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Free Emergency Planning Exercises Available from FEMA

Sep 15, 2010

FEMA is now providing, free for your download and use, a series of Tabletop Exercise presentations as a tool to advance your organization’s continuity, preparedness and resiliency.
FEMA is now providing, free for your download and use, a series of Tabletop Exercise presentations as a tool to
advance your organization’s continuity, preparedness and resiliency.

Each exercise takes your team through a realistic disaster scenario and facilitates a discussion of how your organization would plan, protect, respond and recover. Each includes full instructor’s notes so you can gather a facilitator and a team of participants, and self-facilitate the exercise internally. The first two exercises, for a major Hurricane and rail Chemical Accident, also feature simulated TV news videos suggesting exercise-focused local reporting of the disasters. This feature adds a sense of realism and helps to motivate interactive discussion.

The exercises typically take 2-4 hours from start to finish and can be customized where noted in the facilitator’s notes to meet your needs. For more information, go to http://www.fema.gov/privatesector/exercises.shtm