Starting in 2013, the Grizzly Flats Fire Safe Council has held biennial Wildland Fire Table Top Exercises. The purpose of the exercises has been to familiarize all participants with our community and its unique challenges. Past participants include: Pioneer Fire Protection District, US Forest Service, CAL FIRE, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services, El Dorado County Health and Human Services, El Dorado County Animal Services, Grizzly Flats Community Services District, El Dorado County Department of Transportation, Leoni Meadows Camp, El Dorado Transit, CALSTAR, California Highway Patrol, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, Red Cross, PG&E, AT&T, Pioneer Unified School District, neighboring Fire Safe Councils, the Grizzly Flats Fire Safe Council and Bureau of Land Management.
Upon arriving at the exercise, participants are handed a sealed packet that includes the theoretical fire scenario, writing materials and resource materials (such as information on available infrastructure in Grizzly Flats and area maps). The participants are then instructed to open their packets and the exercise begins. Every five minutes or so, a different problem or situation with the incident is given to them and they have to solve it. The participants are encouraged to work together and use each other’s expertise in problem solving. The entire “incident” lasts approximately 2 hours. After it concludes, a “round-robin” critique is given and then everyone is served lunch.
Past Table Top ExercisesGFFSC Table Top Drill Welcome letter 2019.docGFFSC Table Top Wildfire Scenario - 2019.docxGFFSC Table Top Wildfire Evacuation Scenario - 2017.docxGFFSC Table Top Wildfire Evacuation Scenario - 2015.docxGFFSC Table Top Evacuation Scenario 2013.doc