Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Virtual Table Top Exercise (VTTX)

Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Virtual Table Top Exercise (VTTX)

Background: The VTTX is a series of Virtual Tabletop Exercises that are offered monthly by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). The VTTX program was launched in September of 2012 as an initiative to leverage technology and reach a large training audience.

Program Overview: The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) conducts a monthly series of Virtual Table Top Exercises (VTTX) using a video teleconference platform to reach community based training audiences around the country and provide a virtual forum for disaster training. The VTTX process involves key personnel from the emergency management community of practice reviewing a pre-packaged set of exercise materials then convening for a four hour table top exercise discussing a simulated disaster scenario. The event allows the connected sites to assess current plans, policies and procedures while learning from the other connected sites as they provide their perspective and practices facing a similar situation. A standard VTC system is required for participation.

Training Audience: The VTTX is limited to 10-15 remote “Participation” sites per event due to time constraints. The program also allows for some “Observation” sites for each event to become familiar with the VTTX process. The VTTX is designed for a community based group of 10 or more representatives from your local Emergency Management Community of Practice.

Training Cost: Free

Training Dates & Times: The VTTX is conducted monthly and advertised on the EMI Web Page with a training opportunity announcement, distributed via multiple FEMA distribution lists, and other Emergency Management professional forums. To accommodate participants from the West Coast, the VTTX is conducted from 12:00 EST to 4:00 p.m. EST. Participating sites will be required to sign on at 11:00 EST and be prepared to go to 4:30 p.m. EST. For a list of the current VTTX schedule, please contact the Program Manager below.

Select here for the FY17 Program Information, dates and scenarios.

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