The purpose of the exercise is to allow senior managers from the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Kansas Health System to evaluate their responses to a major crisis. This no-fault, site-specific TTX scenario will focus on the University of Kansas Medical Center's and the University of Kansas Health System's ability to detect, prevent, and/or mitigate a terrorist incident involving WMD. In a real-world crisis, the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Kansas Health System would not respond alone; therefore, the exercise also includes representatives of Federal, State, and local emergency-response agencies. The scenario will evaluate how all responders and executive/emergency managers deal with the crisis and its consequences. The exercise should also help organizations identify how to improve future responses should a real incident occur.
“Kansas City Thunder” is part of the Silent Thunder Regional Exercise Series designed to allow collaboration among representatives from local, state and federal agencies with a shared stake in ensuring a positive outcome.