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NCJ Number: 134704 Find in a Library
Title: Emergency Management Exercise Handbook
Corporate Author: Texas Division of Emergency Management
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: Texas Division of Emergency Management
Austin, TX 78773
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Emergency exercises are conducted to improve operational readiness by revealing planning weaknesses, revealing resource gaps, clarifying responsibilities, improving coordination and individual performance, and testing plans and systems.
Abstract: There are five basic types of emergency exercise: orientation, drill, tabletop, functional, and full scale. This manual describes each of these types and provides sample program schedules, scope characteristics, and requirements for conducting exercises. The manual outlines time tables for exercise planners and provides various checklists pertaining to exercise preparation, physical facilities, staffing, evaluation, critique, and evaluation report. Follow-up is a necessary area of exercise development and can be assured by drafting a memorandum to all exercise participants making specific assignments for follow-up, monitoring follow-up, and building the recommended improvements into the next exercise.
Main Term(s): Emergency procedures
Index Term(s): Disaster procedures; Staff development training
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