The Olson Group, Ltd. (OGL) provided support services to the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.
2017 – 2018 Consequence Management Team Exercise Series and Hazard-Specific Checklist: OGL is supporting HSEMA design, development, conduct, and evaluation a series of six (6) exercises that target members of the District Consequence Management Team (“CMT”). OGL also supports the development of up to six (6) hazard-specific checklists to guide CMT activity during each exercise. OGL is providing additional support for executing an Integrated Emergency Management Course (“IEMC”) in the District in September 2017.
2017 District Multi-year Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW): On behalf of HSEMA, OGL conducted the district’s 2018 – 2020 Multi-year Training and Exercised Planning Workshop (TEPW) and developed the District’s 2018 – 2020 Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan (TEP).
2016 District-wide Full-Scale Exercise: OGL led the design and development of a District-wide Full-Scale Exercise for the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. Based on a train-derailment and hazardous material spill, the exercise tested a district-wide, multi-agency response involving the following core capabilities Environmental Response/Health and Safety, Fatality Management Services, Mass Care Services, Operational Coordination, Public Health, Healthcare and Emergency Medical Services, and Public Information and Warning.
2016 District Multi-year Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW): On behalf of HSEMA, OGL conducted the district’s 2017 – 2019 Multi-year Training and exercised Planning Workshop (TEPW) and developed the District’s 2017 – 2019 Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan (TEP).
2016 District Snow Summit: OGL supported HSEMA and the City Administrator’s Officer in hosting the 2016 Snow Summit. The Snow Summit was designed to report and track improvements key District agencies have made since the January 2016 Winter Storm. The Summit will also help the district prepare for the 2016-17 snow season.
2016 January District Winter Storm (“Jonas”) After Action Report/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP): Development of the AAR/IP followed an HSEEP-guided process and format, including interviews with District agencies, data collection, timeline validation, and capturing observations, strengths, areas for improvement and corrective actions.
2016 Hurricane Workshops: In preparation for hurricane season, OGL designed and conducted a series of ten hurricane workshops for various DC agencies and departments, which served as the lead for their respective Emergency Support Function during activation of the District EOC. The workshops covered general information about hurricanes and reviewed the new District Field Operations Guide (FOG), State Operations Guide (SOG), and District Response Plan (DRP), Hurricane Annex. OGL also updated the Hurricane Annex based on the discussion and outcomes of the workshops.
2015 District Multi-year Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW) and Training and Exercise Plan (TEP): On behalf of HSEMA, OGL conducted the district’s 2016 – 2018 Multi-year Training and Exercised Planning Workshop (TEPW) and developed the District’s 2016 – 2018 Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan (TEP). As part of the TEP project, OGL also created an access database that linked all federal and District emergency management and homeland security-related training to the core capabilities. 2015 District Response After Action Report: OGL conducted an after-action review of Washington Metro Rail Tunnel Fire’s January 12, 2015 and developed the District Response After Action Report. HSEMA tasked OGL to conduct the review in two phases. During phase 1, the OGL team collected and compiled data from District agencies and conducted preliminary assessments with HSEMA, DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS), and the Office of Unified Communications (OUC). The review team prepared a preliminary timeline of events and developed an executive summary that the district released on January 23, 2015. During phase 2, the review team continued interviews with other District agencies and organizations, collected additional data, and refined and validated the timeline of events.