IS-139 Exercise Design
 Course ID: 1004540
 Format: Computer-based Training (Physical Carrier)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number: IS-139
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 1.5 CEU/CE; 15 Contact Hours
Course Description:

Emergencies happen. Emergencies can be limited in scope or they can reach disaster proportions, sweeping through an entire community or multiple communities. Being prepared to respond to and recover from emergencies is everyone’s challenge. Whether your organization is a government agency tasked with a particular response role, a volunteer agency that responds to the community’s needs, or a private sector entity that may be faced with an emergency situation, you have an important role in that preparation. As an outcome of your community’s or organization’s emergency planning process, plans should be in place that specify how you prepare for emergencies, how you will respond if an emergency occurs, how you will mitigate the potential effects of emergencies, and how you will recover. Practice is an important aspect of the preparation process. Experience and data show that exercises are a practical, efficient, and cost-effective way for organizations in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors to prepare for emergency response and recovery.

This course is based on one important premise: Emergency exercises are worth the effort. Exercises identify areas that are proficient and those that need improvement. Lessons learned from exercises can be used to revise operational plans and provide a basis for training to improve proficiency in executing those plans. This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of exercise design and to prepare you to design and conduct a small functional exercise for your organization. It addresses: The value of conducting exercises. The components of a comprehensive exercise program. The exercise development process ¾ development tasks, organization of the design team, exercise documentation, and the steps in designing an exercise.

This course will cover the purpose, characteristics, and requirements of three main types of exercises: Tabletop exercise Functional exercise Full-scale exercise In addition this course will cover: Exercise evaluation. Exercise enhancements. Designing a functional exercise.

You will enroll when you complete the online answer sheet for the final exam.

Subject Area(s):
Terrorism / Emergency Readiness
Emergency Responders / Receivers
General Public Health Staff
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies: none
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: yes
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) / Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: FEMA Help Desk
Phone: (301)447-1000
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May 06, 2013
This online training would be much better within a workshop (I'm assuming it was intended to be). Having recently taken the G-300 and G-400 courses, I was familiar with the scenarios and requirements.
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