Volunteers Sought for Post-Hurricane Damage Assessment Training & Exercise Drill

Volunteers Sought for Post-Hurricane Damage Assessment Training & Exercise Drill

Participation in the exercise DOES NOT obligate you to respond during a real world event or even beyond this exercise.   Your participation will help us improve our plan, neighborhood resiliency, and help improve our ability to recover faster from a damaging event. 

 Location:  Common Fence Point (CFP) Community Center, Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI, and the coastal neighborhood of CFP.

When:  Tuesday, August 24th, commencing at 4:30 PM we will set up our equipment at the CFP Hall, and provide some orientation training for anyone that wants to show up to help set up or just see the set-up.  This is NOT required of the players, just offered.

Wednesday, August 25th is Exercise Day.
5:30 – 6:00 PM Check –in.   If you cannot make it this early due to work, just join us when you can.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Just-in-time training, safety brief and review of exercise manual.

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM exercise play.  We may not go till 9:30 if all exercise objectives are met, which they should be, prior to 9:30 PM


Participant Coordination & Planning.   We need each of you wishing to participate to contact your coordinator as indicated below, and lock-in your exercise role.  Remember, you will be trained.  This is a low stress medium physical activity training exercise and no experience is needed from neighborhood participants.  Get involved.   Please sign-up by July 28th so I have time to fill positions not covered.

For Communications Unit players, your Points of Contact are Paul Silverzwieg or Brian Cottlle.  Please contact them for your assignments and to assist them in developing the Communications Plan for the exercise as per our COMSU Exercise Objectives.

For CFP Preparedness Committee & CFP resident participation, your Points of Contact are Jim Fogerty (jfogerty@commonfencepoint.org) or Nicole Gotovich (ngotovich@commonfencepoint.org).

For those with Structural or Design Engineering experience that wish to help with the “boots on the ground” assessment of damaged buildings, please contact either Jim Fogerty, Gareth Eames or  Ray Perry (rperry@portsmouthri.com).

For Prudence Island & NERR, Linda O’Brien has been our Liaison, so please feel free to contact her or myself if PIVFD or residents wish to play or just observe.