Stolen Thunder

On behalf of Advent Health, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), we are pleased to invite you to participate in a terrorist weapons of mass destruction (WMD) tabletop exercise (TTX) named “Stolen Thunder” on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, beginning with registration at 8:00 am at the Marriott Orlando Downtown located at 400 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL, Phone: (407) 868-8686. The TTX exercise will present a training scenario that involves terrorists attempting to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

We will be conducting an "invitation only" full day course for law enforcement and public safety professionals. This course, “RAD 101: Radiological Awareness Training”, will be held on Tuesday, 24 September, 2019, beginning with registration at 8:30 am at the Marriott Orlando Downtown.

Additionally, an "invitation only" full day course will be held for public information officers. This course, "Public Information Officer Workshop" will also be held on Tuesday, 24 September, 2019, beginning with registration at 8:30 am at the Marriott Orlando Downtown.

Stolen Thunder

25 September 2019

Registration to begin at 8:00 am

Stolen Thunder will center on a terrorist-created WMD/radiological incident(s) at Advent Health and the greater Orlando area, impacting the community and involving response and coordination from the local to federal levels. Stolen Thunder is part of the Silent Thunder Exercise Series designed to allow collaboration among representatives from local, state and federal agencies with a shared stake in ensuring a positive outcome.

Stolen Thunder will provide a no-fault, site-specific TTX where leaders from all responding and stakeholder organizations can exercise both their crisis and consequence management capabilities for a terrorist WMD incident.

Please note that a working lunch will be provided.

RAD 101: Radiological Awareness Training

24 September 2019

Registration to begin at 8:30 am

This course is designed for local and State personnel that may have a role in the response, mitigation, and recovery from a terrorist weapons of mass destruction (WMD) involving radiation. The course will familiarize students with concepts related to operating in a WMD scene in the moments after an incident and before federal authorities arrive on the scene. Topics covered will include basic radiation terminology and concepts, an overview of nuclear security threats, the types of radiation, the effects of radiation, the importance of time, distance and shielding, and the basic steps of in effecting proper stewardship over a scene where radioactive material is present.

Maximum number of participants: 25

Public Information Officer Workshop

24 September 2019

Registration to begin at 8:30 am

This full day course is designed for state and local public information officers and is designed to familiarize students with best practices for communicating risk to the public and crisis communications before and following a nuclear or radiological emergency. Concepts to be covered include rad/nuke in the public consciousness, identifying and addressing target audiences, social media technology and strategy, and managing information for interagency coordination (the Joint Information System and establishing a Joint Information Center).

Maximum number of participants: 25

If you have any questions about the exercise or registration, please contact:

Amanda Freeman, Advent Health; E-mail: Amanda.Freeman@AdventHealth.com, Phone: 407-303-5600 ext. 1124179.

Justin Norred, Advent Health; E-mail: Justin.Norred@AdventHealth.com, Phone: 407-303-7638