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.
Emergency Preparedness Solutions did a fantastic job for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) through their expertise in emergency management operations and training, their thoroughness in approach to all tasks, ability to communicate effectively to all stakeholders, and their project management abilities. EPS was contracted to update and field-test EOC training scenarios for the airport community. They developed a comprehensive plan for achieving the objectives, executed the plan efficiently, and were nimble in response to the findings of their research. This has resulted in the airport industry now having an EOC exercise and training tool that is based on sound learning objectives and appropriately validated by experts within the industry. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with the EPS team again.
Marci Greenberger, Senior Program OfficerTransportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine