An Introduction to Emergency Exercise Design and Evaluation

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Overview

Emergency exercises address and reveal the significant gaps between plans and capabilities. They are an important component of an organization's emergency planning and preparedness, yet few emergency managers and practitioners have training in designing or evaluating emergency exercises. In this practical handbook, author Robert McCreight explains the essential elements and core principles of exercise design and evaluation. The book focuses on natural disasters and technological emergencies that occur in communities of any size. It provides emergency planners, public health professionals, emergency managers, police officers, and firefighters with an in-depth look at exercise design issues and an accessible guide to designing and evaluating emergency exercises.

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Editorial Reviews

Natural Hazards Observer
This book can help organize thinking about the issues that make the exercises successful.
James R. "Smokey" Stanton
This book belongs on every emergency manger's, training officer's, and incident commander's desk. In clear, practica, and concise terms, McCreight introduces and describes various types of emergency and disaster preparedness exercises, and provides a framework for units of all sizes and geographic locations to execute training and exercising in their home areas of responsibility. This book is crucial to all the players to enable effective and efficient emergency preparedness, and can help managers and responders stay at the top of the game for their communities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605907598
  • Publisher: Government Institutes
  • Publication date: 5/16/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,233,303
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert McCreight is a professor with the Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management at George Washington University. Previously, he served as Senior Policy Advisor for the National Security Division and as a Senior Political Advisor and Deputy Director of the Department of State.

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Table of Contents

Preface v

1 Emergency Exercises: Objectives & Purpose 1

2 Essential Exercise Design Elements and Steps 15

3 Issues in Exercise Design 29

4 Exercise Organization and Structure 51

5 Exercise Control and Management 69

6 Exercise Evaluation Principles 81

7 Exercise Evaluation Issues 93

8 Summing It Up 109

Appendices 117

Appendix A Glossary 117

Appendix B Evaluation Guides 137

Appendix C MSEL Sample 139

Appendix D Tackling Tabletop Exercises 141

Appendix E Useful Resources 153

Appendix F Information Sharing and Message Management 159

Notes 163

Bibliography 165

Index 167

About the Author 169

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