TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Emergency Exercise Design (G139)


June 5, 2018


Emergency Exercise Design (G139)
September 19 & 20, 2018
Portland Water District Classroom
255 Douglas Street
Portland, Maine

The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) 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 139 Exercise Design Course 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.

Course Location: The course will be held at the Portland Water District classroom. The District is located at 255 Douglas Street in Portland. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch and breaks will be provided. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

For further information, please contact Emily Kaster (

All applications should be submitted by email/fax via FEMA 119-25-1 training application form.

FEMA form can be found at:



Emily Kaster