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7.3. 2011 Exercise Plans

Emergency Coordinators have consistently asked for more statewide drills, with the most common request being for four per year. There is a major statewide exercise coming up in mid-year. This is being held in conjunction with a National Level Exercise (NLE) around the New Madrid fault called NM11.
Because of the upcoming New Madrid exercise, we have some additional needs, perhaps the most significant being embracing FEMA's Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). For the 2011 cycle, our goals are as follows:
Timeframe
  • 2011
Present Problems
  • Interface with State Agencies is weak or nonexistent
  • Little knowledge of contacting other state EOCs
  • Have not been effective in evaluating exercises
Long Range Goal
  • Serve effectively as a partner to State Agencies as well as local agencies.
Functional Objectives
  • Develop relationships with some State Agencies
  • Develop multiple circuits to nearby state EOCs
  • Learn to utilize HSEEP effectively
Table 8. 2011 Objectives

This results in a fairly aggressive schedule for 2011. Note that a number of the exercises are not statewide, but rather to exercise specific skills within a limited group.
Ex11-x1 Feb 2011
  • Exercise: Functional Drill
  • For: Saginaw county, ARES leaders
  • Purpose: Exercise HSEEP
  • Rationale: The section has no experience with the FEMA process for developing and evaluating exercises. This is intended to pilot that process. Expect a simple drill but with most of the HSEEP deliverables.
Ex11-1 Feb 2011
  • Exercise: Functional Drill
  • For: Section wide
  • Purpose: Prepare for NM11
  • Rationale: Practice skills for NM11.
Ex11-x2 Mar 2011
  • Exercise: TTX
  • For: Michigan, Indiana NTSD
  • Purpose: Prepare for NM11
  • Rationale: Work out procedures for NM11. Validate relays from SEOC to WB9JSR to NTSD to Indiana key station to Indiana SEOC.
Ex11-x3 Mar 2011
  • Exercise: TTX
  • For: SEOC, MARS
  • Purpose: Prepare for NM11
  • Rationale: Work out procedures for NM11. Validate relays from SEOC to MARS to Indiana MARS rep to Indiana SEOC.
Ex11-x4 Apr 2011
  • Exercise: Functional Drill
  • For: Michigan, Indiana NTSD
  • Purpose: Prepare for NM11
  • Rationale: Test run procedures for moving messages over NTSD from the SEOC to the SEOC of Indiana in preparation for NM11.
Ex11-x5 Apr 2011
  • Exercise: Functional Drill
  • For: SEOC, MARS
  • Purpose: Prepare for NM11
  • Rationale: Test run procedures for moving messages over MARS digital from the SEOC to the SEOC of Indiana in preparation for NM11.
NM11 May 2011
  • Exercise: Full Scale Exercise
  • For: All State Agencies
  • Purpose: Test interface with other states
  • Rationale: Involve all agencies in an exercise that involves several other states.
Ex11-3 Aug 2011
  • Exercise: Functional Drill
  • For: Section wide
  • Purpose: tbd
  • Rationale: tbd
SET 2011 Oct 2011
  • Exercise: Functional Exercise
  • For: Section wide
  • Purpose: tbd
  • Rationale: tbd
Table 9. Planned 2011 Exercises