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The DRC Group invites Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Neighborhood Watch programs along with Neighborhood Associations to participate in one of the scheduled disaster tabletop exercises being facilitated via the Internet. These exercises have been designed specifically for organizations that work to support the disaster caused needs of neighborhood residents during disaster.
By participating in one or several of these exercises you will be able to assess your organizations existing disaster response capabilities.
Six distinctive exercise scenarios are available: Earthquake; Flood; Hurricane; Influenza Pandemic; Tornado + Wildfire (one per month between Jan and Jun 2011)
Each scenario will have a full exercise devoted to neighborhood actions that would need to be taken to reduce damage and loss of life and to assist in disaster response and recovery.
Recognizing that GIS is an important tool for Situational Awareness and a Common Operational Picture, the Formidable Footprint exercise series will incorporate mapping and simulation materials to provide participants with exercise relevant maps with which they can interact, making the exercise more real and meaningful.
There is NO CHARGE to participate in one or several of the neighborhood exercises.
For additional information and to register please visit http://www.drc-group.com/project/footprint.html .