ARCEX 2002

A full-scale disaster exercise for American Red Cross chapters in Connecticut, May 10 and 11, 2002

 Stay tuned for information on this October's COMEX.

Information available on or through this page last updated: June 3, 2002


ARCEX 2002 Exercise Journal - check here for current exercise status and activities.


ARCEX 2002 Weather Information. (simulated)


ARCEX 2002 Amateur Radio Directory - updated information on who's doing what, where. 


ARCEX 2002 On-line Disaster Reports (ARCWELD).  (InterCONNect account required) 


ARCEX 2002 InterCONNect Exercise Forum  (InterCONNect account required) 


ARCEX 2002

Purpose Statement, Participants, and Date. The purpose of the Connecticut ARC disaster exercise (ARCEX 2002) is to improve Red Cross disaster operations in Connecticut in these functional areas:

by involving the following agencies and personnel:

in a full-scale exercise simulating a severe storm throughout the state on May 10 and 11, 2002.

Scenario. An unusual spring storm strikes the state with heavy wet snow in the northwest hills and upper mid-state areas, flooding along the coast, and damaging winds statewide. As a result, roads are closed, many areas are without power, travelers are stranded, residences are damaged by wind/water, communications are disrupted, utility services are impacted, etc.

Upcoming Milestones.

May 28, 2002; 2:00 p.m.  -  After Action Review


Download the Exercise Directive:

(An ARC in Connecticut extranet account is required to download the Exercise Directive and Attachments. For information on applying for a username/password contact your local Red Cross chapter.)

These files are in MS Word (.doc) format - they may be downloaded, printed, and copied as necessary.

  ARCEX 2002 Exercise Directive (less attachments)

  Attachment #1  Baseline Expectations for CT Chapters

  Attachment #2  Major Events Summary

  Attachment #3  Amateur Radio - Desired Capabilities

  Attachment #4  Civil Air Patrol Participation

   Attachment #5 Communications

Tab 1 to Attachment #5 Amateur Radio Directory  (Use the link above to  access the most recent Directory.)


Download the Report Formats:

These files are in MS Word (.doc) format - they may be downloaded, printed, and copied as necessary.

During the course of the exercise, chapters may submit appropriate reports to the CTDOC by completing the corresponding on-line forms (click here) or by fax/phone and/or via amateur radio -- depending on the exercise's simulated communications status. These report formats supercede those in the current Connecticut Disaster Response Plan where applicable. Comments or suggestions should be forwarded to [email protected]

CTARC Form #1 Situation Report   -- required from all chapters within two-hours of activation of the state's disaster response plan - then every six hours thereafter; or as specified by the CTDOC. During ARCEX 2002, all chapter's must submit an initial SITREP by 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2002 (assuming the exercise begins as scheduled at 12:00 noon on Friday with the activation of the CTDRP).

CTARC Form #2 Shelter Status Report   -- required for each shelter opened, within two hours of opening - then daily by 10:00 p.m. reflecting information as of 8:00 p.m.; or as specified by the CTDOC.

CTARC Form #3 Disaster Supply Request  -- submitted as necessary to request supplies, equipment, vehicles, etc.  The CTDOC will review available resources and other requests and coordinate delivery between the requesting and providing chapter(s) (organizations) as soon as possible. Note that this format is an extract of ARC Form 6409 designed to facilitate transmission by phone or radio. When submitted by FAX, the complete form may also be used.

CTARC Form #4 Disaster Staff Request   -- submitted as necessary to request additional personnel. The CTDOC will review available resources and other requests and coordinate delivery between the requesting and providing chapter(s) (organizations) as soon as possible. Note that this format is an extract of ARC Form 6512 designed to facilitate transmission by phone or radio. When submitted by FAX, the complete form may also be used.

CTARC Form #5 Disaster Damage Assessment Report   -- required within 24 hours of the activation of the state's disaster response plan for all incidents at the "State Disaster" or higher level of response. This is a consolidated report of all damage observed/reported throughout the chapter's jurisdiction. 


For more information: [email protected]


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