Properly designed and evaluated exercises test policies, plans, and procedures through a safe, no-fault environment to better prepare participants. EPS offers exercise design, conduct, and evaluation using the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) model for all types of exercises including:
Additionally, EPS offers Training and Exercise Planning Workshops (TEPWs), creation of After Action Reports (AARs) for both exercises and real-world incidents and events, and formulates Corrective Action Plans (CAPs). We provide expert personnel to control, facilitate, and evaluate exercises.
EPS has extensive experience in the design, conduct, and evaluation of all exercise types, across a variety of capabilities and hazards, including natural, technological, and human-caused. We conduct exercises for audiences including executive leadership, senior staff, tactical teams, and field staff. We have extensive experience working with National Guard resources, such as CERF-P, HRF, and CST; as well as direct experience integrating state and local government into the design and management of Vigilant Guard exercises. As niche services, we support airport emergency preparedness through emergency management training and exercises in accordance with Part 139 requirements; and have expertise in the design and conduct of exercises utilizing the Emergency Management Staff Trainer (EMST) family of exercise platforms, including the Transportation Emergency Response Application (TERA) for airports, transit, and rail.
“Through the work completed by EPS, Vermont has been able to gain a clear picture of the training needs across the State, allowing us to develop a new training program to meet identified areas for improvement. EPS’ staff was efficient and catered to the evolving project, changing direction mid-stream as parameters dictated.”
Jessica Stolz, Deputy Homeland Security AdvisorVermont Department of Public Safety