Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. That’s where BOLDplanning spent much of last week, conducting Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan development workshops and exercises for various agencies of the Commonwealth. For the first two days, company representative, Chad Bowers, worked with about 80 workshop participants, helping them further enhance their respective agency’s COOP plans. He also stepped them through two, separate scenario-based exercises, giving everyone the opportunity to test those plans in what could very well be a real-life disaster. The exercise focused on a hazardous material spill caused by a tanker truck accident in the vicinity of the state office buildings located downtown.

Considered a success by all, Chad then moved on to his next stop, the Pennsylvania State Senate. There, inside the State Capitol Building, he led two days of training focused on the updating of all COOP plans for the individual Senate departments.