Darkest Winter: Pediatric Disaster and Surge Response Virtual Exercise

Avoiding “the Darkest Winter in Modern History” Actions to Consider Now

September 10, 2020; 10:00am - 3:00pm ET


The Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response (EGLPCDR) hosted a virtual Table Top Exercise (TTX) designed to identify, develop and coordinate an effective regional response to pediatric disaster and surge.

After Action Report & Improvement Plan

The results are in! Click here to download the After Action Report and Improvement Plan.

Register as an Individual

All persons planning to participate in the exercise should submit their information through the link below as well as complete the pre-exercise survey.

Firehouse Expo
Register Your Organization

One member from each organization is asked to provide details on their organization as well as complete the organizational pre-survey.


  • Exercise Goals

    • Strengthen Pediatric Disaster Care Preparedness and Healthcare System coordination
    • Develop Coordinated Pediatric Disaster Care Capacity
    • Enhance Statewide and Regional Medical Surge
    • Increase and Maintain Healthcare Professional Competency through Development and Delivery of Standardized Training
    • Enhance Situational Awareness of Pediatric Disaster Care Capacity, Capability, and Regional Readiness
  • Who should participate

    • Hospital Staff, Management, & Emergency Preparedness Personnel
    • State Staff, Management, & Emergency Preparedness Personnel
    • Healthcare Coalitions
    • Local Public Health
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Emergency Management
  • Exercise topics

    • COVID-19 Response
    • MIS-C Update
    • Back to School Concerns
    • Winter Virus Season Planning
    • Pediatric Surge Plan Review

Exercise TImeline

(click here to download a copy)