EPIP Working Group JIC Exercise May 18 19 2011

Dear Houston EPIP Working Group member:

Please save the dates of May 18 & 19 for the first EPIP Working Group JIC Exercise.  

 We’re offering training on May 18, with the exercise on May 19. Both the training and the exercise will be at TranStar.

Training on the 18th consists of 4 separate modules, described below.  You can choose one or more training modules to attend, but your Exercise Section assignment will be determined by which module(s) you attend.

Register here for the Exercise and Training

Thank you.

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Daily Schedules: 

18 MAY:  Training modules

 ALL modules include the following preparatory training:

  • Review of JIC structure, workflow
  • Section tasks per EPIP Workflow
  • Sources of information per EPIP Workflow
  • PIER use in the JIC
  • PIER login, user record
  • Review of PIER tabs, functions
  • Message Center, Conference Room use
  • Reporting functions
  • Section-specific training topics are listed with each module below

8:00am – 9:50am – Information Gathering

  • Creating a document, using templates, uploading files
  • Approval process
  • Notifying  Information Production

10:00am – 11:50am – Information Production

  • Reviewing information from Information gathering
  • Editing a document
  • Creating a document
  • Using templates
  • Approval process
  • Notifying  Information Dissemination

1:00pm – 2:50pm – Information Dissemination

  • Reviewing information from Information Production
  • Adding contacts
  • Editing contacts
  • Creating contact groups
  • Sending, tracking documents
  • News Conference preparation
  • Distributing news conference materials

3:00pm – 4:50pm – Inquiry Management, Media Monitoring

  • Reviewing available information
  • Adding an inquiry
  • Answering an inquiry
  • Using Categories
  • Using ‘Answers’
  • Requesting additional information
  • Adding a media story
  • Checking accuracy
  • Tracking misinformation
  • Responding to a reporter
  • Notifying Information Production

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19 MAY:  Exercise Schedule

11:30am – 12:30pm – Optional Lessons Learned Lunch

Presentation of response challenges and strategies for response agencies

12:30 – 1:00 – Welcome, introductions, review of exercise

1:00 – 2:30 – Operational Period #1

2:30 – 2:45 – JIC briefing

2:45 – 4:15 – Operational Period #2

4:15 – 5:00 – Hotwash

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Register here for the Exercise and Training