Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (EPREP)
Use the menu on the left to navigate our webpage. You will find additional information on our program, our staff, resources that can be used to help organizations prepare for emergencies, and contact information in case you would like to get in touch with us.
Please check back regularly to find information regarding upcoming events and additional preparedness tools and resources. Exercises are currently being planned and scheduled.
The beginning of 2013 has been an active year for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (EPREP). Recent EPREP exercises and activities have included:
- Publication of resources for hospitals on the topic of hazardous materials response and decontamination (see our resources page)
- A statewide medical surge functional exercise series
- A statewide healthcare recovery workshop series
- A full scale regional shelter exercise focused on providing medical care in a shelter setting
- A workshop for first-year medical students covering core principles of emergency preparedness and response
- A workshop for college healthcare program directors covering the core principles of emergency preparedness, response, and exercise program management
- An interstate exercise series assisting hospitals in the northeast with the development of tertiary care center evacuation plans
- An exercise series assessing the joint response of emergency preparedness and information technology departments throughout a regional healthcare network to an IT system failure
- Presentations by EPREP staff at the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit, The Joint Commission Resources Conference, the Preparedness Emergency Response and Recovery Consortium, and the Massachusetts Hospital Association Annual Emergency Medicine Conference
- Dr. Paul Biddinger, Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program, has joined with other Boston responders to share lessons learned during the response to the marathon bombings in a New England Journal of Medicine article and during a Harvard School of Public Health Forum.
Please contact the Emergency Preparedness and Response Program using the form below.