August 25, 2021
REAC/TS Director Dr. Carol Iddins, Health Physicist Dr. Jason Davis, and Nurse/Paramedic Angie Bowen participated in the Fort Thunder exercise that was held August 24-26, 2021. Davis and Bowen were invited presenters during the virtual event. Fort Thunder is part of the Silent Thunder exercise series designed to foster collaboration among representatives from local, state, and federal government agencies/organizations with a shared stake in mitigating the effects of a radiological terrorism incident.
The Silent Thunder exercise series provides a no-fault, site-specific tabletop exercise (TTX) where representatives from all responding and stakeholder organizations can exercise their crisis management and consequence management capabilities against a fictional WMD terrorism incident. This exercise, which had 92 participants, was hosted by Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
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