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 firstname.lastname@example.org.