Multi year training and exercise plan

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan

2018-2021

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2018-2021 Training and Exercise Plan

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DISCLAIMIER

Information contained in this document is presented for general educational and information purposes and to increase overall safety awareness and is subject to change. It is intended as guidance and not as policy. It should not be used in place of consultation with appropriate professionals.

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PREFACE

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (hereafter referred to as the Commonwealth) has developed this Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (TEP) that encompasses fiscal years 2018 through 2021. The information contained in this TEP was developed following the Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW) conducted on January 19. 2018. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) coordinated and facilitated the TEPW and the development of this TEP. PEMA as the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for the various grant programs that fund training and exercise programs throughout the Commonwealth conducts an annual TEPW. The 2018-2021 TEP includes the training and exercises planned for those years.

Each emergency management stakeholder (County, Task Force and State Agency) is responsible for maintaining their own internal TEP's and providing information to the Commonwealth on the training and exercises conducted within their jurisdiction. PEMA fuses those individual plans into a comprehensive plan that documents the training and exercise efforts of the whole community.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Preparedness Directorate's Office of Grants and Training (G&T) requires that every State and Urban Area conduct a TEPW annually. The Federal fiscal year 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) and Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Funding Opportunity Announcement require grantees to develop and maintain a progressive exercise program consistent with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and the National Exercise Program (NEP). Grantees must conduct a TEPW and then develop a multi-year TEP that addresses the priorities identified in the TEPW. Grantees are reminded of the importance of implementing corrective actions throughout the progressive exercise cycle. For grantees receiving both HSGP and EMPG funds, one TEPW and TEP is sufficient for both programs.

The Commonwealth has pursued a coordinated emergency management and homeland security strategy that combines enhanced planning, new equipment purchases, training, and realistic exercises to strengthen its capabilities in all five mission areas ? prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Training and exercises play a critical role in this strategy by providing the Commonwealth with a means of attaining, practicing, validating, and improving those capabilities. The Commonwealth's training and exercise programs are administered by PEMA in coordination with local, state, federal, and private partners. The training and exercise objectives described in this plan, at a minimum, will be tracked and reported for all State-level response agencies, as well as any county response agencies that are receiving State Homeland Security or Emergency Management Performance Grant funds. The plan helps to maintain the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's commitment to preparedness from a whole Commonwealth community approach.

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POINTS OF CONTACT (POCS)

State Training Officer Cole Hoffen Training and Exercise Division Supervisor Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency 1310 Elmerton Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-651-2724 (Office) 717-503-7516 (mobile) choffen@

Exercise Officer Reginald Godfrey Exercise Officer Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency 1310 Elmerton Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-651-2714 (Office) rgodfrey@

TEP Program Coordinator Cole Hoffen Training and Exercise Division Supervisor Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency 1310 Elmerton Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-651-2724 (Office) choffen@

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Contents

Disclaimer ...............................................................................................................2 Preface ....................................................................................................................3 Points of Contact (POCs).........................................................................................4 Purpose ...................................................................................................................7 TEP Objectives .......................................................................................................7 Program Priorities ..................................................................................................8

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