“The GMO Pineapple SET”

Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Spring OR ARES/RACES Section Emergency Test

April 22nd, 2017    0900 – 1300

Scenario:  Flooding necessitating shelter operations has occurred in Oregon. This SET simulates the third day of unusually intense precipitation driven by multiple atmospheric rivers causing massive flooding and mudslides statewide. Many roads and highways are closed, thousands have been displaced from homes and large parts of the region have been without power for 24 hours, although power is being restored on a priority basis.

Objectives: One of the goals of this drill is to emphasize ARES’s role in less-than-apocalyptic incidents. An equipped, trained, and responsive volunteer force is a valuable resource for any county emergency manager. Our AROs are more than walking radios, few regional EM agencies have the ability to coordinate and manage large amounts of message traffic, even without a regional communications systems outage. Our manpower and our training is what is truly valuable during an incident.  We will seek to demonstrate ECC and Field Operations from shelter locations.

The drill guide will be forthcoming following state leadership review and is expected to be sent out in the first weeks of March.

Thank you for volunteering your time, skills, and equipment to help provide radio communications for The GMO Pineapple drill!