Region IX conducts Simple Truth full scale exercise

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By John Hamill, Region IX, External Affairs

FEMA Region IX conducted the Simple Truth anthrax-based exercise in Carson City Nev., March 27. This was the largest scheduled exercise that Region IX conducted this fiscal year.

FEMA Region IX Incident Management Assistance Team deployed from Oakland, Calif., to Nevada’s Emergency Operation Center for the Simple Truth Exercise. The exercise was played on three consecutive days with Nevada, Region IX Regional Support Team and Region IX Incident Management Assistance Team.
FEMA Region IX Incident Management Assistance Team deployed from Oakland, Calif., to Nevada’s Emergency Operation Center for the Simple Truth Exercise. The exercise was played on three consecutive days with Nevada, Region IX Regional Support Team and Region IX Incident Management Assistance Team.

FEMA Region IX IMAT deployed from Oakland, Calif., to Nevada’s Emergency Operation Center for the Simple Truth Exercise. The exercise was played on three consecutive days with Nevada, Region IX Regional Support Team and Region IX Incident Management Assistance Team.

 

For three consecutive days, team members from the State of Nevada, Region IX Regional Support Team and Region IX Incident Management Assistance Team played the exercise.
The Region IX IMAT deployed to the Nevada Emergency Operation Center and began coordinating efforts with the state upon arrival. Select mentors, coaches and controllers evaluated the performance and coordination of teams and their members.

As the exercise progressed, Region IX Response Division made every effort to place new staff in positions in the Regional Response Coordination Center, along with appropriate mentors, to help them become familiar with their positions. The exercise continued efforts made at the region's monthly stand down trainings to help increase every individual's ability to fulfill their role in responding to an incident.

Since “Every Employee is an Emergency Manager,” the Stand Down training has provided general overview of new procedures, critical elements of programs and policies and how teams work together to accomplish FEMA's mission. Training and exercises will help each individual obtain their goal as emergency managers.

Simple Truth was a significant exercise for Region IX employees and Nevada. It gave all team members a better understanding of their roles to the readiness and capability of Region IX.

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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