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A.4. Training and Exercises

ComD 1 Develop and conduct training to improve all-hazard incident management capability
ComD 1.1 Develop preparedness plans for identifying and meeting training needs
ComD 1.1.1 Conduct gap analysis to identify training needs
ComD 1.2 Develop and disseminate national standards, guidelines and protocols, for incident management training and exercises
ComD 1.2.1 Facilitate the definition of general training requirements and approved training courses for all NIMS users
ComD 1.3 Develop standardized training courses
ComD 1.3.1 Develop standardized training courses on incident command and management, structure, coordination, processes, and procedures
ComD 1.3.2 Develop standardized training courses focused on discipline-specific and agency-specific subject-matter expertise applicable to all jurisdictions and sectors for all incident management
ComD 1.3.2 Provide information through training on how to access Federal subject matter experts and necessary Federal assets
ComD Review and approve discipline-specific requirements and courses
ComD 1.3.3 Develop and conduct training courses for the incident command safety officer emphasizing all-hazards approach to responder health and safety
ComD 1.3.4 Develop training for non-responder personnel
ComD 1.4 Implement standardized training courses
ComD 1.4.1 Coordinate training of responders, emergency staffs, health care providers and trainees
ComD 1.4.2 Coordinate training of emergency operations center staff
ComD Maintain and expand training and exercise programs to prepare volunteers for terrorism incident support
ComD 1.4.3 Coordinate training with mutual aid and volunteer organizations and volunteers to assist with response service needs
ComD 1.4.4 Train elected officials on incident command structure and emergency management responsibilities
ComD 1.4.5 Develop and conduct refresher training course in a condensed form that emphasizes any changes or additions
ComD 1.4.6 Ensure that trained and equipped personnel are available to execute the planning requirements
ComD 1.5 Evaluate standardized training courses
ComD 1.5.1 Develop readiness assessments of responders and emergency staffs
ComD 1.5.2 Evaluate training through multiple methods including drills and exercises
ComD 1.5.3 Identify existing training courses that can be incorporated into a master list that addresses the new critical aspects of incident management including the interaction of skilled support workers and traditional first responders including building official
ComD 2 Develop exercises/drills of sufficient intensity to challenge management and operations and to test the knowledge, skills, and abilities of individuals and organizations
ComD 2.1 Participate in jurisdictional, regional, interState and cross border exercises
ComD 2.2 Develop a process to review and analyze lessons learned from real-world incidents and exercises/evaluations for best practices to implement corrections and update plans
ComD 2.2.1 Develop lessons learned reports and procedures
ComD 2.2.2 Review incident after-action reports and update preparedness plan
ComD 2.2.3 Develop and review after-action reports (AAR) to identify problems and lessons learned
ComD 2.2.4 Develop plan to correct problems and evaluate AAR improvement/corrective actions
ComD 2.2.5 Track implementation of lessons learned and AAR improvement/corrective actions
ComD 2.2.6 Collect and compile best practices from industry and government to enhance existing security practices
ComD 2.2.7 Develop improvement/corrective action and mitigation plans
Table A.4. Common D - Training and Exercises