Exercise Design, Conduct, and Evaluation:
Review, test, or revise emergency plans through various types of exercises.
- Highly organized exercise design process
- Using Department of Homeland Security target capability evaluating guides
- Extensive backgrounds in emergency fields
- Strong relationships with local and state emergency responders
- All planning and execution in accordance with the Homeland Security and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Hold a workshop to review plans with employees to identify how they would react in a given scenario, a functional exercise in which a particular scenario or portion of the plan is acted out, or a full-scale exercise in which the client and community partners would activate and carry out their full emergency plan.
Key stakeholders discussing capabilities and vulnerabilities when considering activation of plans and systems.
Planning meetings to establish baseline objectives
- Crisis-driven scenarios with discussion building from facilitated questions
- Reports are generated from captured discussion
- Key actions to fulfill any gaps or enhance processes
- Match capabilities to vulnerabilities
A controlled hands-on approach to a scenario of crisis or concern.
- Objectives developed for specific scenario and operation
- Simulated activities
- Responses are acted on in a notional format
- Real work resources are simulated
- Reports are generated from the observations of operational procedures
- A specific and formal evaluation process
- Full SIMCELL Operations Room to make an exercise more realistic with live injects, phone calls, social media injects, etc.
- Extend operational activities to the fullest level through real world simulation
- Scenarios developed with plausible situations
- Resources are deployed and utilized
- Tests philosophical and procedural expectations against reality
- Invaluable when evaluating plans for accuracy and usability