South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, Exercise Battle Creek
For some years now South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have facilitated a mass participation emergency exercise aimed at UK public sector organizations.
After the success of Exercise Bravo Charlie 2016 and Exercise Broken Crown 2017 it was decided that another exercise of similar nature would be organised for Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2018 which had the theme of ‘working together to improve organisational resilience’.
The exercise took place during BCAW between the 14th and 18th May 2018. Exercise Battle Creek was a national exercise which was open to participation from any organisation that has access to Resilience Direct (RD).
The exercise ran throughout the week on RD with injects being released each day to progress the scenario. Each organisation could participate to whatever level their workload would allow.
The planning team and exercise control was run by two members to the South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Civil Protection Group department.
The information used to write this debrief report has been taken from observations from the exercise planning team during the exercise and the feedback requested after the exercise.
Emergency Planning Assistant
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About the author
Emergency Planning AssistantI have been working for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue since March 2017. I work within the Resilience, Planning and Contingencies department and my role has the scope of many different resilience aspects including: Business Continuity, Emergency Planning, Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH), Protective Security, and all Local Resilience Forum work. In 2018 I was shortlisted for the BCI European Awards Newcomer of the Year.