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.

The PAVOAD Spring meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2024 Keystone 6 National Mass Care Exercise, on Thursday, May 23, 2024.  The meeting will be held in Ceddia Union Building (CUB)l at Shippensburg University.  Parking is in the G-1 Lot (GPS Address: 57 Richard Ave, Shippensburg, PA 17257).  Click here for a map.  Schedule for the day is:

8 – 9 AM Breakfast
9 – 9:30 AM Exercise Briefing
9:45 – 10:45 AM PAVOAD Membership Meeting with this agenda:
Accept the minutes from last two meetings
Introduction of leadership
Financial Report
Photos and recent success stories of our work together highlighting the value of PAVOAD
PEMA’s new DRAP (Disaster Recovery Assistance Program)
Announcements and Thank You
11 AM – 5 PM Exercise, including lunch

For those unable to make the trip to Shippensburg, PEMA has provided a Microsoft teams virtual option. Here is the link:  Join the meeting now   Meeting ID: 280 732 096 490  Passcode: P36WFX Dial in by phone   +1 267-332-8737,,292468337# United States, Philadelphia Find a local number                                     Phone conference ID: 292 468 337#

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