Exercise Date & Location: February 24 & 25, 2015, Virtual Exercise – Multiple Locations
(Note: Two separate offerings, these dates are in addition to previously advertised dates of February 17, 18 & 19, 2015)
Exercise Description: This Virtual Tabletop Exercises (VTTX) will focus on an active shorter event taking place in your community, using historical events and recovery actions. The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting, and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures. This VTTX differs from other Tabletop exercises in that it will be conducted using Video-Teleconference (VTC) technology (not web-based), and is intended to provide an opportunity for responders across the Nation to simultaneously participate in a hazard-specific facilitated discussion. Lead facilitation for the exercise will be coordinated by EMI, with local facilitation provided by the participating agency. This format will allow the common delivery of exercise materials, scenarios, modules, and discussion questions among those participating in the exercise.
Exercise Goal: This virtual exercise will enable the participants to exercise their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to effectively conduct preparedness, response, and recovery. Overall goals include:
1. Prepare participants for an active shooter incident affecting their community.
2. Enable participants to better coordinate their response operations with counterparts form local governments, other State governments, Federal agencies, Tribal, private sector organizations, and non-governmental agencies.
3. Use VTC technology to reach remote sites.
4. Provide a virtual, experiential education environment to exercise and enhance critical response and recovery tasks.
This delivery method will allow participating communities to share real-time active shooter focus incident related preparation, response, and recovery concerns and solutions with all participants.
To learn more click: ACTIVE SHOOTER TABLETOP