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					                                                                 Introduction




Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                    www.epa.gov/watersecurity
WARN Tabletop Exercise
 Welcome by Facilitator
 Discuss agenda for the day
 Introductions
 Review administrative details
 Start the exercise




             Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                 www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Agenda
 Review exercise materials and rules
 Review scenario(s)
    Break
 Facilitated discussion
    Break
 Evaluations




             Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                 www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Introductions
 Name
 Organization
 Emergency Response Experience
 Mutual Aid Response Experience




           Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                               www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Administrative Details
 Location of emergency exits
 Location of restrooms
 Cell phone/pager management
 Logging your time to fulfill training requirements
 Fill out sign-in sheet and participant form




             Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                 www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Exercises Benefits:
 Increase readiness in the event of an actual
  emergency
 Provide a means to assess effectiveness of
  response plans and response capabilities
 Serve as a training tool for response personnel
  and their involvement with other response
  agencies
 Provide an opportunity to practice skills and
  improve individual performance in a non-
  threatening environment
             Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                 www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Exercises Benefits: (cont.)
 Require participants to network with each other
  and pre-plan decisions on resources
 Identify planning conflicts or gaps
 Identify resource needs and opportunities for
  sharing of resources
 Clarify internal and external roles and
  responsibilities




             Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                 www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Exercise Objectives:
 Refine roles and responsibilities in WARN process,
 including involvement of
   Utilities, State primacy agency, state and local
    emergency management agencies, and EPA (as
    appropriate)


 Refine components of WARN agreement, Mutual
 Aid/Assistance Operational Plan, and
 administration to manage WARN, as well as modify
 each as needed
             Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                 www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Exercise Objectives: (cont.)
 Refine Mutual Aid/Assistance Operational Plan for
 using WARN during different phases of response,
 including:
   Activation and notification,
   Coordination,
   Mobilization,
   Operational support, and
   Demobilization
 Identify potential gaps in Mutual Aid/Assistance
  Operational Plan
 Address expectations of growth, engagement, and
  membership of WARN, and logistics to support growth
             Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                 www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Roles and Responsibilities:
 Participants respond to the situation presented based
 on knowledge of response procedures
 Evaluators monitor the exercise and track
 accomplishments according to objectives
 Facilitator provides situation background and
 moderates discussions



            Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Exercise Rules of Engagement:
 There is no single solution
 Varying viewpoints, even disagreements are
    expected
   Dialogue encouraged within a safe, open,
    stress-free environment
   Respond based on your knowledge
   Your organization’s positions or policies do not
    limit you
   Make your best decision based on the
    circumstances presented


               Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                   www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Rules of Engagement (cont.):
 Assume cooperation and support from other
  responders and agencies
 Basis for discussion consists of scenario
  narratives, your experience, your understanding
  of WARN and your intuition
 All information required to drive discussion
  during tabletop is contained in exercise
  material
 Treat every scenario as if it might affect your
  area - don’t “fight” the scenario

            Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                www.epa.gov/watersecurity
Exercise “Debrief”:
 Following the discussion, hold a review/debrief
  session
 Participants are encouraged to discuss and
  prioritize next steps in the WARN development
 Identify additional collaborators if needed
 Discuss need for inter-state mutual aid and
  assistance
 Schedule a follow-up WARN meeting



             Office of Water (4608T)   EPA 817-R-08-005      September 2008
                                 www.epa.gov/watersecurity

				
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