Planning and Conduct of Maritime Security Exercise
Last week, there was the opportunity to participate in a planning session for a country level full scale exercise that will be held in December at the port.
When conducting an exercise, it is important not to jump right in and conduct a full scale exercise. There are other things that should be done along the way, including having memorandums of understanding (MOUs) in place, as well as, other forms of exercises.
A list of HSEEP Exercise Types can be found at: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/DEMO/php/HSEEPExerciseTypes2.pdf
In addition, it is important with the transition to the Incident Command System (ICS), that all of those who are involved in the exercise are also fully aware and trained in ICS.