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National Emergency Management Basic Academy

E/L0104 – Exercise Design

Course Overview

This 2-day course is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of exercise design. Emergency managers, emergency services personnel, and individuals who are part of the emergency preparedness communities at all levels of government, private sector, or volunteer organizations need to be able to use the fundamentals of exercise simulation and design as an integrated system of resources and capabilities.

This course is designed to develop exercising skills in the following areas:

  • Components of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  • Exercise process application
  • Comprehensive exercise program (exercise program management) application
  • Exercise design steps application
  • Major accomplishments in designing and implementing an exercise
  • Purpose and application of various exercise documents
  • Tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises
  • Exercise design applications for tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises

Selection Criteria

This course is designed for those who have an emergency management function in any mission area (protection, prevention, response, recovery, and mitigation). The audience may include, but is not limited to:

  • Emergency managers;
  • Planners;
  • First responders and supervisors; and
  • Representatives from private sector and volunteer organizations.

Course Length

2 days

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