2020 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.


  • 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)