This exercise focuses on an animal based, agricultural disaster taking place in your community. The exercise involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting, and can be used to assess plans, policies, training, and procedures.
The exercise was developed for FEMA's Emergency Management Institute by members of the EDEN Exercise Committee. It was facilitated by Scott Cotton (WY) as a post-conference workshop for the 2016 EDEN Annual Meeting in New York.The exercise will enable the participants to exercise their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed he 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 an agricultural incident affecting their community.
2.) Enable participants to better coordinate their response operations with counterparts from local governments, State governments, tribal, Federal agencies, private sector organizations, and non-governmental agencies.
3.) Use VTC technology to reach remote sites.
4.) Provide a virtual, experiential education environment to exercise and enhance critical response and recovery tasks.
Participants need to have a FEMA Student Identification Number, which you can request at cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID.
Contact the Exercise Committee for additional details and opportunities for conducting the exercise.