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SET 2013

Master Scenario Event List

 

John McDonough

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Abstract
This document details the events which will drive the 2013 Simulated Emergency Test for the Michigan Section. Reference material for the exercise controllers is included.

1. Introduction
2. Scenario
3. Event List
A. ASEC Statement to Leaders
B. Net Contacts
C. Incident Event Lists from SEOC
C.1. Operational Period 06:00-08:00
C.2. Operational Period 08:00-10:00
C.3. Operational Period 10:00-12:00
D. Radiograms sent from SEOC
D.1. 08:00
D.2. 08:00
D.3. 08:00
D.4. 08:00
D.5. 08:00
D.6. 08:00
D.7. 08:00
D.8. 08:00
D.9. 08:00
D.10. 08:00
D.11. 08:00
D.12. 08:31
D.13. 09:02
D.14. 09:02
D.15. 09:23
D.16. 10:07
D.17. 10:21
D.18. 11:17
D.19. 11:41

1. Introduction

Each year on the first Saturday in October, the American Radio Relay League hosts a contest called the "Simulated Emergency Test" or SET. Michigan has long used this opportunity as a relatively complex exercise, rather than a contest, so the general "points getting" dimensions of SET are typically ignored.
Nevertheless, jurisdictions are still strongly encouraged to submit the SET report to the ARRL, and where possible, engage local served agencies.

2. Scenario

Early in the morning of October 5, various 911 centers, especially those on the borders of the state, report loosing communications. In some cases, MPSCS communications are out, making reports difficult. The National Weather Service reports unusual activity along the lakeshore. There are strong similarities to tornadic activity, but conditions would not warrant this kind of instability.
As the strange weather activity increases, there are increasing reports of damage, and some very unusual reports. The D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant is closed due to damage. Because of the strange reports, especially in Monroe County, the E. Fermi II Station closes as a precaution.
As more and more communications are disrupted, it becomes evident that credit card transactions cannot be processed. Lines form at gas stations, restaurants and grocery stores, tempers flare. Governor Rick Snyder declares a state of emergency.
As the situation deteriorates, it becomes clear that Michigan is being affected by a full-scale sharknado. These sharks seem to have a particular appetite for feedlines. Civil disturbance is becoming widespread. The Governor declares a state of disaster, mobilizes the National Guard, and orders citizens to stay indoors.

3. Event List

October 5, 05:31 A.M.
The MSP duty officer is notified via MPSCS that Mackinac county has lost its 911 communications. The cause of the loss is not yet clear.
October 5, 05:48 A.M.
Presque Isle county looses public safety communications. There are reports of unusual weather.
October 5, 05:57 A.M.
The National Weather Service office at Marquette reports tornado-like radar features along the Lake Michigan shore, however conditions are not conducive to tornadoes.
October 5, 06:17 A.M.
Due to multiple counties loosing 911 communications, Governor Rick Snyder orders partial activation of the State Emergency Operations Center.
October 5, 06:28 A.M.
Muskegon county looses 911
October 5, 06:31 A.M.
Huron county looses 911
October 5, 06:49 A.M.
The National Weather Service office at Grand Rapids reports unusual radar signatures along the Lake Michigan shore, not unlike those observed by NWS/MQT.
October 5, 06:58 A.M.
Because of the unexplained and increasing nature of events around the state, Captain Chris Kelenske determines that a full activation of the SEOC is called for.
October 5, 07:09 A.M.
Saint Clair county looses 911
October 5, 07:20 A.M.
Director Kelenske declares the SEOC operational
October 5, 07:41 A.M.
The Michigan State Police is unable to contact Presque Isle county via MPSCS
October 5, 07:58 A.M.
Berrien county looses 911
October 5, 08:00 A.M.
The State Emergency Operations Center, KD8MTL, broadcasts situation information to the Section.
October 5, 08:03 A.M.
Berrien county reports unusual damage near the lakeshore with significant, unexplained debris. The D. C. Cook Nuclear Generating Plant near Bridgeman has been shut down as a consequence of this damage.
October 5, 08:07 A.M.
Monroe County is receiving a large number of seemingly prank calls. These calls report unlikely weather patterns, unusual debris including significant fish parts. These reports are mostly close to the lake.
October 5, 08:21 A.M.
The National Weather Service at Marquette reports that the features reported earlier offshore have now begun to move inland.
October 5, 08:23 A.M.
The NWS office at Grand Rapids reports similar activity to that reported by Marquette.
October 5, 08:29 A.M.
The 145.31 repeater at Quanicassee is reportedly off the air.
October 5, 08:42 A.M.
The Enrico Fermi II Nuclear Generating Station in the Frenchtown Charter Township has been shut down as a precaution.
October 5, 08:54 A.M.
Long lines have begun forming at gas stations as the stations are unable to process credit card transactions.
October 5, 09:11 A.M.
The National Weather Service office at White Lake reports that it no longer has radar capability.
October 5, 09:17 A.M.
Berrien County requests 10,000 pounds of shark repellent from the SEOC. SEOC is reaching out to Federal resources in an attempt to satisfy this unusual request.
October 5, 09:32 A.M.
Presque Isle county ARES reports that county towers have suffered significant feedline damage.
October 5, 09:41 A.M.
Students at the University of Michigan cannot use the cafeteria or bookstore because the credit card system is down. Some get unruly.
October 5, 09:54 A.M.
It becomes apparent that gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants cannot process credit card transactions due to the communications outages which are now becoming widespread.
October 5, 09:59 A.M.
Governor Rick Snyder declares a state of emergency.
October 5, 10:00 A.M.
KD8MTL broadcasts the ICS-214 Incident Event List for the operational period 0800-1000 local.
October 5, 10:07 A.M.
The SEOC requests Ogemaw ARES to assist local law enforcement with communications. Law enforcement is swamped with civil disturbances, and communications have been degraded significantly.
October 5, 10:13 A.M.
Reports of long lines and hot tempers continue to build across the state.
October 5, 10:21 A.M.
Like Ogemaw, Oakland County is requested to assist law enforcement.
October 5, 10:29 A.M.
SEOC receives a report of shark attacks in Kent County. This is surprising since there are no known sharks in the Great Lakes, and Kent County is landlocked.
October 5, 10:33 A.M.
Recognizing that Michigan is being affected by a full-blown sharknado, Governor Rick Snyder declares a state of disaster, requests Federal assistance.
October 5, 10:39 A.M.
Due to the dangers posed by the sharknado, citizens are ordered to stay indoors.
October 5, 10:41 A.M.
Oakland ARES indicates that they will not respond to the request for assistance to law enforcement due to safety concerns.
October 5, 10:48 A.M.
The Governor activates the Michigan National Guard to assist in dealing with this unusual event.
October 5, 10:52 A.M.
The MNG deploys to Washtenaw County to assist with the civil disruption.
October 5, 11:17 A.M.
The State Emergency Operations Center requests that that Ingham County provide relief operators to the State EOC.
October 5, 11:27 A.M.
Due to growing civil unrest, the Michigan State Police dispatches three additional battalions to Genesee County.
October 5, 11:41 A.M.
The State Emergency Operations Center requests a detailed damage assessment from Muskegon County.
October 5, 12:00 P.M.
KD8MTL broadcasts ICS-214 for the operational period 1000-1200 local. Exercise ends.
 

A. ASEC Statement to Leaders

This is a drill.
The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated due to communications issues around the state. These incidents appear to be unrelated, but the number of similar reports is of concern. In addition, unusual weather patterns have been reported.
KD8MTL will broadcast an incident event list (ICS-214) on 3.584 center frequency using Olivia 8/1K when the SEC arrives at the SEOC, expected at 0800 local. The SitMan at http://tinyurl.com/l87xkyv will be also updated at 0800 and possibly at other times during the incident. KD8MTL will update its ICS-214 several times during the incident as well.
You should execute your activation plan at this time. Please be prepared to keep the SEOC current with the 214 for your District and your Net.
Visit http://www.spacew.com/www/fof2.html to check whether the critical frequency is adequate to support 7 MHz operation.
This is a drill.
 
 
 
 

B. Net Contacts

GLETN
Net Manager WA8IAL Jack Wisswasser wa8ial@arl.net. Served district NWS will not be participating in this exercise.
MACS
Net Manager WB8TQZ Mike Horn wb8tqz@arrl.net (989) 734-4956. DEC5 KB8FQJ Carl Flickinger radiowarrior123@yahoo.com (269) 312-2121.
MITN
Net Manager KB8RCR (acting) Ryan Lughermo. DEC3 N8OSL Joe Tuscher jt14888@aol.com (810) 908-3089.
MIDTN
Net Manager N8CAM (acting) Cameron Thurston cameron_n8cam@yahoo.com 989-632-3358 or 989-390-7984. DEC7 WA8RLI 'Red' Duggan wa8rli@arrl.net (586) 413-2831.
MVTN
Net Manager AC8AR Jean Young ac8ar@arrl.net 231-893-3341. DEC6 N8JSN Jeffrey Nawrot jnawrot@kcest.org (616) 723-0917.
QMN
Net Manager K8AE Anne Travis annesivart@woway.com 313-563-0177. DEC1 K8YZA Joseph Pullen jpullen007@comcast.net (517) 260-1185.
SEMTN
Net Manager KD8QPF Brad Maney kd8qpf@gmail.com 734 731 0597. DEC2 WF5X Randy Love wf5x@arrl.net 248-343-8567.
UP
Net Manager WA8DHB Aileen Gagnon. DEC8 KG8NK Lou Gembolis lgembolis@chartermi.net (906) 458-5152.

C. Incident Event Lists from SEOC

C.1. Operational Period 06:00-08:00

ICS-214 0800
ICS-214
Figure C.1. ICS-214 0800

C.2. Operational Period 08:00-10:00

ICS-214 1000
ICS-214
Figure C.2. ICS-214 1000

C.3. Operational Period 10:00-12:00

ICS-214 1200
ICS-214
Figure C.3. ICS-214 1200

D. Radiograms sent from SEOC

D.1. 08:00

1051 TR KD8MTL 18 LANSING MI OCT 5
K8YZA DEC 1

PLEASE SEND YOUR 214 TO
SEOC VIA MARS AT 0900
AND 1100 LOCAL X THIS
IS A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.2. 08:00

1052 TR KD8MTL 18 LANSING MI OCT 5
WF5X DEC 2

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR ICS214 TO
SEOC VIA MARS AT 0910
AND 1110 LOCAL X THIS
IS A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.3. 08:00

1053 TR KD8MTL 19 LANSING MI OCT 5
N8OSL DEC 3

PLEASE SEND ICS214 TO SEOC
VIA MARS AT 0850 LOCAL
AND UPDATE AT 1050 X
THIS IS A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.4. 08:00

1054 TR KD8MTL 18 LANSING MI OCT 5
KB8FQJ DEC 5

HAVE EACH COUNTY SEND ICS
214 TO SEOC EACH TWO
HOURS VIA MARS X THIS
IS A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.5. 08:00

1055 TR KD8MTL 15 LANSING MI OCT 5
N8LYL EC GLADWIN

PLEASE SEND MOST RECENT COUNTY
TICP TO SEOC VIA MARS
X THIS IS A DRILL

WB8RCR SEC

D.6. 08:00

1056 TP KD8MTL 21 LANSING MI OCT 5
ALL ECS AND DECS

THE PALISADES NUCLEAR GENERATING PLANT
IN COVERT TOWNSHIP HAS BEEN
SHUT DOWN DUE TO DAMAGED
EQUIPMENT X THIS IS A
DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.7. 08:00

1057 TR KD8MTL 17 LANSING MI OCT 5
WA8RLI DEC 7

NEED YOUR COMBINED ICS 214
VIA MARS AT 0920 AND
1120 LOCAL X THIS IS
A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.8. 08:00

1058 TP KD8MTL 23 LANSING MI OCT 5
AC8AL MUSKEGON

FORM 5739A FOR COVERT TOWNSHIP
REQUIRED BY THE COMMANDER X
PLEASE SEND VIA MARS AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE X THIS
IS A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.9. 08:00

1059 TP KD8MTL 15 LANSING MI OCT 5
WB8TKL WASHTENAW

PLEASE DELIVER 5739B FOR YPSILANTI
TO THE SEOC VIA MARS
X THIS IS A DRILL

WB8RCR SEC

D.10. 08:00

1060 TR KD8MTL 21 LANSING MI OCT 5
KG8NK DEC 8

PLEASE DELIVER COMBINED ICS 214
FOR SECTION TO SEOC AT
0850 AND 1050 LOCAL VIA
MARS X THIS IS A
DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.11. 08:00

1061 TR KD8MTL 14 LANSING MI OCT 5
QST

THE STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
IS NOW FULLY ACTIVATED X
THIS IS A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.12. 08:31

1062 TP KD8MTL 18 LANSING MI OCT 5
WB8TQZ EC PRESQUE ISLE

SEND OPERATOR TO COUNTY FACILITIES
REPORT BACK ON POSSIBLE REASONS
FOR COMMS OUTAGE X THIS
IS A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.13. 09:02

1063 TR KD8MTL 18 LANSING MI OCT 5
K8YZA EC LENAWEE

MONROE COUNTY EXPERIENCING UNEXPLAINED DAMAGE
X PLEASE SEND OPERATORS TO
ASSIST IF POSSIBLE X THIS
IS A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.14. 09:02

1064 TR KD8MTL 18 LANSING MI OCT 5
KC8RYF EC JACKSON

MONROE COUNTY EXPERIENCING UNEXPLAINED DAMAGE
X PLEASE SEND OPERATORS TO
ASSIST IF POSSIBLE X THIS
IS A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.15. 09:23

1065 TR KD8MTL 22 LANSING MI OCT 5
N8VM EC BRANCH

BERRIEN COUNTY REQUIRES LARGE QUANTITY
OF SHARK REPELLENT X PLEASE
ADVISE EXTENT TO WHICH YOU
CAN ASSIST X THIS IS
A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

D.16. 10:07

1066 TP KD8MTL 15 LANSING MI OCT 5
W8COP EC OGEMAW

LAW ENFORCEMENT REQUESTS COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE
DUE TO WIDESPREAD CIVIL DISTURBANCES
X THIS IS A DRILL

WB8RCR SEC

D.17. 10:21

1067 TP KD8MTL 15 LANSING MI OCT 5
AB8JR EC OAKLAND

LAW ENFORCEMENT REQUESTS COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE
DUE TO WIDESPREAD CIVIL DISTURBANCES
X THIS IS A DRILL

WB8RCR SEC

D.18. 11:17

1068 TR KD8MTL 20 LANSING MI OCT 5
KC8QWH EC INGHAM

SEOC IN NEED TO RELIEF
OPERATORS X PLEASE ADVISE EXTENT
TO WHICH YOU CAN ASSIST
X THIS IS A DRILL

WB8RCR SEC

D.19. 11:41

1069 TP KD8MTL 13 LANSING MI OCT 5
K8COP EC MUSKEGON

PLEASE ADVISE SEOC EXTENT OF
DAMAGE IN COUNTY X THIS
IS A DRILL 

WB8RCR SEC

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