FEMA has a lot of good online courses, this is one you should take the next time you have a second free. It will take you into the basics of Drills and Exercises, perhaps more important it will give you the basics of a Table Top exercise, one that every State, Local as well as Federal Agency does at least once a year. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey,stated in an CNN interview of the Pope's security, that they did table top exercises to insure the plans in place would work. Operational testing of any plan is needed, and a table top exercise is the way to do it correctly, at least for a start. Last week at ESI's Corporate Crisis Management class, we took all the students thru table top exercises to get them use to how they really tested plans and procedures prior to an event.
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