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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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