Training is a key component of preparedness; for public safety, government officials, private stakeholders, and citizens. Training is the mechanism utilized to educate responsible officials, managers & personnel regarding their duties in relation to the Comprehensive Emergency Plan.
Emergency Management promotes training by hosting courses, providing courses, and facilitating training for government officials, public safety agencies, and community organizations with community lifeline response and recovery responsibilities.
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Types of training provided, include:
If you have a community organization that is interested in topics such as severe weather awareness training or other topics, submit your interest using the Contact Us page.
Like training, exercise is a critical component of preparedness. Exercises are evaluated activities that test and validate components of the Comprehensive Emergency Plan and associated procedures. Exercises allow responsible officials, managers & personnel to test their abilities to implement plans in a response scenario. The results of the exercise are used to update or amend plans based on the evaluated results. Exercises also help identify gaps in training and resources that may be required to address general or specific response scenarios.
There are several types of exercise activities that can be used to achieve the objectives identified above.
Types of exercise activities include:
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