Cascadia Rising 2022 Newsletter

Cascadia Rising 2022 Newsletter

June, 2021 Edition

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Greetings from FEMA Region 10

In this second edition of the Cascadia Rising 2022 newsletter, FEMA Region 10 continues our effort to share important information for Cascadia Rising 2022. Each bi-monthly newsletter will provide you the latest information on exercise design and conduct details, available training offerings and other information and initiatives as they are developed.

As we approach exercise conduct, which is less than one calendar year away, we are moving quickly and working with our valued partners diligently to create and deliver the most successful exercise possible.

The interest of this exercise has been overwhelmingly positive and given all things considered as we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic together, we want to thank you for your continued partnership in our regional efforts to make this exercise a success as we continue to build and strengthen our response and recovery capabilities.

Realistically, this exercise will be here before we know it. Planning and coordinating together is essential to address our community concerns for when the day of a catastrophic earthquake is here.

If you have any questions about this exercise, do not hesitate to reach out to my exercise design team


Stephen Simerly, CR2022 Region 10 Exercise Director


Exercise Details

When: June 13-17, 2022, Exercise play will start at +96hrs

Where: FEMA Region 10, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, with support from Alaska

Scenario: On June 9, 2022, A 9.0 magnitude Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) earthquake ripping across the 700-mile CSZ fault line with no epicenter. An event of this type occurs on average once every 200 to 500 years. The last major CSZ earthquake and tsunami occurred on January 26, 1700.

Regional Core Capability Focus Areas for Evaluation: 

  • Operational Coordination
  • Mass Care
  • Infrastructure Systems

Modular Approach:

  • Response Module: June 13-17, 2022
  • Recovery Module: November 2022

Ramp Up Event Concepts:

The Region will be working on a number of ramp up opportunities in preparation for the exercise.  Some of the concepts we have are:

  • Logistics Workshop
  • Mass Care Evacuee Planning
  • Communications Drills
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP)/Continuity of Government (CoG) focused workshops or drills

If you have any questions, please contact us at:


Upcoming Training

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public; all are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. Below is a list of Independent Study (IS) program considerations, for earthquake specific and exercise design training, to support preparations for the Cascadia Rising 2022 National Level Exercise.

  • Earthquake Specific:
    • IS-0008.a Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow:  Complying with Executive Order 12699
    • IS-0323 Earthquake Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
    • IS-0325 Earthquake Basics:  Science, Risk, and Mitigation
  • Exercise Design:
    • IS-0120.c An Introduction to Exercise
    • IS-0130.a How to be an Exercise Evaluator
    • IS-139.a Exercise Design and Development

FEMA Region 10 is hosting the following upcoming trainings to build capacity towards the Regional Core Capability Focus Areas for Evaluation:

  • MGT-345 Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems on July 27-30, 2021
  • DMP118 Critical Infrastructure Continuity of Operations on July 13, 2021
  • When Minutes Matter: Alert and Warning Communications Workshop on August 3-4, 2021

A series of exercise design courses have been taking place through the year, which include:

  • K0146 Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Training Course
  • K0051 Exercise Program Management
  • K0139 Exercise Design and Development
  • L0050 Exercise Control and Simulation

For more information or to inquire about any of the trainings listed, please contact FEMA Region 10 Training at

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PrepToolKit (PTK)

PrepToolkit (PTK) is an online collaborative environment in which emergency management professionals from all levels of government and the private and non-profit sectors can prepare for risks in their communities and provides an avenue to execute preparedness activities efficiently and easily and to share this work with others.

For Cascadia Rising 2022, we will be utilizing PTK as a  document repository and for collaboration efforts. 

If you have not registered for PrepToolKit, or logged in within the last 30 days, please click the header above to register or log-in. 

Please note that any permissions requested can take up to 3 to 5 weekdays for permissions to be granted. 


Cascadia Rising 2022 Scenario Placemat

The purpose of the placemat for CR2022 Coastal Regions is to provide a brief overview of the impacts to Oregon and Washington coastal regions and the I-5 Corridor. Please click on the blue 'Placemat" Icon above to view the consolidated placemat for a quick reference into the high-level impacts facing the regions coastal areas. 

Please note that we are currently working to provide the State of Idaho Scenario Impacts and will update the placemat when completed. 


Exercise Planning Roadmap

Cascadia Rising 2022 is less than one year from conduct. Recognizing the bandwidth our partners and the need for organizing documents and major meeting milestones, the exercise deign team has created the Exercise Planning Roadmap that describes major milestones. To access the document, please click on the "Exercise Planning Roadmap" header. 


Upcoming FEMA Region 10 Exercise Planning Meetings 

  • Mid-Term Planning Meeting (MPM): October 2021


Cascadia Rising 2022 Continuity of Operations Task Force

The Cascadia Rising 2022 Continuity of Operations Task Force met for the second time on June 25th and it was a great opportunity for some meaningful collaboration. This meeting focused primarily on the most prevalent training, workshop, and exercise needs of the members to enhance capabilities in their respective organizations. Some of the most immediate needs include:

  • Business Process Analysis / Business Impact Analysis Workshop
  • 1301, Continuity of Operations Planner’s Course
  • 1302, Continuity of Operations Program Manager’s Course
  • Develop continuity related table-top exercises specific to agency needs

Moving forward with the continuation of monthly meetings, Task Force members will be assessing their continuity plans and procedures to identify gaps and develop mitigation strategies to build capacity and improve employee preparedness

If you would like more information or become a member of the Task Force, please email Mike Davenport, FEMA Region 10 Regional Continuity Manager at

FEMA Region 10 Program Contact Details: 

Exercise Program

Training Program

Continuity Program


Useful References: 

Core Capability Development Sheets |

Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program

Preparedness Tool Kit (PrepToolKit, PTK)

CR2022 Coastal Areas Impact Placemat