2017 Full Scale Exercise


On April 4, 2017 as part of the Central Ohio Trauma System’s (COTS) ongoing emergency preparedness efforts with hospitals, first responders, and public health a large scale mass casualty exercise was conducted in Central Ohio. MAPFRE Stadium, John Glenn International Airport, and Otterbein University served as the venues for the more than 500 “victims” to help central Ohio hospitals, health systems, and first responders to be better prepared for a large complex disaster with hundreds of victims. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this exercise a success.  (Slideshow video courtesy of Franklin County Public Health)

Participating Agencies:

American Red Cross of Central Ohio, Blood Services 
American Red Cross of Central Ohio, Disaster Services 
Central Ohio Transient Authority (COTA) 
Central Ohio Trauma System 
Columbus Division of Fire 
Columbus Police Department 
Columbus Public Health 
Delaware City Fire Department 
Delaware County EMS 
Diley Ridge Medical Center 
Franklin County Coroner’s Office 
Franklin County Emergency Mngmnt & Homeland Security  
Franklin County and Columbus Medical Reserve Corps 
Franklin County Public Health 
Genoa Township Fire Department 
Grandview Heights Fire Department 
Jefferson Township Fire Department 
John Glenn Columbus International Airport 
John Glenn Columbus International Airport Fire Department 
John Glenn Columbus International Airport Police Department 
MAPFRE Stadium
Mifflin Township Fire Department


Mount Carmel East
Mount Carmel St. Ann’s
Mount Carmel West
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ohio 52nd Civil Support Team
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security
Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Otterbein University
Otterbein University Police
The Ohio State University Hospital East
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
Plain Township Fire Department
Truro Township Fire Department

Upper Arlington Fire Department
West Licking Joint Fire District
Westerville Division of Fire
Westerville Division of Police 
Whitehall Division of Fire