FEMA Region VIII Exercise and Eval Program Course - Aug 17-19, 2010 - Denver, CO

FEMA Region VIII is hosting a Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Course this summer, August 17-19, 2010. 

The HSEEP Training Course incorporates exercise guidance and best practices from the HSEEP volumes.  Throughout the course, participants will learn about exercise-related topics including program management design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.

The primary audience for this course is Federal, State, local, trust territories, and tribal nations emergency management/response personnel who have the responsibility for exercise planning and evaluation.  Nongovernmental and private-sector partners who have a direct mission in homeland security exercises may attend on a case-by-case basis.

Participants need a basic knowledge of exercise design and HSEPP terminology.  Therefore, participants are required to complete an Independent Study (IS)-120.A, An Introduction to Exercises, before attending the HSEEP Training Course.  The IS course takes approximately 3 to 5 hours to complete and you can take it online at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS120A.asp and select "Interactive Web-based Course."

It is also recommended that participants take IS-130 Exercise Eval and Improvement Planning, IS-139 Exercise Design, IS-700 NIMS, An Introduction, and IS-800.B National Response Framework, An Introduction. 

The class will be held in the Denver Metro area from August 17-19, 2010.  

The registration site is up and ready and, for the Denver class.  The username for Denver registration is denverhseep and the pass is region8aug - the registration deadline is August 5, 2010.

For any questions, contact Phillip Serrin, FEMA Region VIII, Training and Exercises, at (303) 235-4682 or at phillip.serrin@dhs.gov.