TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Emergency Exercise Design (G139)


August 25, 2017


Emergency Exercise Design (G139)
December 6 & 7, 2017

The Maine Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a training seminar for emergency exercise design and evaluation. Emergency managers, emergency services personnel, and individuals who are part of the emergency preparedness and response in communities need to be able to use the fundamentals of exercise simulation and design as an integrated system of resources and capabilities. Skills learned during this program will enable jurisdictions to conduct NIMS required exercises for compliancy.

This course is part of the Maine Basic Emergency Manager Recognition Level II program. Completion of the FEMA online Independent Study Course IS 120.a, an Introduction to Exercises, is a prerequisite for attendance.

The course will develop exercising skills in the following areas: Exercise programs: Exercise process: Exercise design steps: Tabletop, functional and full scale exercises: Exercise evaluation: Exercise enhancements: Designing a functional exercise. The course will conclude with students conducting and evaluating actual Functional Exercises in a group/team environment.

Target Audience: State, county, and local emergency management officials having direct responsibility for developing and conducting exercises are eligible to attend. It is encouraged that regional teams working in the Homeland Security Emergency Exercise Program also attend the course.

MEMA training and exercise coordinators will serve as the primary instructors.

Course Location: The course will be held in the Waldo County Regional EOC/Training facility located at 4 Public Safety Way in Belfast, Maine. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Lodging is available on a per case basis for those traveling 50 miles to attend the course. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

For further information, please contact training coordination at MEMA 800-452-8735.

Registrations should be submitted to MEMA via FEMA training application form found at:



Training Coordination at MEMA