Emergency Management Institute Virtual Tabletop Exercise Program (March - September 2021)

Purpose:
Provide the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 planned broadcast dates for Virtual Tabletop Exercises (VTTXs) in support of FEMA’s 2021-2022 Principals’ Strategic Priorities.

General:
EMI conducts a series of VTTXs using a web-conferencing platform to reach community-based training audiences around the country and provide a virtual forum for disaster training. The VTTX process involves key personnel from the emergency management community of practice reviewing a pre-packaged set of exercise materials, then convening for a 4-hour tabletop exercise discussion of a simulated disaster scenario with a total of 10-15 individual sites.

The event allows the connected sites to assess current plans, policies, and procedures while learning from the other connected sites, as they provide their perspective and practice while exercising a similar situation. There is no cost for this program.

Exercise Goals:
The VTTXs enable the participants to exercise their knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery actions.

  1. Prepare participants for a disastrous event affecting their organization or community using a distinct VTTX scenario.
  2. Enable participants to better coordinate their operations with counterparts from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; private sector organizations; and non-governmental agencies.
  3. Provide a virtual and experiential education environment.

Target Audience:
The VTTX program is designed for a “community-based” group (not individual participation) of at least five or more personnel from state, local, tribal, or territorial emergency management organizations with representation from all emergency management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.

For more information and how to register, please follow this link: EMI VTTX Flyer