HSEM 210 : EXERCISE DESIGN AND EVALUATION
This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop, conduct, evaluate and report effective exercises that test a community’s operations plan and operational response capability. Throughout the course, participants will learn about topics including exercise program management, design and development, evaluation, and improvement planning. It also builds a foundation for subsequent exercise courses, which provide the specifics of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and the National Standard Exercise Curriculum (NSEC).
- Examine the value of exercises to improve the four phases of comprehensive emergency management.
- Outline the basic components of a comprehensive exercise program based off of area risk assessment.
- Examine the importance of designing a comprehensive and progressive exercise program to meet the needs of your organization or community based off the Target Capabilities List (TCL)/Universal Task List (UTL).
- Describe the organization of an exercise design team.
- Distinguish the purposes and characteristics of a tabletop exercise, functional exercise and full-scale exercise.
- Outline the steps in facilitating a tabletop exercise.
- Differentiate designing a functional exercise from designing a tabletop exercise.
- Recognize the physical requirements and participant roles in a functional exercise.
- Differentiate designing a full-scale exercise from designing a functional exercise.
- Determine planning considerations for site selection and scene management for a full-scale exercise.
- Break down the tasks in the exercise evaluation process.
- Outline resources available for exercise enhancement.
- Design a small functional exercise using the seven building blocks of design process.
At a Glance
HSEM 102 and HSEM 120 or coordinator approval.