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SET 2013

Situation Manual

for the 2013 Simulated Emergency Test

John McDonough

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Abstract
The 2013 Simulated Emergency Test is sponsored by The Michigan Section of the ARRL. This Situation Manual (SitMan) was produced with input, advice, and assistance from the 2013 Simulated Emergency Test Exercise Planning Team, which followed guidance set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
The 2013 Simulated Emergency Test Situation Manual (SitMan) provides exercise participants with all the necessary tools for their roles in the exercise. It is tangible evidence of Section's commitment to ensure public safety through collaborative partnerships that will prepare it to respond to any emergency.
The 2013 Simulated Emergency Test is an unclassified exercise. Control of exercise information is based on public sensitivity regarding the nature of the exercise rather than actual exercise content. Some exercise material is intended for the exclusive use of exercise planners, facilitators, and evaluators, but players may view other materials that are necessary to their performance. All exercise participants may view the SitMan.
All exercise participants should use appropriate guidelines to ensure proper control of information within their areas of expertise and protect this material in accordance with current jurisdictional directives. Public release of exercise materials to third parties is at the discretion of the DHS and the 2013 Simulated Emergency Test Exercise Planning Team.
 

1. Introduction
2. Objectives
2.1. MARS Interface
2.2. Leadership
2.3. Traffic Content
3. Exercise Conduct
4. Event List
A. Net Contacts
B. District to Net mapping
C. ICS-205 Communications Plan
D. ICS-214 Activity Log
E. ICS-216 Radio Requirements Worksheet
F. ARC 5739A Damage Assessment

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.

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