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Exercise and Drills

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To facilitate coalition wide collaboration to support family reunification preparedness and response following a disaster a new HPP deliverable was introduced for FY 2022 – “Conduct Family Reunification Center (FRC) training and tabletop exercise”. This new deliverable is intended to build upon the previously developed Family Information Center (FIC) guide and the previously implemented HPP deliverable, maintain participation with the Family Reunification Center system. The FIC guide was developed to assist hospitals in creating their facility specific FIC plan.  Subsequent to the development of the FIC guide, ReddiNet developed an internet based Family Reunification Center (FRC) application to support FIC plans. The FRC application facilitates information sharing with other hospitals to enhance family reunification efforts following a disaster.

July 26, 2022

Listed below are documents associated with the 2022 Family Reunification Exercise:


  • 2022 Save the Date flyer
  •    FRC Training (June 30 or July 13)

    Family Reunification Center (FRC) training via webinar is scheduled for June 30th and again on July 13th. The FRC webinar training will be conducted by a qualified ReddiNet employee. ReddiNet has scheduled three 60-minute sessions for both days.  Participants only need to attend one of the 60-minute training sessions. You can register for the session of your choice at the following link:

  • 2022 FRC Training Flyer 


Post – Exercise


Please contact Darren Verrette at or (562) 378-1641 with any questions.

The Medical Response and Surge Exercise (MRSE) is an annual requirement of the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) cooperative agreement. As of HPP Budget Period 3 (starting on July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022), health care coalitions (HCCs) must complete the MRSE annually. The MRSE officially replaces both the Coalition Surge Test (CST) and the Hospital Surge Test (HST).

The MRSE is designed to examine and evaluate the ability of HCCs and other stakeholders to support medical surge. Placing stress on the health system is important for testing current response systems, identifying gaps in preparedness, and informing improvement planning.

 More information regarding the 2022 MRSE coming soon

The Statewide Medical and Health Exercise (SWMHE) is an annual exercise that includes all Health Care Coalition partners and government agencies which normally occurs on the 3rd Thursday of November. Hospitals and clinics participating in the Hospital Preparedness Program are required to participate in the annual SWMHE. In the absence of the annual SWMHE, LAC EMS Agency may conduct a Countywide Medical and Health Exercise in its place

The 2022 Statewide Medical and Health Exercise been cancelled.