November 18 - 2015 Army Navy Game Prevention & Protection Exercise
The Army Navy Game committee comprised of both military academies, U. S. Department of Defense, Philadelphia Eagles and Lincoln Financial Field security personnel requested Homeland Security to develop a tabletop exercise in advance of the 2015 Army Navy game scheduled to take place on December 12, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Homeland Security invited over a hundred federal, state and local stakeholders to take part in this mass gathering exercise. This is the second exerise Homeland Security has developed for this event.
October 22 & November 10 - Confronting the Global Threat: Bioterrorism Agents/Diseases Training
Homeland Security hosted a training symposium for over 1,000 physicians, registered nurses, emergency medical services and emergency management personnel, law enforcement and educators in King of Prussia and Pittsburgh. Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Department of Health accredited the training and the attendees were able to receive continuing education credits for the daylong event. The syllabus included officials from the FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania National Guard and local emergency room physicians. They presented on Pennsylvania's capabilities with respect to the bio annex and the national response plan; a background of potential bio pathogens and the epidemiologic context and investigation of bio pathogens; FBI's role and responsibilties when handling bio pathogen evidence and its chain of custody; common vulnerabilities and protective measures concerning hospitals; emergency room and hospital operations when confronted with a terrorist/non-terror threat related to a bio pathogen and the Pennsylvania National Guard's civil support team's delployable capabilties.