Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning (E0131)

Dates March 31-April 3, 2014 July 7-10, 2014

Course Length This course is 4 days in length; 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Course Description For an emergency management or security system to be effective, it is critical that personnel, plans, procedures, facilities, and equipment be exercised and tested on a regular basis. No amount of exercising will be constructive unless each exercise is followed by a structured evaluation that enables the jurisdiction or organization toentify strengths, weaknesses, gaps, and disconnects, and related corrective actions that need to be taken to ensure improved capability. This course focuses on a systematic exercise and improvement planning program as the primary means by which Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, and other organizations’ managers can:

  • Validate the effectiveness of their emergency and security management programs;
  • Determine whether program changes are being appropriately implemented;
  • Evaluate preparedness capabilities to prevent, prepare, and respond to hazard incidents of all sizes;
  • Identify corrective actions that require additional emphasis or improvement (such as planning, training, equipment, facilities, or personnel); and
  • Generate data on exercises that can support a nationwide view of capabilities.

Prerequisite The following courses are recommended:

  • IS-120.a-An Introduction to Exercises
  • IS-130-Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning

The following course is recommended: E/L146, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)

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