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The Arizona 2018 National Mass Care Exercise (NMCE)

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An opportunity to confirm and discover interop freqs .....if its not a 'tabletop' exercise :(

Dates 5/21 - 24

Event: The Arizona 2018 National Mass Care Exercise (NMCE)/National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Exercise

Scenario: A mass migration of residents from Southern California, into Arizona, in the wake of a large magnitude earthquake. Phoenix NDMS Federal Coordinating Center will receive patients from the earthquake-impacted area. Patients will be transported via Department of Defense aircraft to the Phoenix NDMS Federal Coordinating Center and moved to local Phoenix NDMS participating hospitals for definitive care.

Core Capabilities: Planning, Public Information and Warning, Operational Coordination, Critical Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Mass Care Services, Operational Communications, Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services, and Situational Assessment.
 

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Almost forgot about those, thanks!

I cant help but laugh at the title of the page:

"Federal Disaster" --- truth in advertising...
 

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I was thinking about setting up the scanner and letting ProScan do it's thing, would anyone be interested in a link to the audio it records from my little corner of the east valley?
 

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I've got a favorites list set up with the following:

FEMA
MERS
NDMS
USAR
American Red Cross
NIFOG 7/800-UHF/VHF
PS Common 7/800/UHF/VHF
PS Common UHF Med
AIRS
AZ EMSCOM
AZ Interop (Non-AIRS)
AZ Emergency Mobile System (Mobile Trunking System)
AZ DEMA Towers

Anything else that would be beneficial? Not sure what I'll be able to pick up being this far east, but it's worth a shot anyway.
 
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DEMA talkgroups on the APS trunked system.
G and Ocean deck interoperability talkgroups on the RWC trunked system.

I was planning on searching 162-174 MHz and 406-420 MHz. I would assume that's where most communications would be.

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Forgot about APS' system, thanks. Which sites will be good to monitor the RWC inop groups from here in Mesa? They arent always on Simulcast B, right?
 
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I would try Simulcast C in Chandler, F in Tempe, or H in Scottsdale, depending on exactly where in Mesa you are. You might even try the Thompson Peak and/or South Mtn IR High sites, as well.

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Ive participated in a couple of drills, all of ours were in the clear. Some stations were crypto-capable - maybe because it was only a drill it wasnt utilized?
 

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Right, I would hope so. Logistics, some security and administration won't be. Even if traffic is encrypted, it will help to identify frequencies used given context information around their use in the coming days
 
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I would also check L-deck, and even H-deck on the RWC. Even though H-deck is encrypted, if it suddenly lights up with several talkgroups active, especially the higher TG's (H-8 and up), it could be related.

And just a point of fact, HIPAA specifically exempts 2-way radio communications from the privacy regulations, under certain conditions.

https://psc.apcointl.org/2010/08/26/hipaa-radio-emd/

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I had tossed those in as well when I added O/L. Will be interesting to see what's what for.coordination, if it is a physical exercise, and not just tabletop.
 
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A little after 11am this morning, on APS TG 1132 (DEMA Interstate) the Yavapai EOC stated that they were shutting down because Yavapai County (or elements of an agency located in Yavapai County) had concluded the communications phase of their exercise.

That's all that I've heard today. Anyone else?

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Hopefully there'll be more actvity in the days to come. I'm on vacation this week, so I've got the time to listen, although I did end up sleeping much of today. I guess I needed it lol

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