Earthquake- Virtual Table Top Exercise Series (VTTX)
SEMA- Governor's Conference Room
2302 Militia Drive
Jefferson City, MO
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI), in conjunction with SEMA, provides a Virtual Table Top Exercise(VTTX) using a video teleconference platform to reach community based response 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 three hour table top exercise discussing a simulated disaster scenario. 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 practices facing a similar situation. A standard VTC system is required for participation. Video teleconferencing (VTC) is a technology that facilitates the communication and interaction of two or more users through a combination of high-quality audio and video over Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
This virtual exercise will enable the participants to exercise their knowledge, skills and abilities needed to effectively prevent, protect, and respond to emergency management incidents of varying complexities. Overall objectives include:
1.) Prepare participants for an Earthquake incident affecting their community.
2.) Enable participants to better coordinate their response operations with counterparts from local governments, other State governments, Federal agencies, tribal, private sector organizations, and non-governmental agencies.
3.) Provide a virtual, experiential education environment to exercise and enhance critical response and recovery.
Emergency Management disciplines - public safety, public works, public health, health care, government, administrative, communications, military, private sector, non-governmental, critical stress professionals and other whole community partners involved in a Earthquake incident.
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If you have questions about the exercise or would like additional information, please contact Michelle Nienhuis, SEMA Interim Training and Exercise Manager at Michelle.Nienhuis@sema.dps.mo.gov