Exercise, Evaluation & Training

CHHS regularly provides, in conjunction with plan development, training for agency personnel on relevant issues. Training allows plan users to become familiar with various portions of the plan, and their roles and responsibilities therein. CHHS develops personalized exercises (a disaster scenario simulated in a low-stress, discussion based environment) to test each plan it develops. Representatives from government agencies attend these exercises to gain a better understanding of how their plans work. (CHHS walks agency personnel through a mock disaster scenario and asks what they would do at various stages of the disaster from the warning signs through recovery.) Exercises also help identify gaps in the plans, which are then captured in an after-action report, so they can be addressed prior to an actual emergency.

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Clients:

  • U.S. Department of State Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance
  • D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems
  • Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Prince George’s County Health Department
  • Baltimore City Office of Emergency Management
  • Doctor’s Community Hospital
  • Local/state jurisdictions across the country
  • International delegations

Products:

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) training
  • Mass Casualty/Medical Surge exercises
  • Full-scale, table top, and moderated discussions
  • Continuity of Operations training
  • Senior Crisis Management Seminars
  • Tailored training for agency specific plans
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