National Mass Care Exercise

The 2024 National Mass Care Exercise, called Keystone 6, will be held in Shippensburg, PA on May 21-23, 2024. The scenario will involve large scale impacts cascading across the region and need for mass care services for 100,000+ people. Pennsylvania will be standing up a commonwealth managed shelter (May 20) and activating operational/planning mass care task forces for Feeding, Sheltering, Disability Integration, Reunification, Household Pets, Housing, and Distribution of Emergency Supplies. Primary exercise play focuses on Emergency Support Function 6 (Mass Care/Emergency Assistance) functional areas.  Learn more.

PAVOAD members are invited to participate on Thursday, May 23 for the following activities:

  • Spring Membership Meeting, 9-11am
  • Distribution of Emergency Supplies Task Force, 11am-5pm
  • Disaster Case Management Working Group, 11am-5pm
  • Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided
  • *If you will be in the area Wednesday evening please feel welcomed to attend our fun and festive dinner event

If you have questions regarding the extent of your participation on other task forces, please reach out to Christine Heyser at [email protected] or 717-461-0389.

To attend, please register using this form.

Keystone 6 National Mass Care Exercise Registration

Please do not disseminate the link beyond PAVOAD members/prospective members.

You can sign up for exercise updates on our website:

We hope to see you there!


Christine Heyser | Mass Care Coordinator

Department of Human Services | Division of Emergency Planning and Response

1310 Elmerton Ave | Harrisburg, PA 17110

Cell: 717.461.0389 | [email protected]