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DHS/FEMA Region 2 - Exercise Design (Four Day Course)

  • AAA Building 700 Horizon Dr. Hamilton Township, NJ, 08691 (map)

DHS/FEMA Region 2 is conducting the 4 day course titled "Exercise Design"

AUDIENCE: Federal, State, local, and tribal emergency mangers; first responders to include incident commanders from all disciplines, and private industry, and voluntary agency personnel responsible for coordinating activities during a disaster or for planning an exercise.


  • The Exercise Design course focuses on applying techniques in development, conduct and evaluation, for students to have the ability and understanding of how a comprehensive exercise program is used to target and improve critical emergency plans, procedures and capabilities within all four phases of emergency management.

  • This course conforms to capabilities-based exercise evaluation outlined in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

  • At the end of this course, the students should be able to:

    • Understanding the HSEEP process and how it applies to program management;

    • Designing and implementing an exercise program;

    • Types, steps and design considerations for tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises;

    • Developing Exercise Needs Assessment;

    • Writing Exercise objectives and scenarios;

    • Selecting Exercise Controllers and Simulators understand purpose and roles;

    • Writing exercise evaluation;

    • Designing a small functional exercises.



  • Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Regional Exercise Officer, Devin Kerins, at
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