An Introduction to Emergency Exercise Design and Evaluation

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Government Institutes, 2011 - Social Science - 169 pages
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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 fire fighters with an in-depth look at exercise design issues and an accessible guide to designing and evaluating emergency exercises.
 

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Contents

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
Notes
163
Bibliography
165
Index
167
About the Author
169
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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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