2018 Extended Power Outage Exercise


The Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS) and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program have begun the planning process for the annual Statewide Medical and Health Exercise Program. 

This year the scenario is an extended power outage with evacuations and will focus on improving your facilities policies, procedures, training and drills. The EMS and PHEP programs are using this scenario to plan an exercise that will allow healthcare coalition partners within the Santa Barbara County to play and test their disaster capabilities. 

In preparation for the upcoming exercise please review and plan to attend the one of the trainings and tabletop. If you have questions or would like more information about this years exercise please contact Stacey phdpreparedness@sbcphd.org

Important Dates

Pre-Exercise Trainings

  • Santa Barbara: October 9th, 8:00am-12:00pm, Public Health Department Auditorium, 300 N San Antonio Rd, Bldg 1 
  • Santa Maria: October 16th, 1:00-5:00pm, Santa Maria Healthcare Center- 2nd Floor Conf Room

Pre-Exercise Conference Calls

  • October 26th: 10:00 - 11:00am 
  • November 2nd: 10:00 - 11:00am 
  • November 9th: 10:00 - 11:00am 
    Invites for conference call have been sent out to partners. If you did not receive an invite please contact Stacey at  phdpreparedness@sbcphd.org

Final Exercise Meeting

  • November 6th, 9:00am-10:00am, Public Health Department Auditorium, 300 N San Antonio Rd, Bldg 1
    • From 9-10 you can come in and discuss your exercise plan, objectives, and full scale activities. 

Exercise Days: November

  • November 13th: Home Health 9:00am-12:00pm
  • November 14th: Dialysis 9:00am-12:00pm
  • November 15th: All Facilities/Agencies- 8:00am-1:00pm