This TEPW provided participants the opportunity to exchange information about upcoming state-level training and exercises. Primarily, however, the workshop was a venue for state representatives to review, validate, and prioritize the state’s target capabilities that would be the focus of the state’s exercises and training in 2011-14. There were thirty-three participants in attendance at the TEPW, representing thirteen State agencies, three regions within the state, one local agency, the Mid-American Regional Council (MARC), the St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS), the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC), the Missouri National Guard (MONG), and FEMA Region VII. The group developed for publication the Missouri Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP) for 2012-2014.
National Capital Region Training and Exercise Consortium, August 3, 2010.
The purpose of the Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP) is to provide a follow-on companion document to Florida‟s Domestic Security Strategic Plan. It is a living document that will be updated and refined annually. The MYTEP provides a roadmap for Florida to follow in accomplishing the priorities and goals described in the Florida‟s Domestic Security Strategic Plan. Each State Priority is linked to a corresponding National Priority, and, if applicable, an Improvement Plan (IP) action. The priority is further linked to the associated target capabilities that would facilitate accomplishment of the priority and the training and exercises that will help the jurisdiction obtain those capabilities and achieve that priority.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) National Preparedness Directorate requires that every State and Urban Area conduct a Multiyear Training and Exercise Plan Workshop (TEPW) annually. As a result, Vermont recently conducted its 2009-2011 Multiyear TEPW and has since produced this Multiyear Training and Exercise Plan (TEP). The Vermont Multiyear TEP is the roadmap for Vermont to accomplish the priorities described in their Homeland Security Strategy. The State of Vermont has pursued a coordinated homeland security strategy that combines enhanced planning, new equipment purchases, innovative training, and realistic exercises to strengthen the State’s emergency prevention and response capabilities. Training and exercises play a crucial role in this strategy, providing the State with a means of attaining, practicing, validating, and improving new capabilities.
The purpose of the Multiyear Training and Exercise Plan (TEP) is to provide a follow-on companion document to the Arkansas Homeland Security Strategy. It is a living document that will be updated and refined annually. The Multiyear TEP provides a roadmap for Arkansas to follow in accomplishing the priorities described in the Homeland Security Strategy. Each priority is linked to a corresponding National Priority, and, if applicable, an Improvement Plan (IP) action. The priority is further linked to the associated target capabilities that would facilitate accomplishment of the priority and the training and exercises that will help the jurisdiction obtain those capabilities and achieve that priority. Included in the Multiyear TEP is the training and exercise schedule, which provides graphic illustration of the proposed activities, scheduled for the years 2007-2011.
•The threat will emulate the same fictional international terrorist organization employed in TO2000:
–Wages coordinated WMD campaign against U.S.
–A role-playing adversary (“Red Team”) will aid in understanding threat tactics, techniques, and procedures.
–Intelligence build: Threats to targets in U.S.
–Radiological dispersal device (RDD) attack in Seattle.
–Bio-terrorism attack in Illinois.
Vigilant Guard is…
•A national exercise program sponsored by the National Guard Bureau and United States Northern Command
•Provides a training opportunity for National Guard forces to practice emergency response operations
•Provides an opportunity to the National Guard to build relationships with local, state, regional and federal partners against a variety of different homeland security threats, including natural disasters and terrorist attack
•Includes National Guard troops from several states along with local, state, county and city emergency response units and agencies.
•Provides a realistic training opportunity for civilian and military officials to work together and coordinate in order to protect lives and property
Public Law 106-553 provides funding for TOPOFF, and Senate Report 106-404 outlines the concept. Responsibility for the TOPOFF Domestic Counterterrorism National Exercise Series transferred from the Department of Justice to the Department of Homeland Security on March, 1 2003 with transfer of the Office for Domestic Preparedness. A national, biennial Domestic Counter Terrorism Exercise Series.
T3 provides private sector organizations and associations with an opportunity to test their emergency response and business continuity plans in conjunction with Federal, State, and local response agencies. As the largest national Full-Scale Exercise (FSE) in history, last year’s TOPOFF 2 exercise engaged more than 8,500 participants. With private sector participation, T3 promises to be larger in scope and complexity.
Private-sector organizations participated in the Top Officials (TOPOFF) 3 (T3) exercise as partners with Federal, State, and local (FSL) government entities to test their combined ability to prepare for and respond to simulated biological and chemical terrorist attacks in Connecticut and New Jersey. The private sector’s participation in the exercise was extensive. Over 140 private sector organizations—representing critical infrastructure sectors, industry associations, public works, faith-based organizations, and multinational non-governmental organizations—played from 450 locations across the United States.
The Top Officials (TOPOFF) exercise is a congressionally mandated national counterterrorism exercise series comprised of a cycle of building block activities designed to strengthen the nation’s capacities to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from large-scale terrorist attacks.
The Rapid Screening Point (RSP) Exercise is a component of the TOPOFF (“T4”) full-scale exercise (FSE) in the Oregon venue. An RSP is a temporary facility for high production screening of individuals with non-acute symptoms who are potentially ill or exposed to a harmful substance.” This Participant Guide contains excerpts from the Exercise Control Plan that are relevant to Responder Participants. It was drafted by James Spitzer, Emergency Preparedness Manager for the Multnomah County Health Department, in consultation with planners from other participating organizations.
The Medical Care Point (MCP) Exercise is a component of the TOPOFF (“T4”) full-scale exercise (FSE) in the Oregon venue. An MCP is a temporary medical treatment facility to relieve overextended hospital emergency rooms and emergency clinics. This Participant Guide contains excerpts from the Exercise Control Plan that are relevant to Responder Participants. It was drafted by James Spitzer, Emergency Preparedness Manager for the Multnomah County Health Department, in consultation with planners from other participating organizations.
• NEP encompasses the following:
• Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
• Five-Year National Exercise Schedule
• Corrective Action Program (CAP)
• Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS) System
• President George W. Bush approved the NEP Implementation Plan (I-Plan) on April 11, 2007; the Homeland Security Council (HSC) and the Deputies Committee approved modifications to the NEP IPlan and Five-Year National Exercise Schedule in December 2008
# Tier 1 National Level Exercise as per the National Exercise Program
# Domestic Terrorism focused
# Guided by National Planning Scenario #1: Nuclear Detonation
# Fully Integrated with Eagle Horizon 2010 (continuity exercise)
Vigilant Guard is a Homeland Security/Homeland Defense FEMA Regional exercise program sponsored by NORADNORTHCOM
and the National Guard Bureau J7 Office. The program provides an opportunity for State National Guard Joint Force Headquarters
to improve command and control and operational relationships with internal, regional civilian and military partners.
Vigilant Guard is a Homeland Security/Homeland Defense FEMA Regional exercise program series hosted by the National Guard Bureau. The program provides an opportunity for the State to improve emergency coordination, response and recovery management with federal, regional, local civilian and military partners.
• Vigilant Guard (VG) dates are 15-16-17 Sep 09
• Units and Soldiers/Airmen will arrive via convoy.
• Units and Soldiers/Airmen will be required to in-process as part of JRSOI operations.
• JRSOI operations will be conducted at Fort Harrison, Helena, MT.
• Units entering the state are not logistically self-sufficient and must be supported by the JFHQ-MT.
• Approximately 675 Soldiers/Airmen participating in VG, approximately 20+ Units and 430 PAX from outside Helena, MT.