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ShakeAlert® Tests, Drills and Exercises Toolkit

Planning with EEW

Planning for drills and exercises with an EEW component is not difficult when some simple steps and procedures are consistently followed. A well-designed drill or exercise provides a low-risk environment to test capabilities; familiarizes participants with an organization’s goals and objectives, as well as their roles and responsibilities; and fosters meaningful interaction and communication to maximize learning.

1. Create a Planning Team
2. Identify a clear purpose, objective(s), and scope
3. Identify who will be involved
4. Write your scenario
5. Decide on a date, time, and location for optimal participation
6. Determine what technical support is needed
7. Notify or invite participants/players
8. Consider these registration tips
9. Reminders are always important
Determine Purpose, Objectives, Scope