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Training and Exercises

Training and Exercises

Objectives

At the end of this unit, the participants will be able to:

Explain the steps involved in exercise development. List the types of exercises and the purposes of each. Identify the exercises required for the earthquake portion of their school's Emergency Operations

Plan (EOP).

Scope

This unit covers the following topics:

Unit Introduction Why Exercise the Plan? How To Exercise the Plan: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) After Exercises: Evaluation Tabletop Exercise Additional Resources Unit Summary

Methodology

The instructor will begin the unit by the discussing the importance of training and exercising the school's earthquake response procedures with students and staff.

The instructor will review the types of exercises that comprise the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Participants will then complete a final, tabletop exercise that presents an earthquake scenario and asks them to apply what they learned about earthquake response.

The instructor will conclude the unit with a description of additional Web resources that participants can use to obtain information about training and exercising the earthquake portions of the EOP.

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Earthquake Safety for Schools Instructor Guide

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Training and Exercises

Time Plan

A suggested time plan for this unit is shown below. More or less time may be required, based on the experience level of the group.

Topic Unit Introduction Why Exercise the Plan? How To Exercise the Plan: HSEEP After Exercises: Evaluation Tabletop Exercise Additional Resources Unit Summary

Total Time

Time 3 minutes 25 minutes 90 minutes 15 minutes 60 minutes 15 minutes 2 minutes 3 hours 30 minutes

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Training and Exercises

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Unit Introduction

Instructor Notes: Present the following key points.

Training and exercises are both essential to a successful earthquake response. School staff, students, and parents need to know what to do after an earthquake. This unit introduces concepts of training and exercises and describes types of exercises that can be used with your school staff and students.

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Earthquake Safety for Schools Instructor Guide

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Unit Introduction (Continued)

Instructor Notes: Present the following key points.

Once a school has developed an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), teachers will participate in the education of staff, students, and parents and guardians about the emergency procedures. They will also be expected to participate in the planning and implementation of exercises to evaluate those procedures.

At the end of this unit, the participants will be able to:

Explain the steps involved in exercise development. List the types of exercises and the purposes of each. Identify the exercises required for the earthquake portion of their school's Emergency Operations

Plan (EOP).

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Earthquake Safety for Schools Instructor Guide

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