Exercises & Evaluations

Discussion, Opinion and Research on Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation (HSEEP) style exercises – from Seminars/Workshops through Table Tops and Functional Exercises, and Full Scale Exercises, too.

Emergency Action Plans – the basics

The rock band “The Clash” have a song entitled “Should I Stay or Should I Go” – which is about a relationship between two people. It’s also a quick summary of Emergency Action Planning – should you shelter-in-place or evacuate? The emergency management answer to this question is “Depends on what the emergency is” – …

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After Action Reports

Some of the After Action Reports (AARs) on major incidents or GO/NGO councils/committees, we have found on the web. Do you know of any others available as OSINT (Open Source Intelligence – items available – TLP: Green- to the public, not classified or sensitive)? Please add in the comments. If any of these links are …

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US-DHS has free exercises for schools

Active Shooter Template https://www.schoolsafety.gov/emergency-planning?subtopic%5B117%5D=117#block-views-block-resources-by-subtopic-block-1 FEMA’s Sample School Emergency Operations Plan (for Training Purposes) Federal Emergency Management Agency This sample school EOP was developed in accordance with the “Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans.” This document has been developed for training purposes only.

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EMPs – the MOM of COOP/COG for EM

We believe the worst-case scenario disaster which will fall on Emergency Management is the Electro-Magnetic Pulse wave (EMP) from a low-atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device over the United States. This will have catastrophic impacts to the continuity of operations / continuity of government (COOP/COG) for emergency management (EM). It is the maximum of maximums …

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Long-Term Community Resilience Exercise Resource Guide from FEMA

New material, as of November 2021. The impacts of climate change are being felt today in communities across the country and increasingly test our resilience. Exercises provide a method for participants to visualize a future that is outside their direct experience and evaluate options for constructive action to adapt to climate changes already occurring and …

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Hot Washes

A Hot Wash is a term used for the immediate after-action review conducted after exercises (usually performed at functional or full-scale exercises, but can be done on any type of exercise) and real-world incidents. The term comes from the haz-mat (hazardous-materials) responder world, where the immediacy of decontamination is needed, due to being “hot” (having …

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COVID-19 Recovery CISA Tabletop Exercise Package (CTEP) Documents

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed the COVID-19 Recovery CISA Tabletop Exercise Package (CTEP) to assist private sector stakeholders and critical infrastructure owners and operators in assessing short-term, intermediate, and long-term recovery and business continuity plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approved by the White …

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[Ad] Crisis Communications Exercises

Once you have your team in place, workable Crisis Communications Team Plan (and Crisis Communications Plan – the one with what you will communicate as templates, to whom, and how), it is now time to exercise the team. This is the final step in the POETE process, as described in the fifth Crisis Communications Workshop. …

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Ebola Exercises for Healthcare

The National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) has created a series of HSEEP-compliant exercises related to Ebola for healthcare facilities (Frontline Facilities, Assessment Hospitals, Healthcare Coalitions, State-Designated Ebola Treatment Centers, and others). You can find them at https://repository.netecweb.org/exhibits/show/exercise-templates/exercises .

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