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Effective exercise program management and exercise conduct ensuring continuity, quality and continuous improvement within an organization.
Training and Exercise Planning Workshops (TEPWs)
A TEPW establishes the strategy and structure for an exercise program. In addition, it sets the foundation for the planning, conduct, and evaluation of individual exercises. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Disaster Medicine (CDM) can assist an organization in a systematic review of planning factors such as organizational hazards, regulatory requirements, and perceived areas for capability improvement in order to identify and set exercise program priorities.
Training and Exercise Plan (TEP) Development
A TEP enables organizations to participate in a series of increasingly complex exercises in order to address the priorities identified during the TEPW. Using this “building block” approach to exercise design and implementation, The Mass General CDM can assist organizations in the creation of a combination of exercises—along with associated training requirements —that will foster confidence among exercise participants, as well as strengthen target capability levels.
HSEEP-Compliant Exercise Design, Development, Conduct and Evaluation
Exercises enable organizations to identify their strengths and incorporate them within best practices to sustain and enhance existing capabilities. They also provide an objective assessment of gaps and shortfalls within plans, policies and procedures to address areas for improvement prior to a real-world incident. The Mass General CDM can assist an organization in the design, development, conduct, and evaluation of exercises of all types. Exercises designed by the Mass General CDM conform to standards set by the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), guidance from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the principles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).