Introduction to Exercises What are they and how should I plan them? Chad Ostlund, CEM Emergency Preparedness & Response Health Partnerships Division Agenda What are exercises and why should they be conducted?
What types of exercises exist? How does the planning process work? How should partners be identified and involved? Q&A
Learning Objectives By the end of this webinar you will be able to: 1. Discuss basics of exercise planning 2. Describe types of exercises 3. Determine potential members of exercise planning teams
4. Identify partners that may be involved in your exercises National Preparedness Goal A secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk. Prevention
Protection Mitigation Response Recovery 15 Public Health Preparedness Capabilities 1. Community Preparedness 2. Community Recovery
3. Emergency Operations Coordination 4. 5. Emergency Public Information & Warning 9.
Medical Materiel Management & Distribution 10. Medical Surge 11. Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions 12. Public Health Laboratory
Testing 13. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation 14. Responder Safety and Health 15. Volunteer Management
Fatality Management 6. Information Sharing 7. Mass Care 8. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing
A Sheep? No, HSEEP! (Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program) HSEEP Preparedness Toolkit https:// www.preptoolkit.or g/web/hseep-resour ces
Always Successful? Types of Exercises Types of Exercises Discussion-based Operations-based Discussion-based
Exercises Seminars Workshops Tabletop Exercise (TTX) and
Games Discussion-based Exercises Seminars orientation Department operations center Local emergency operations center
Open house Workshop- produce something Develop a job action sheet Create a policy or protocol Discussion-based Exercises Tabletop Exercise
Internal or with external partners Uses a scenario In-depth discussion Games Allows practice
Can involve teams Can be a simulation Discussion-based Exercises Audience examples Operations-based Exercises
Drills Functional Exercises (FE) Full-scale Exercises (FSE) Drills Purpose What they test and when Categories Functional Exercises (FE)
Purpose Time transitions Depend on reactions Full-scale Exercises (FSE)
Purpose Physical reporting of personnel Depend on actions in field Examples Group discussion on drill and exercise experience Exercise Planning Team
Neighboring jurisdictions Subject matter experts Internal agency members Health Care Coalition members MDH Public Health Preparedness Consultants How to Identify & Involve Partners
Exercise Planning Team Organization Planning Conferences Official meetings
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