DARES Full-scale Exercise (FSE) May 3-4, 2022

Exercise Summary

Dells/Delton Area Response Exercise (DARES) is a Joint Wisconsin Emergency Management and Village of Lake Delton full-scale exercise based on Wisconsin Threat and Hazard Identification & State Preparedness Report.  The purpose of the exercise is to increase the understanding of the coordination, policies, and procedures required to conduct a Joint Inter-Agency response to an incident.   The exercise will be conducted May 3 and 4, 2022 at various locations with additional recovery tabletops following the conclusion of the full scale. The scenario includes incidents that require local, county and state-level response operations designed to achieve the objectives and tasks for each participating organization or agency.
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Agreement Summary

This Extent of Participation Agreement establishes from each agency:
  • Key Dates for planning and coordination (ref DARES Training and Exercise Plan)
  • The conditions to develop, conduct, control, and evaluate DARES 2022
  • Trusted Agents and Planning Team Trusted Agent expectations
  • Acknowledgement of funding responsibilities and source(s)
  • Expected number of participants; Participation start and end dates, with operational hours
  • Agreement to follow the policies and procedures established by the Exercise Director(s) and Exercise Control
  • Follow established communications protocols outlined in the established communications plans and only use approved equipment and frequencies
DARES 2022 Planning Team Trusted Agent Expectations

Trusted Agents are one to two subject matter experts designated as exercise planners from each participating unit or organization.  Trusted Agents will attend all planning meeting and events and will participate in Work Group during the Exercise Planning Life Cycle to assist in planning key components of the exercise. Trusted Agents will also participate in the exercise as a non-player Exercise Control or as a Simulator, Observer Controller/Trainer.  The goals of the Planning Team Trusted Agents are to:

  • Develop and ensure objectives meet the Simple, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Task-Oriented (S.M.A.R.T.) criteria
  • Provide reach back coordination to garner appropriate subject matter expertise for exercise planning efforts
  • Ensure plans, policies, procedures, and decision-making processes are appropriately portrayed during exercises
  • Develop exercise documentation and injects for the Master Scenario Events List
  • Identify and address staffing requirements for exercise control, simulation, observation and evaluation
  • Collect and organize pertinent exercise observations for inclusion in AARs, improvement plans, and corrective action assignment.
After-Action Review / Improvement Planning Conference

The information in the DARES 2022 AAR will be generated in the spirit of a “no-fault learning environment.”  This will include the assessment of exercise design and conduct to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the DARES 2022 exercise and will yield recommendations for the way forward.

Exercise Funding

Dells/Delton Area Response Exercise (DARES) anticipates providing lodging (restricted to those traveling more than 50 miles), lunch time meals, and rehab water and snacks at no cost to participating civilian agencies during the exercise, based on exercise needs.  If funding for lodging, meals, and rehab water and snacks is unavailable for any agency, the Planning Team will notify the agency in order to coordinate alternative funding or to develop courses of action to ensure maximum participation.  Breakfast, dinner, meals offsite, or lodging at non-WEM designated facilities will be the responsibility of the agency or individual.
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Appendix #1
For a full list of exercise series events and activities please see the Dells/Delton Area Response Exercise Joint Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (TEP).  DARES 2022 TEP

Full Scale Exercise (FSE)/ Special Focus Event (SFE)- May 2022

FSEs are typically the most complex and resource-intensive type of exercise. They involve multiple agencies, organizations, and jurisdictions and validate many facets of preparedness. FSEs often include many players operating under cooperative systems such as the Incident Command System (ICS) or Unified Command. In an FSE, events are projected through an exercise scenario with event updates that drive activity at the operational level. FSEs are usually conducted in a real-time, stressful environment that is intended to mirror a real incident. Personnel and resources may be mobilized and deployed to the scene, where actions are performed as if a real incident had occurred. The FSE simulates reality by presenting complex and realistic problems that require critical thinking, rapid problem solving, and effective responses by trained personnel. The level of support needed to conduct an FSE is greater than that needed for other types of exercises. The exercise site for an FSE is usually large, and site logistics require close monitoring. Safety issues, particularly regarding the use of props and special effects, must be monitored. Throughout the duration of the exercise, many activities occur simultaneously.

Full scale Phase #1 (Day #1 May 3, 2022 7a-7p)

This exercise phase will focus on the initial response and other activities conducted during the first operational period of an active killer incident.

Core Capabilities: Local Venue:

  • Critical Transportation (evacuation and shelter)
  • Intelligence and Information Sharing
  • On-scene Security and Protection
  • Operational Communications
  • Operational Coordination
  • Public Information and Warning
  • Public Health and Medical Service
Core Capabilities: SEOC and State Agencies
  • Critical Transportation
  • Fatality Management Service
  • Intelligence and Information Sharing
  • Operational Communications
  • Operational Coordination
  • Public and Private Services and Resources
  • Public Information and Warning
  • Public Health and Medical Service
  • Situational Assessment
Full scale Phase #2 (Day #1 May 3, 2022 7p-7a)

This exercise phase will focus on overnight planning activities for the third operational period

Core Capabilities: Local UCP with IMT and SEOC at minimal staffing
  • On-scene Security and Protection
  • Operational Communications
  • Operational Coordination
  • Mass Care Services
Full scale Phase #3 (Day #2 May 4, 2022 7a-7p)

This exercise phase will focus on family reunification and assistance, public information, immediate recovery operations.  Additionally, state agencies, the SEOC, and regional healthcare coalitions will exercise medical surge and burn plans.
 
Core Capabilities: Local Venue:
  • Mass Care Services
  • Operational Communications
  • Operational Coordination
  • Public Information and Warning
  • Economic Recovery (initial)
Core Capabilities: SEOC and State Agencies
  • Critical Transportation
  • Fatality Management Service
  • Intelligence and Information Sharing
  • Mass Care Services
  • On-scene Security and Protection
  • Operational Communications
  • Operational Coordination
  • Public and Private Services and Resources
  • Public Information and Warning
  • Public Health and Medical Service
Full scale Phase #4 (Day #7 May 10, 2022) Tabletop

This exercise phase will focus on public information, and immediate recovery operations. 
 
Core Capabilities:
  • Operational Coordination
  • Public Information and Warning
  • Economic Recovery (short term)
Full scale Phase #5 (Day #9 May 12, 2022) Tabletop

This exercise phase will focus on public information, and long-term recovery operations. 

Core Capabilities:
  • Operational Coordination
  • Public Information and Warning
  • Economic Recovery (long term)

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* 1.
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Extent of Participation
In order to ensure a shared understanding between the Dells/Delton Area Response Exercise Series Planning Team and participating agencies. A description and tentative timeline of events for the full-scale exercise are included in Appendix #1 of this document.
 
Please provide a summary of participation start and end dates with operational hours and number of participants, as well as names of Trusted Agents and Planning Team Trusted Agent.
 
Number of Participants and Dates/Hours of Participation

NOTE: For agencies having personnel participating in different events, dates or operation start/end periods use additional spaces below (questions 2-3).

Operation Periods:
  • FSE Phase #1 (Day #1 May 3, 2022 7a-7p)
  • FSE Phase #2 (Day #1 May 3, 2022 7p-7a)
  • FSE Phase #3 (Day #2 May 4, 2022 7a-7p)
The following are the number of personnel and dates we agree to attend and conduct operations during DARES 2022, May 3-4, 2022:

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* 2.
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XPA

(multiple events participation)

NOTE: For agencies having personnel participating in different events, dates or operation start/end periods use additional spaces below.

In order to ensure a shared understanding between the Dells/Delton Area Response Exercise Series Planning Team and participating agencies. A description and tentative timeline of events for the full-scale exercise are included in Appendix #1 of this document.
 
Please provide a summary of participation start and end dates with operational hours and number of participants, as well as names of Trusted Agents and Planning Team Trusted Agent.
 
Number of Participants and Dates/Hours of Participation

Operation Periods:

FSE Phase #1 (Day #1 May 3, 2022 7a-7p)
FSE Phase #2 (Day #1 May 3, 2022 7p-7a)
FSE Phase #3 (Day #2 May 4, 2022 7a-7p)

The following are the number of personnel and dates we agree to attend and conduct operations during DARES 2022, May 3-4, 2022:

Question Title

* 3.
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XPA

(multiple events participation)

NOTE: For agencies having personnel participating in different events, dates or operation start/end periods use additional spaces below.

In order to ensure a shared understanding between the Dells/Delton Area Response Exercise Series Planning Team and participating agencies. A description and tentative timeline of events for the full-scale exercise are included in Appendix #1 of this document.
 
Please provide a summary of participation start and end dates with operational hours and number of participants, as well as names of Trusted Agents and Planning Team Trusted Agent.
 
Number of Participants and Dates/Hours of Participation

Operation Periods:

FSE Phase #1 (Day #1 May 3, 2022 7a-7p)
FSE Phase #2 (Day #1 May 3, 2022 7p-7a)
FSE Phase #3 (Day #2 May 4, 2022 7a-7p)

The following are the number of personnel and dates we agree to attend and conduct operations during DARES 2022, May 3-4, 2022:

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* 4.
County/Tribal/Local Jurisdiction/Emergency Management Official signature or Private Sector Partner Authorized Representative

As the signature authority for my organization, I commit to the terms established in this online DARES 2022 XPA as part of our participation in Dells/Delton Area Response Exercise (DARES)-full scale exercise.

For a printable copy of this XPA goto:

DARES FSE XPA 2022

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* 5. Additional questions, comments or concerns?

IF you know someone who may be interested in volunteering for other roles in the DARES full-scale exercise, please refer them to the following link DARES FSE Volunteers.

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DARE 2021-2022 Calendar

<strong>DARE 2021-2022 Calendar</strong>
Dells-Delton Area Response Exercise (DARES) Schedule of Events:
  • Command and General Staff Functions for the IMT 0-337 – July 12-16, 2021 and October 25-29, 2021
  • Mid Term Planning Meeting (Full-scale Exercise) – September 28-29, 2021
  • Rescue Task Force (RTF) Active Threat Response – November 1, 2021
  • DARES P3 Business Seminar – November 1-2, 2021
  • MCI Responder Training and Patient Transport TTX – (Various Dates/Times, November 2021, December 2021, January 2022)
  • Final Planning Meeting (Full-scale Exercise) – December 7 and 9, 2021
  • Integrated Emergency Management Course (IEMC) – January 25-27, 2022
  • Statewide Interoperable Mobile Communications SIMCOM – February 15-17, 2022
  • DARES Winter Business Seminar – February 23, 2022
  • Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security – March 7-9, 2022
  • Incident Command Refresher – April 2022
  • Full Scale Exercise (FSE) / Special Focus Event (SFE) – May 3-4, 2022
  • Full Scale Exercise (FSE) Phase #4 Tabletop – May 10, 2022
  • Full Scale Exercise (FSE) Phase #5 Tabletop – May 12, 2022

Thank you for taking time to complete this Extent of Participation Agreement. We will contact you shortly. To learn more about Dells-Delton Area Response Exercise Series (DARES) goto:

DARES 2022
If you have additional questions please contact:

Jed A. Seidl
Emergency Management Program Coordinator
Delton Fire Department
P.O. Box 716, 45 Miller Drive
Lake Delton, Wisconsin 53940
Ph: 608-254-8404 Ext. 103
jseidl@lakedeltonfd.org

Kevin Wernet
WEM Exercise and Training Supervisor
2400 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: (608) 219-4014
Kevin.Wernet@wisconsin.gov

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