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Resources For Exercise Enhancement OBJECTIVES List 2 ways to create realism for an exercise. Identify resources for enhancement, such as communication links, video tape, computer utilization and other enhancements. Communications Telephones Radio (two-way) Messages / Memo Forms Television/A.T.V. (amateur television) Weather Warning / EAS FAX Hospital - Hospital Use Of Computers To construct the Exercise Plan and COSIN. Tracking of major event / individual incidents. Create a running log / documentation. Resource directory. Geo-Information System functions (GIS). Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO). Video Enhancement Advantage of realism -- can set the tone. Disadvantage if EOC staff uses to second guess. Easy to do with camcorder, VCR and video tape of real events. Media A member of Simulation Team acts as member of the Media “The Real Thing” ….covering Exercise as a news event. Coordinate with Chief Executive & PIO Realism At Work Evening Exercise / Weekend Exercise. Event plus 12 hours, shift exchange exercise (requires creation of status report type information). Exercise the alternate staff with primary staff as Exercise Design Team / Simulation Team (training for 1st team). Additional Enhancements Simulated 911 calls to dispatch (requires second dispatch center). Power outages / loss of computer support. Telephone outage. Use of alternate EOC. Anthrax ? Breath Mints issued as “Meds” at Dispensing Site FSE Smoke Grenade Simulated Bomb Suspect TEAM Assignments Team will pick an Enhancement Tasks for completion of enhancement will be assigned Include Tasks in ExPlan Enhancement ?
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