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New York State Public Water System

  • 10 October 2018
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New York State Public Water System

Emergency Response Functional Exercise

Thursday, November 1, 2018 ∙ 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

State Preparedness Training Center ∙ 5900 Airport Road Oriskany, NY 13424

Event Description: The one-day functional exercise (FE) will provide the opportunity for participants to test emergency response capabilities, specifically but not limited to: communications, resource management, documentation, and mutual aid and assistance utilizing a hypothetical incident scenario that affects public water systems.

Who Should Attend: New York State public water system operators, local health departments, local emergency managers, water sector response partner associations, as well as other local, state and federal agencies that would be involved in the response and recovery to an incident affecting public water systems.

Event Schedule:

 Check-in: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

 Functional Exercise Overview/Presentations: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

 Functional Exercise: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Event Registration:

Participants can participate at the State Preparedness Training Center or remotely from their normal place of work. The planners will contact participants to discuss the FE in further detail after they register.

Training Hours: Licensed public water system operators will earn 6.5 contact hours for attending the event. An application will be submitted for engineers to earn continuing education training hours for their participation in the event.

Questions: The Horsley Witten Group (US EPA Contractor) is assisting with the planning and facilitation of the event. Please contact Carl Simons at or Will Keefer at or by phone at 508-833-6600 if you have any questions about the FE.