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EM120 Exercise Design Course

What You Get: Over 97 pages including the Appendices with 47 pages.

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The Exercise Design Course is part of a broader training approach to provide performance-based education to emergency management personnel. Its purpose is to teach emergency management professionals how to design and conduct emergency exercises within the context of a community exercise program. The emphasis of the course is the design of a functional exercise, which will lead to the capability of a jurisdiction to conduct a full-scale exercise.

Because exercises are generally acknowledged to be the best means of training for an emergency, this course introduces five elements of an exercise program: orientation seminars, drills, tabletop exercises, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises. The main focus, however, is providing experience in designing and taking part in a functional exercise.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction to Exercise Design
2. The Community Exercise Program
3. The Exercise Development Process
4. Exercise Design Steps
5. The Tabletop Exercise
6. The Functional Exercise
7. The Full-Scale Exercise
8. Exercise Evaluation
9. Exercise Enhancements
10. Functional Exercise Set Up
11. Designing a Functional Exercise

Appendix:
A: Glossary
B: Central City

Recommended Prerequisite

The Emergency Management Institute's (EMI) independent study program IS 120 An Orientation To Community Disaster Exercises is a recommended prerequisite to the course. http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is120.asp

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

One method to gain support for an emergency management exercise program is to

a. seek authority from the highest ranking exercise player.
b. have the jurisdiction’s legal staff issue a statement to the CEO that failure to exercise could invite a lawsuit.
c. seek FEMA technical staff to brief the organization chief.
d. send out an Emergency Management Exercise Directive.

The purpose of a message is to

a. provide a continuous source of information to exercise participants.
b. keep a paper record of exercise messages. This restricts the use of fax machines and telephones.
c. exercise the runners.
d. cause exercise participants to make decisions and take actions to meet the objectives.

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