Nebraska multi year training and exercise plan

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Nebraska Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency October 2016

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The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center 215 Centennial Mall South, Ste. 401 Lincoln, NE 68588-0228 402-472-5678

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Points of Contact (POCs)............................................................................................................2 Executive Summary ....................................................................................................................3

Purpose ..................................................................................................................................3 Program Priorities .......................................................................................................................4

TEPW Survey .........................................................................................................................4 Table 1. Projects, Equipment, & Plans Needing Training or Exercising .............................. 8

THIRA & State Preparedness Report Input .............................................................................9 Table 2. 2016 State Preparedness Report Priority & Gap Ranking..................................... 9

Training, Exercise & Planning Workshop ..................................................................................11 Multi-year Training and Exercise Schedule ...........................................................................12 Nebraska Multi-year Training and Exercise Schedule ...........................................................13 2017 Calendar ......................................................................................................................14 2018 Calendar ......................................................................................................................21 2019 Calendar ......................................................................................................................28 2020 Calendar ......................................................................................................................35 2021 Calendar ......................................................................................................................42

Appendix ................................................................................................................................... 46 Appendix A: Participant List ..................................................................................................47 Appendix B: Agenda .............................................................................................................49 Appendix C: Hotwash Results ...............................................................................................50

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POINTS OF CONTACT (POCS)

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Dave Reisen Training and Exercise Unit Supervisor Nebraska Emergency Management Agency 2433 N.W. 24th St., Lincoln, NE 68524 (402) 471-7177 dave.reisen@

Region VII DHS/ FEMA Alan Garrison Regional Exercise Officer DHS/FEMA Region VII 9221 Ward Parkway Suite 300 Kansas City, MO 64114 Office: (816) 283-7021 alan.garrison@fema.

University of Nebraska Public Policy Center Janell Walther Research Specialist 215 Centennial Mall South, Ste. 401 Lincoln, NE 68508 Office: (402) 472-2762 Jwalther2@nebraska.edu

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Purpose

The purpose of the Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP) is to document an organization's overall training and exercise program priorities for a specific multi-year time period. It is considered to be a living document that can be updated regularly, and refined annually. These priorities are linked to corresponding core capabilities, and, if applicable, a rationale based on existing strategic guidance, threat assessments, corrective actions from previous exercises, or other factors. This MYTEP identifies the training and exercises that will help the organization build and sustain the core capabilities needed to address its training and exercise program priorities. The Multi-year TEP lays out a combination of progressively building exercises ? along with the associated training requirements ? that address the priorities identified in the Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW) that are in line with the state and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) analysis. A progressive, multi-year exercise program enables organizations to participate in a series of exercises, with each successive exercise building upon the previous one until mastery is achieved. Further, by including training requirements in the planning process, organizations can address known gaps and priority areas prior to exercising capabilities. A Multi-year TEP may also serve as a follow-on companion document to the State of Nebraska's Homeland Security Strategy, and can provide a roadmap for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency to follow in accomplishing the priorities described therein. The TEPW was held on October 26, 2016 (See Appendix B for agenda). Prior to the meeting, participants completed a brief survey and updated the TEP calendars. At the workshop, participants interacted to discuss training, exercise, and planning priorities and opportunities for collaboration. Highlights from the workshop include:

Participants focused on collaboration and building future shared training and exercise opportunities.

Participants are interested in a multi-sector approach to planning, training, and exercise. A continued focus on operational coordination, operational communications, and access control

& identity verification is important. Included in this Multi-year TEP is a training and exercise schedule, which provides a schedule of the proposed activities for the years 2017 through 2021.

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PROGRAM PRIORITIES

The State of Nebraska's Homeland Security Strategy sets the direction and framework to guide the state and communities to work together to make Nebraska a safer place. Participants were asked to complete a survey of their local strengths and gaps in preparation for the TEPW. Prior to the workshop, participants completed State Threat/ Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment and the State Preparedness Report where they identified statewide priority areas, capability targets, and gap areas. These priority areas help to guide local and state decisions on where to train and exercise.

TEPW Survey

As part of the Training, Exercise, and Planning Workshop (TEPW), participants are asked to provide input on the core capabilities based on the year's After Action Reports, exercises, real-world events, and training efforts. Seventeen (17) individuals took the survey, representing 10 agencies:

1. Panhandle PET Region 2. North Central Region 3. Northeast PET Region 4. Southeast PET Region 5. Tri-county PET Region 6. ESF 5 ? Emergency Management 7. ESF 10 ? Environmental Quality 8. ESF 11 ? Agriculture & Natural Resources 9. ESF 13 ? Public Safety & Security 10. Department of Corrections

Respondents were asked to identify their top core capability strengths1. The three top areas of strength were: 1. Public Information & Warning (36%) 2. Access Control & Identity Verification Operational Coordination 3. Community Resilience Operational Communications

Respondents commented on why these core capabilities were strengths: We have improved our Communications over the last few years. There will always be some problem with communications usually because of the user or the terrain. Most of us have some type of public warning either thru the county or the schools. Having worked with our Hazard Mitigation plan we understand threat and hazard identification.

The state as a whole has made great strides in access control and identity verification thru the use of the Salamander products.

We implement a baseline standard throughout Region using Salamander for access control/identify verification. Operational communications - we can communicate within region and abutting counties and progress has been made in NRIN installation. Operational coordination - we all utilize NIMS/ICS structure for response and recovery operations in the Region.

The respondents were then asked about the core capabilities that needed improvement.2 Many of these areas were the same as the top strengths. The top four core capabilities needing improvement were:

1. Operational Communications (50%)

1 2015 strengths were planning, access control & identity verification, public health & medical, public information & warning, onscene security & protection 2 2015 areas for improvement included operational communications, operational coordination, intelligence & information sharing, cybersecurity, housing, and threat & hazard identification.

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2. Cyber Security Mass Care Services

3. Fatality Management Services

Respondents indicated these were continued needs within their region or agency. The respondents commented: With the increasing need for technology, Cyber [Security] is a huge concern. Health due to many mental health needs of our population. Mass Care due to small medical facilities in or area.

Cybersecurity - Issues are always changing and developing. Continued training is needed in this area to stay up to date. Mass Care Services - More training and exercises on large incidents where mass care is needed and partnerships with outside entities or more help is needed. Includes Mass fatality and fatality management. Operational Communications -- NRIN continues to be a focus for the state and our region. Communications is an area to train, exercise, and develop between multiple entities.

Due to lack of resources we are limited on fatality management and mass care services in all but the larger cities in the region. We have not had training on risk & disaster resilience assessment but want to have training on it in 2017.

Likewise, respondents indicated that the core capabilities appearing in their training and exercise plans over the next five years.3 The four most frequent responses were:

1. Operational Communications 2. Community Resilience 3. Access Control & Identify Verification

Cyber Security Operational Coordination

Next, respondents were asked to talk about general training and exercise needs in their area. Training requests included: Continued training on ICS. With responders and elected officials retiring and new members coming onboard all of the time, the need for the basic ICS classes to the management level classes are a continued need. Continuous operational coordination training (ICS); providing more law enforcement specific ICS training opportunities. Position Specific Training - IMT Development, ICS300 and ICS400 classes Radio system / state wide system The challenge is to get enough stakeholder buy-in so enough people know what to do when the time is called Livestock disease response trainings, ICS trainings for staff Ag / supply chain training. Operational communications with radios. CERT team training. Credentialing training. NIMs training. Building community resilience for shelter in place, housing, etc. More mass care and cybersecurity training. Advanced Series emergency management training course held locally. Incident Command however you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. Training as it relates to the tactical inter operable communications plan, integration of responder communications , and agency specific radio operations Advanced professional series training IMT training (Position specific) Hazards Materials Identification Continuity of Operations / Continuity of Government Planning Pre-hospital training for first responders (EMTs, Paramedics, etc.) Law enforcement training for situational awareness/threat assessment Mass Search and Rescue, EOC Training, ID Training for Emergency Services, Hazmat Training

Exercise requests included: Exercises that allow the hands-on use of equipment. It could range from use of the Salamander Software, to the setting up of response equipment, to remembering how to tie a hasty harness.

3 2015 core capabilities for training and exercise included: Operational Coordination, Operational Communications, Planning, Intelligence & Information Sharing, Cyber Security, Community Resilience, and Access Control & Identity Verification.

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