Exercise Summary

Region A: Planning for a Pandemic
Date & Time
Oct 22, 2020 from 9 AM - 12 PM
Virtual Exercise
virtual, MO 65101
Point of Contact
Sheila Huddleston and Gloria Brandenburg
Number of Participants
None Set
Max Attendance
100 (60 Open Seats)
A (Regional Only )
Mission Area
Prevention, Protection, and Mitigation

A mutation in the H5N1 virus affects how it spreads from person to person and its susceptibility to influenza antiviral drugs. The virus quickly spreads thru the region straining the healthcare system and critical infrastructure.


Identify agency-specific policies, processes, and actions to protect the health and safety of Emergency Management staff and partners during a public health emergency.
Core Capabilities: Planning

Review Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) sections related to public health emergencies to identify Emergency Management roles and responsibilities in a potential pandemic.
Core Capabilities: Planning

Identify risk factors, possible spread of a communicable disease, and community impacts for a fictitious pandemic scenario.
Core Capabilities: Public Health, Healthcare, And Emergency Medical Services

Threat / Hazard
Public Health Emergencies/Environmental Issues
EMPG Eligible
Registrant Notes

Only those registered in STEMS will receive email information containing the link to attend this virtual exercise along with other exercise materials.

Exercise Roster

Exercise registrants will be listed here along with their contributing role.

Name Organization
Appleby, Mark Lafayette County
Bennett, Jason City of Butler
Blair, Kelley Kansas City Fire Department
Boatright, Les CJCEMA
Brandenburg, Gloria SEMA-Region A Coordinator
Breeze, Allison City of Kansas City Missouri Office of Emergency Management
Brewer, Tara Saline County Health Department
Bryant, Dianna University of Central Missouri
Cecil, Brenda Butler Fire
Collins, Barbara City of Independence Mo
CONNELLY, JAMES City of Kansas City Missouri
Crane, Justin Cass County
Crisol, Carlos Saline County Health Dept.
Day, Tony City of Marshall/Saline County
Donnell, Russell Ray County Health Department
Evans-Knight, Melissa Clay County Emergency Management
Fales, Jennifer Stone Owl Preparedness LLC
Frazier, Andrew Warrensburg Police Department
Gliniecki, Dante City of Independence
Hansen, Randall City of Lexington
Hargis, Dave North Kansas City Fire Dept.
Henley, Samantha Benton/Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency
Henry, James Bates County EMA.
Hinkle, Geoff City of Independence
Huddleston, Sheila SEMA
Jacobs, Dennis Bates Co EMA
Jennings, Bailey Johnson County Emergency Management Agency
Matheny, Erin Sedalia-Pettis County EMA
Myers, Brandon Johnson County EMA
Norris, Virgil City of Independence
O'Neal, Michael Platte County Sheriff Em Mgt
Poteet, Cassidy Johnson County Emergency Management
Reece, Daniel Clay County Emergency Management - volunteer
Richerson, Mark Benton County EMA
Sheffer, Sharon Saline County
Sherwood, Mark Oak Grove EMA, Director
Smith, Kenneth Cith of Lake Winnebago
soujaa, ismail City of Independence
Taylor, Jeffery Riverside Fire Department
Wix, Jason City of Butler Emergency Management