Presentation on theme: "Susan Mongold & Aaron Kesecker April 29, 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1 Susan Mongold & Aaron Kesecker April 29, 2014 Virginia HSEEPSusan Mongold & Aaron KeseckerApril 29, 2014
2 Presentation Overview Understand Virginia’s interpretation of the revisions to HSEEPLinking objectives from National to State to LocalInvolving the whole communityImprovement Planning Workshop CycleDiscuss revision to Virginia’s HSEEP programUpdate regional/state exerciseTechnical assistanceFocused HSEEP trainingWhole community and subregionsApply technology
3 Mission StatementTo build and sustain the capabilities of Virginia state and local responders and their partners in all phases of Emergency Management, through a comprehensive training and exercise program.
4 Virginia Objective Linkages The NEP uses an objectives-based planning approach in which overarching central objectives serve as the basis of the exercise program and the primary drivers of exercise developmentNEP uses three levels of objectives:Principal Objectives: critical, high-level functions, mission, and prioritiesGeneral Objectives: operational prioritiesExercise-Specific Objectives: objectives, capabilities, or event- specific actions
5 Virginia Objective Linkages Federal GovernanceVirginia GovernancePrinciple ObjectivesHomeland Security CouncilHomeland Security Committee Deputies CommitteeDomestic Resiliency GroupExercise and Evaluation Sub-Interagency Policy CommitteeExercise Implementation CommitteeExercise Specific WorkgroupsSecure Commonwealth Panel (Principle)Quarterly Interagency Exercise Team (General)Regional Exercise Planning TeamsState Agency Exercise Planning Teams (Specific)General Obj.Ex. Specific Objective
6 Involving the Whole Community A key tenet of the NEP is active participation from across the whole communityVirginia has expanded involving community partners this through several avenuesTraining localities on inclusive response planning and applicationsOn going training of instructors on VA’s population and culture diversityCustomization of courses to include VA specific information on engaging whole communityIncluding community partners in VDEM led meetings and committeesEngaging community partners in exercises and activationsExpanding relationships with VOAD, CERT, private sector
7 I P W CycleTwo-year NEP cycle begins with the establishment of Principal Objectives and moves through exercisesVirginia interpretation was to move IPWs to a two-year cycleCurrent view - this frequency is not sufficient for keeping abreast of changing needs related to events and turnoverWill align VDEM IPW and Grants annual meeting in 2015
8 Update Regional/State Exercise targeted exercise levels2 exercises x 7 regions = 142 state exercises = 22013- present targeted exercise levels1 exercise x 7 regions = 77 technical assistance exercises = 7Procured multi-vendor contract for exercisesAvg = 23
9 Technical Assistance New target of 16 exercises annually however… Technical Assistance includesJust in time HSEEP coachingScenario databaseExercise design review and assistanceEvaluator training
10 Focused HSEEP Training Developing Virginia specific training progressionHSEEP OverviewHSEEP Design and EvaluationExercise Control and Simulation CourseExercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning CourseUses EMI online courses as pre-requisitesContinue to encourage participation in EMI HSEEP courses and Master Exercise Program
11 Whole Community and Subregions Goal – to expand a locality’s community footprint while keeping the exercise effective with measurable outcomesVirginia’s solutionsInclude community partners in exercise planning teamsIdentify opportunities to engage subregions of the stateProvide exercise opportunities for localities in annual Virginia Emergency Response Team (state) ExerciseEncourage training and exercise in preparation for specific local/regional events
12 Apply Technology After Action Report development EEG’s done in a facilitated meeting following exerciseCompleted on laptops and reports submitted electronically at conclusion of meetingEventbrite registration with phone/laptop check in processScenario databaseWebinars – plan review, evaluator and controller trainingUse of social media simulation platformStatewide exercise calendar
13 For more information Susan Mongold Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org Aaron Kesecker
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