virtual Coordination Center.

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. Physically participating in the exercise.
  3. Participating in the Mutual Aid Tech Tool.
  4. Participating in the Hot Wash Conference Call
  5. Completing a form that evaluates their performance, that certifies their participation through the use of pictures.

Contact: Brad Austin [email protected]