TH31 Choosing the Correct Bit for Your Drill: Challenges in Developing Exercise and Drill Scenarios
The purpose of this session is to bring together both nuclear and non-nuclear stakeholders and government representatives to discuss best practices as well as challenges experienced in developing relevant emergency preparedness drill and exercise scenarios. Industry has just completed the first 8-year exercise cycle of the 2011 emergency preparedness rule, which included hostile-action-based exercise scenarios. As we prepare for the next cycle, industry and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have indicated issues with developing scenario variations that allow for the demonstration of all exercise objectives. This session will include representatives of the NRC, FEMA, and industry on the challenges of developing realistic scenarios that provide the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in the key skills necessary for effective emergency response. This session will also include representatives from local county emergency management offices and state representatives who will speak to best practices and challenges they encounter in developing drill and exercise scenarios for non-nuclear sectors.
- Clay Johnson, Deputy Director, Division of Preparedness and Response, NSIR/NRC tel: 301-287-3688, e-mail: Clay.Johnson@nrc.gov
- Raymond Gibson, Policy & Oversight Branch, Division of Preparedness and Readiness, NSIR/NRC tel: 301-287-3614, e-mail: Raymond.Gibson@nrc.gov
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