On November 5, 2021, following the final Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting of the year, the Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the Clark County Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Prep Solutions, ran a tabletop exercise for members of the LEPC and other stakeholders and interested parties from our county.
All of the documents from this exercise will be available in this blog post as well as on the LEPC Meeting page.
Another After-Action Report regarding the operation of the exercise itself will be completed shortly and posted in both locations at that time.
Clark County OEM Director Chris Blomgren fulfilled the Facilitator position for the exercise. In this role, he was expected to “provide situation updates and moderate discussions. They also provide additional information or resolve questions as required. Key Exercise Planning Team members also may assist with facilitation as subject matter experts (SMEs) during the exercise.”
Camden County, MO EMA Director Sam Henley fulfilled the Evaluator position for the exercise. In this role, she was “assigned to observe and document certain objectives during the exercise. Their primary role is to document player discussions, including how and if those discussions conform to plans, policies, and procedures.”
The remainder of the participants fulfilled the Player position for the exercise. In this role, they were “personnel who have an active role in discussing or performing their regular roles and responsibilities during the exercise. Players discuss or initiate actions in response to the simulated emergency.”
The exercise went well, with a majority of the lessons learned coming in the form of discovering gaps that can be closed with further targeted training. The EMA’s intent is to also work toward moving into full-scale exercises in the 2022-2023 calendar years.
Thank you to the personnel and agencies that participated in this vital piece of training!