NDPCI HSEEP - Training, Exercise and Evaluation Services

The National Domestic Preparedness Coalition’s leadership and personnel consist of emergency responders who have participated in real world incidents including natural disaster and terrorism, and who have developed and managed large scale exercises for both large and small jurisdictions, agencies and organizations throughout the United States. The Coalition’s subject matter experts are current responders from multiple response disciplines, from both the public and private sector, and are actively engaged in the protection of their communities and organizations. Our SMEs have an extensive background in training, testing, exercising, and evaluation using a multi-discipline approach.

HSEEP.jpgOur exercises are custom designed and developed based upon specific threats to your jurisdiction, agency or organization utilizing the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) is a national standard for all DHS funded exercises and is a capabilities and performance-based exercise program that provides a standardized methodology and terminology for exercise design, development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning. The Coalition provides HSEEP certified subject matter experts to design and coordinate exercises, pinpoint areas of success and those in need of improvement, provide positive feedback to your organization, and help develop training programs based upon highlighted needs.

HSEEP uses established best practices and helps provide unity and consistency of effort for exercises at all levels of government. HSEEP Exercises allow responders and emergency management personnel to train and practice prevention, protection, response, and recovery capabilities in a realistic but risk-free environment.

Tulalip model city nsa.jpgAgencies and companies can use HSEEP to obtain objective assessments of their emergency or operational plans and capabilities to identify gaps, deficiencies, and vulnerabilities prior to an actual incident. HSEEP reflects lessons learned and best practices of existing exercise programs and can be adapted to a variety of scenarios and events based on local or regional threats, risks and vulnerabilities.

NDPCI is a proud provider of Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) related exercises. Our unique background and capabilities allow us to provide both exercise experience and operational knowledge due to the wide range of capabilities our SMEs possess. Our background in Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment Training across the US, as well as our Operational training has placed us in a unique position to work with local agencies as part of the HSEEP exercise process based on a combination of their Assessments and Plans that they have developed to address local needs for preparedness.

Subject Matter Experts

crop.JPGOur Experts consist of highly experienced responders and emergency planners from a variety of disciplines from across the country. Their specialties include: threat, risk, and vulnerability assessment; operational planning and evaluation; bomb threat, bomb response and blast effects; CBRNE/WMD/HazMat protection and response; crowd control and Incident Command as well as NIMS. Our SMEs are recognized nationwide and work with several national and federal organizations. Our SMEs have worked on exercise planning, control and evaluation with law enforcement and fire agencies as well as hospital, public health, EMS and military as well as private sector entities that face potential incidents. They come from the ranks of response agencies across the country and have participated in events and incidents of national significance including major bombings, large civil disturbances, major haz-mat releases, natural disasters including earthquakes, major wildland fires, floods and hurricanes including Katrina and Rita. They offer expert guidance for exercises from the basic to the most complex all based on your potential vulnerabilities.

We provide complete services for all seven types of exercises defined in HSEEP.

Discussion Based

Seminar - Informal discussion to orient participants to new or updated plans, policies, or procedures.

Workshop - Used to build specific products such as policies or plans.

Tabletop Exercise - Involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting to assess plans, policies and procedures.

Game - A simulation of operations designed to depict actual situations. Used to validate plans, policies and procedures in an operational environment. Usually conducted between teams in a competitive environment.

Operations Based

Drill - An activity designed to test a specific operation or function within a single entity.

Functional Exercise - A single or multi-agency activity Fo_L.jpgdesigned to evaluate capabilities and multiple functions using a simulated response. Used to evaluate the management of Emergency Operations Centers, command posts, etc., and assess the response plans and resources. Usually includes a simulated deployment of resources and personnel, rapid problem solving, and a highly stressful environment.

Full-Scale Exercise - A multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional, multi-discipline response to a simulated incident which involves a real time response to simulated but realistic conditions.

For additional information regarding our HSEEP Training, Exercise and Evaluation Services, please contact us at info@ndpci.us.