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5.3. 2012 Exercise Plans

Emergency Coordinators have consistently asked for more statewide drills, with the most common request being for four per year. However, the FEMA HSEEP process proved to be quite burdensome, but also valuable. It seems unrealistic to expect the staff to prepare more than two exercises per year.
For the 2012 cycle, our goals are as follows:
  • 2012
Present Problems
  • Interface with State Agencies is weak or nonexistent
  • Little knowledge of contacting other state EOCs
  • Documentation of plans and procedures is badly lacking
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
  • Continue to develop HSEEP skills
Table 7. 2011 Objectives

The plan for 2012 is as follows:
Ex12-1 2Q2012
  • Exercise: Functional Drill
  • For: Section
  • Purpose: Develop digital skills
  • Rationale: It has been some time since we exercised HF Digital
Ex12-2 4Q2012
  • Exercise: Functional Drill
  • For: Section
  • Purpose: Exercise IP from 2011 SET
  • Rationale: The 2011 SET led to a well considered improvement plan. A year later it would be good to get a checkpoint on progress on that improvement plan.
Table 8. Planned 2011 Exercises