Ready for the next Twister?
Virtual Tabletop Exercise Series (VTTX) – Tornado
This FEMA / Emergency Management Institute Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) will focus on a tornado event taking place in your community, using historical events and recovery actions. The VTTX involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting, and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures. This VTTX differs from other tabletop exercises in that it will be conducted using Video-Teleconference (VTC) technology (not a web-based program), and is intended to provide an opportunity for responders across the Nation to simultaneously participate in a hazard-specific facilitated discussion. Lead facilitation for the exercise will be coordinated by EMI, with local facilitation provided by the participating agency. This format will allow the common delivery of exercise materials, scenarios, modules, and discussion questions among those participating in the exercise.
Exercise Date & Location:
February 23, 24 & 25, 2016
March 8, 9 & 10, 2016
Virtual Exercise – Multiple Locations (Note: Six separate offerings to accommodate as many site applicants as possible)
Start time is 12:00 P.M.
Eastern Standard Time (EST) and end time is 4:00 P.M. EST.
This virtual exercise will enable the participants to exercise their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to effectively conduct all hazards emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
Overall goals include:
1.) Prepare participants for a tornado incident affecting their community.
2.) Enable participants to better coordinate their response operations with counterparts from local governments, other state governments, Federal agencies, tribal, private sector organizations, and non-governmental agencies.
3.) Provide a virtual, experiential education environment to exercise and enhance critical response and recovery tasks.
This delivery method will allow participating communities to share real-time tornado focus
incident related preparation, response, and recovery concerns and solutions with all participants.
Locations interested in participating in the VTTX series should submit an email request to participate in the exercise to Doug Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org , phone (301) 447-7645, with preferred date of participation.
Emergency Management Institute Mission
To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people. Read more...
Emergency Management Institute
16825 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Switchboard: (301) 447-1000
Office of Admissions:
(301) 447-1035 Fax: (301) 447-1658
FEMA Independent Study Program Office:
(301) 447-1200 Fax: (301)447-1201