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TABLETOP TRAINING SIMULATORS, SCENARIOS and EXERCISES

REACT - RESPONSE and COMMAND TRAINING
EMAC International's customized training programs and exercise modules incorporate realistic tabletop scale-model scenarios and dioramas with advanced integrated technology. Regardless of our client's size or complexity, the REACT™ multidiscipline tabletop simulation provides proven skill set development unavailable from any other provider.

EMAC International is a premier provider of comprehensive and cutting edge Hands-On Incident Response and Command Management Training Scenarios and Tabletop Exercises for a wide variety of clients, agencies and end-users. These training programs and exercise modules incorporate traditional tabletop scale model scenarios and dioramas with cutting edge integrated technology. This will provide the participants with skill set development opportunities to further enhance their respective job responsibilities in the areas of strategic, tactical, administrative, managerial or support functions within the broad field of emergency management preparedness, operations and training development.


National Incident Management- NIMS Alignment
Structured under the emerging National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), the comprehensive collection of REACT™ training simulator modules are modified and defined to meet the specific training needs of our clients and their emergency management, response and command requirements. REACT™ simulator modules allow participants to learn or refresh on existing ICS/ NIIMS, or develop capabilities under the new NIMS command management protocols, where they can integrate site-specific, local or regional emergency response protocols, procedures and deployment standards. EMAC International closes the gap between your command and emergency management needs and the operational proficiencies expected in today’s demanding emergency management profession. The Response and Command Training simulator modules provide your agency or organization with the ability to transition existing ICS management protocols and procedures into the new NIMS systems. They use a highly effective training method that integrates dynamic individual and group participation demands. It builds on the transition from your current ICS protocols to NIMS and provides proficiency skill development to prepare the student to implement these at actual incident events.




The highly structured yet interactive REACT™ training simulator modules guide participants through sequential exercise simulations. The simulators let students focus on a wide selection of skill development methods for incident management and organization protocols. They will learn how to expand the initial response for effective span of control. They will address Recognition-Primed Decision-Making (RPD), Incident Action Planning (IAP), Risk Management, Resource Deployment and Strategic Incident Management including Single, Unified and Area Command Operations. The modules let them practice implementation or integration of elements of the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS). Other simulation modules can be developed to concentrate on multiple agency coordination, site specific, regional or large scale emergency management incident deployments or postulated initiating incident events.

EMAC International brings our REACT™ Simulator Modules directly to your location. We can accommodate single client deliveries, local, regional, multiple agency or departmental program facilitations. Our programs are designed for basic, intermediate or advanced level content. The programs are flexible and cost-effective based upon the client’s specifications. We integrate traditional strategic, tactical and management skills development with cutting edge, hands-on training in a controlled environment. Our primary objective: to increase participant skills and capabilities for future incidents.

NIMS SeriesCommand Institute- NIMS Training Series Alignment
Aligned with our Command Institute NIMS Training Series, the REACT™ simulator modules address a wide latitude of emergency management, strategic, tactical, administrative, and managerial or support function deliveries. The programs can be designed for delivery to audience groups of 10 – 200 participants.

REACT™ Hands-On Simulator Modules are designed for:
Fire Department, Rescue and EMS Services Agencies
Law Enforcement (Law Enforcement Incident Command System - LEICS)
Homeland Security & Terrorism Preparedness Agencies
Special Operations, Technical Response, HazMat, WMD and
other Specialized Deployment,
Response and Operations Teams
Educational and School Institutions
Hospital, Medical, Research and Health Care Providers
(Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS)
Emergency Management Department and Agencies
Governmental Agencies and Offices
Corporate, Business, Commercial, Industrial and
Military Facilities, Complexes, Groups and Agencies


 


REACT™ Core and Custom Tabletop Training Modules

EMAC International has core module presentations or we can design a cost-effective custom program to your specifications and operational subject area. Programs vary in length based on content, terminal objectives, number of participants and scenario provisions. Program delivery can be structured as follows: single client/facility delivery; as a hosting agency for local or regional open enrollment; in conjunction with periodic deliveries for local, city, county, regional or state-wide program; or conference offerings. Programs can be developed to include single and multiple agency personnel and staff. Programs can also be designed for emergency management personnel, support agencies, departments and units, including programs for administrative, executive or elected officials. Classes can vary from a shift, one or two day programs, to multiple operational periods and sequential day programs.

The Response and Command Training programs developed by EMAC International are unsurpassed in content, technical quality and instructional delivery excellence, integrating the most current provisions of the new NIMS system. And EMAC International will meet your needs regardless of your organizational size or complexity. Our programs will fit any of the following: small volunteer fire department; suburban, municipal or county fire service; EMS or emergency management agency; small or large hospital; educational facility or institution; corporate headquarters; business or industrial facility; or governmental agency.

EMAC International will work closely with your agency to develop and coordinate a training program that not only addresses local and site-specific needs, but also integrates the expanding knowledge base of national and international case-studies. We want to help you expand your competencies and skill development. Contact EMAC International to discuss your specific training needs and to explore our wide array of program offerings.

Examples of Core REACT™ Tabletop Simulator Modules

Fire, Rescue or EMS Deployment Incident Scenarios
Complete Series of Fire, Rescue or EMS Building Type and Occupancy Scenarios for:
Residential and Multiple Occupancy
Low and High Rise Offices
Commercial, Retail and Taxpayers
Central Business District or High Density Business District
Manufacturing & Warehouse
Big-Box Commercial & Strip Malls
Transportation - Highway, Waterway, Air and Rail Scenarios
Educational & School Institutions, Campuses and Complexes
Sports & Recreational Complexes
Industrial and Production Complexes
Special Use Facilities and Complexes
Rural and Suburban Community Setting Scenarios
Special Target Hazards or High Risk Hazard Occupancies or Geographical Resources
Command Post Operations - Single, Unified and Area Command
Sporting, Cultural, Concert and Entertainment Event Scenarios
Special Operations, Technical Response, HazMat and other Specialized Scenarios
DHS, WMD and Terrorism-Based Scenarios
Special Events Planning and High Density Civilian Events Scenarios
Mass Casualty Incidents


Law Enforcement Agencies
Law Enforcement Incident Command System Scenarios (LEICS)
Homeland Security & Terrorism Preparedness Scenarios
Command Post Operations - Single, Unified and Area Command
Special Events Planning and High Density Civilian Events Scenarios
Sporting, Cultural, Concert and Entertainment Event Scenarios
Officer Involved Shooting Event
Major Transportation Incident/Traffic Scenario
Hostage and Work Place Violence Scenarios
Mass Casualty Incidents
Civil Disobedience/Riots/Disorder
Hard and Soft DHS Based Target Scenarios
Special Operations, SWAT, Technical Response Scenarios
Hazardous Materials and other Specialized Response Scenarios
DHS, WMD and Terrorism-Based Scenarios
Bomb Threats or Event Scenarios
Inter-Departmental or External Agency-Governmental Coordination Sessions & Scenarios
Support Agency Response Scenarios for Coordination Effectiveness
Special Function Dignitary/Security Visit Scenario
High Security Custom-Based Scenarios


Educational and School Institutions
NIMS ICS Command Integration Exercises
Educational and School Institutions Incident Command System Scenarios
Executive Staff Command & Emergency Management Scenarios
Staff - Command Skill, Management and Organizational Effectiveness Scenarios
Disaster Response & Operations, Internal or External Event Scenarios
Fire, Work Place Violence, Hostage or Environmental Event Scenarios
Mass Casualty Incidents
Transportation Incidents-ICS/NIMS Interface-Based Scenarios
Evacuation or Shelter Scenario
Command Post Operations; Single, Unified and Area Command
Inter-Departmental or External Agency-Governmental Coordination Sessions & Scenarios
Support Agency Response Scenarios for Coordination Effectiveness


Hospital, Medical, Research and Health Care Providers
Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS) Scenarios
Disaster Response & Operations, Internal or External Event Scenarios
Fire, Contamination, Work-Place Violence, Hostage or Environmental Event Scenarios
Mass Casualty Incidents
Inter-Agency Coordination Scenarios
NIMS Integration Scenarios


Emergency Operations Center Operations and Management
Emergency Operations Center Operations and Management
Command Post Operations - Single, Unified and Area Command
Governmental Office and Complex Scenarios
Corporate and Business Office Complexes and Park Facility Scenarios
Site Specific, Regional or Large Scale Disaster Response/Management Scenarios
DHS, WMD, Terrorism and Threat Level Scenarios
Special Operations, Technical Rescue, Collapse-Rescue, Urban Search & Rescue
Inter-Agency or Inter-Governmental Coordination Sessions & Scenarios
Support Agency Response Scenarios for Coordination Effectiveness
Transportation - Highway, Waterway Disaster Incident Scenarios
Aircraft and Railroad Disaster Incident Scenarios
Educational & School Institutions, Campuses and Complexes Disaster Incident Scenarios
Sports & Recreational Complexes Disaster Incident Scenarios
Sporting, Cultural, Concert and Entertainment Event Scenarios
Industrial and Production Complexes Disaster Incident Scenarios
Special Use Facilities and Complexes Disaster Incident Scenarios
Large-Scale Fire, Contamination, Work-Place Violence/Hostage Incident Scenarios
Regional or Large Scale Environmental/Weather Event Scenarios
Support Department & Agency Coordination Scenarios
Special Function Dignitary/Security Visit Scenario
High Security Custom-Based Scenarios

EMAC International has the proven ability and technical expertise to provide your agency and personnel with an exceptional and rewarding hands-on training experience. Our programs integrate traditional, strategic, tactical, and management skills development with cutting edge hands-on training in a controlled environment. We want to challenge and bring the best out of each participant. Our primary objective: to increase participant skills and capabilities for the challenges of future incidents.

REACT - RESPONSE and COMMAND TRAINING : DISCUSSION -BASED and OPERATIONS-BASED EXERCISES

 

Discussion-based exercises are normally used as a starting point in the building block approach to the cycle, mix, and range of exercises. Discussion-based exercises include seminars, workshops, tabletop exercises (TTXs), and games. These types of exercises typically highlight existing plans, policies, mutual aid agreements, and procedures. They are exceptional tools for familiarizing agencies and personnel with current or expected jurisdictional capabilities. Discussion-based exercises typically focus on strategic, policy-oriented issues. Operations-based exercises tend to focus more on tactical response-related issues. Facilitators and/or presenters usually lead the discussion, keeping participants on track while meeting the objectives of the exercise.

Operations-based exercises represent the next step in the exercise cycle. They are used to validate the plans, policies, agreements, and procedures solidified in discussion-based exercises. Operations-based exercises include drills, functional exercises (FEs), and full-scale exercises. They can clarify roles and responsibilities, identify gaps in resources needed to implement plans and procedures, and improve individual and team performance. Operations-based exercises are characterized by actual response, mobilization of resources, and commitment of personnel, usually over an extended period of time.


DRILLS

A drill is a coordinated, supervised activity usually employed to test a single specific operation or function in a single agency. Drills are commonly used to provide training on new equipment, develop or test new policies or procedures, or practice and maintain current skills.

Typical Drill attributes include:
Narrows Focus, Measured Against
Established Standards

Instant Feedback
Realistic Environment
Performance in Isolation
FUNTIONAL EXERCISES

The functional exercise (FE), also known as a command post exercise (CPX), is designed to test and evaluate individual capabilities, multiple functions or activities within a function, or interdependent groups of functions. Functional exercises are generally focused on exercising the plans, policies, procedures, and staffs of the direction and control nodes of Incident Command (IC) and Unified Command (UC). Generally, events are projected through an exercise scenario with event updates that drive activity at the management level. Movement of personnel and equipment is simulated.

The objective of the functional exercise is to execute specific plans and procedures and apply established policies, plans, and procedures under crisis conditions, within or by particular function teams. A functional exercise simulates the reality of operations in a functional area by presenting complex and realistic problems that require rapid and effective responses by trained personnel in a highly stressful environment.

Attributes of an Functional Exercise include:
Evaluating Processes and Systems
Evaluating Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs),
Headquarters, and Staff
Reinforcing Established Policies and Procedures
Measuring Resource Adequacy
Examining Inter-jurisdictional Relationships

FULL-SCALE EXERCISES

The full-scale exercise is the most complex step in the exercise cycle. Full-scale exercises are multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional exercises that test many facets of emergency response and recovery. They include many first responders operating under the Incident Command System (ICS) or Unified Command System (UCS) to effectively and efficiently respond to, and recover from, an incident. A full-scale exercise focuses on implementing and analyzing the plans, policies, and procedures developed in discussion-based exercises and honed in previous, smaller, operations-based exercises.

The events are projected through a scripted exercise scenario with built-in flexibility to allow updates to drive activity. It is conducted in a real-time, stressful environment that closely mirrors a real event. First responders and resources are mobilized and deployed to the scene where they conduct their actions as if a real incident had occurred (with minor exceptions).


The full-scale exercise simulates the reality of operations in multiple functional areas by presenting complex and realistic problems requiring critical thinking, rapid problem solving, and effective responses by trained personnel in a highly stressful environment. Other entities that are not involved in the exercise, but who would be involved in an actual event, should be instructed not to respond.

A full-scale exercise provides an opportunity to execute plans, procedures, and cooperative (mutual aid) agreements in response to a simulated live event in a highly stressful environment.


Typical Full-Scale Exercise attributes include:
Assessing Organizational and Individual
Performance

Demonstrating Interagency Cooperation
Allocating Resources and Personnel
Assessing Equipment Capabilities
Activating Personnel and Equipment
Assessing Inter-jurisdictional Cooperation
Exercising Public Information Systems
Testing Communications Systems and Procedures
Analyzing Memorandums of Understanding (MOU),
Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs), and
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)


EXERCISE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
EMAC International will coordinate and assist our clients with program management functions starting with a plan, a budget, or a funding source, exercise execution; and with improvement planning. Program management involves several elements including project management, budgeting, grant management, staff hiring, funding allocation, exercise planning, exercise conduct, reporting, improvement tracking, and expenditure tracking.

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