Training & Exercises
Real World Event After Action Template

This “Real-World” after-action report template is a modified Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program AAR template. This template was developed by the Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition for healthcare facilities (non-hospital) to use to evaluate the effectiveness of healthcare facility Plans that have been activated as a result of a real-world event (not an exercise). The template provides direction on what should be included within each section of the document.

The template has the following sections to address:
Real World Event Overview
Analysis of Plan Activation (includes a summary of Plan performance)
Strengths and Areas for Improvement
Improvement Plan Matrix (highlights issue areas and the corrective action to be taken) 

Any questions regarding this AAR template can be directed to Eric Anderson, Sr. Planner at 904-279-0880 or

Healthcare Facility (non hospital) - After Action Report Improvement Plan Template   
(MS Word Template)
2018 Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition’s Annual Training Summit

The Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition is pleased to announce the 2018 Annual Training Summit. The Summit will take place on Tuesday, August 21st at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center. 

We are excited to host speakers from the 2017 Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, who will discuss the realities and misconceptions of this mass casualty incident, and on the lessons learned and applied after the incident.

Additionally, three training courses will be available for people to attend. They are: 

Below are links to presentations from our keynote speakers, Mr. Carlito Rayos and Ms. Hilary Mauch, from Las Vegas. Also are presentations from the lunch session from CMDR Aaron Otis and Ms. Beth Payne. 
 - Aaron Otis 
 - Beth Payne 
 - Carlito Rayos
​ - Hilary Mauch

CMS  Webinars & Shared Materials
1 - Inpatient Occupancies - Hazard Vulnerability Assessments
        RPA HVA Tool Guidance 2017. ver13.Final  (PDF)
        RPA HVA Tool 2017. ver13.Final (Excel file)
        YouTube Video

2 - Inpatient Occupancies - Components of a Comprehensive EPP
        Managing Resources (Word doc)
        YouTube Video

3 - Inpatient Occupancies - Full Building Evacuation and Surge Planning
        Transportation for Evacuation Survey (PDF)
        Influx _Surge Tool (Excel file)
        Evac Trans Survey Aggregate Tool (Excel file)
        YouTube Video

4 - Inpatient Occupancies - E-tags, Training and Testing
         Sample Compliance Calendar (Word doc)
        YouTube Video

A - Outpatient Occupancies - Hazard Vulnerability Assessments
        RBC Tools 52018 (PDF)
​        YouTube Video 

B - Outpatient Occupancies - Policies and Procedures
       RBC Toools 52018  (PDF)
​       YouTube Video

C - Outpatient Occupancies - Communications
        RBC Tools (PDF)
        YouTube Video

D - Outpatient Occupancies - Training and Testing
       Train and Test Tools (PDF)
        YouTube Video

***FREE Exercise*** 
CMS Provider/Supplier Tabletop Exercise 
                                                    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 0900 - 1200 
                                                    Exercise Limit: 50 Participants 
                                                   Location: Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital 
                             3599 University Boulevard South
            Jacksonville, FL 32216

Registration Link:  

The Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition is pleased to provide a Tabletop Exercise for member organizations. This Exercise is being conducted to assist member organizations in complying with new CMS rules regarding exercise participation. 

This exercise will be a comprehensive discussion-based tabletop exercise with an open discussion led by an exercise facilitator. The scenario will be centered on an emergency event with cascading events impacting the whole community. The narrated discussion will present a series of scenarios with accompanying problem statements designed to challenge providers’ and suppliers’ Emergency Plans. 

Participants will be challenged to assess their plans, policies, and procedures related to the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers. Key personnel and community stakeholders will be discussing the protective actions based on the emergency scenarios. 

Participating organizations will walk away having identified strengths and areas for improvement within their Emergency Plan. Exercise staff will provide participants with an After-Action Report (AAR) overview and document template that can be completed by individual facilities.

Questions, please contact: Eric Anderson, Senior Regional Planner
                      Email: Office: (904) 279-0885 ext. 178
***FREE Training***
8-Hour Basic Health Care Emergency Management (BHCEM) Course
December 13, 2018
UF Health Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida
16-Hour Advanced Health Care Emergency Management (AHCEM) Course
January 31 and February 1, 2019
St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside
Jacksonville, Florida

Registration Link (to attend both classes)

The complete Health Care Emergency Management Course is designed to be delivered in three (3), 8-hour segments for a total of 24 hours of educational content. The Health Care Emergency Management Course offers three-days of discussion-based, interactive, scenario-driven, didactic education culminating in a table-top exercise.

The Basic Health Care Emergency Management Course (Day 1) will provide an introduction and overview of emergency management principles, key components and regulations of health care emergency management as it pertains to hospitals, health systems and other non-acute health care organizations. The basic course furthers the student’s knowledge with an overview of the agencies, organizations and systems in Florida that they will work with in the practice and profession of emergency management. A course completion examination will be administered at the end of this course.

The Advanced Health Care Emergency Management Course (Days 2 & 3) will focus on the five mission areas of emergency management and integrates these principles with the practice of health care across the state of Florida. The courses are built on the structure of cumulative knowledge, building the learners understanding and skill-mix with each unit. The advanced course ends with an interactive, scenario-based table top blending the course content with the learner’s abilities. A course completion examination will be administered at the end of this course.
Questions, please contact: Eric Anderson, Senior Regional Planner
  Email: Office: (904) 279-0885 ext. 178
John Wilgis, MBA, RRT
Director, Emergency Management Services
Florida Hospital Association
Lee Newsome, CEM, MEP, CHS-V, FPEM
CEO/Training and Exercise Manager
Emergency Response Educators and Consultants, Inc.