Its that time of year again–time to update the training and exercise plan! We recently held the Regional Improvement Planning Workshop on October 24 (information from that meeting will be sent later today). The next step is the Regional Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW), November 7, 2017, 10am-12pm, at the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 9472 Airport Road, Conroe, TX, 77303. You can register for the RTEPW by clicking here.
A TEPW provides the opportunity to collaboratively establish exercise program priorities and develop or update the Multi-year Training and Exercise Plan (MTEP). Coordination of training and exercise events is important for us to prevent duplication of efforts, ensure resources are not overextended during training or exercises, and maximize the efficacy of training and exercise appropriations. Moreover, scheduled collaboration presents opportunities for organizations to fulfill multiple grant requirements with a single exercise or training course.
Participants should be prepared to provide input to the training and exercise program priorities and development of the MTEP. In order to facilitate productive discussions at the RTEPW, participants should prepare a calendar list of scheduled, planned, and/or expected trainings and exercises for years 2017-2020. Keep in mind:
*Schedule should reflect a building block approach.
*Exercises should be supported by training.
*Include scope (local, regional, multi-regional), exercise type (drill, TTX, functional, full-scale), date (scheduled or expected), and core capability (operational coordination, planning, cyber security, etc).
*Everyone will be asked to submit this information after the meeting.
Information can also be sent to Melanie Manville, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants should also review the following read-ahead material:
2016-2019 Regional Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (password: HoustonUASI)