NCHRP Report 525 Volume 9: Guidelines for Transportation Emergency Training Exercises
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NCHRP Report 525 Volume 9:
Guidelines for Transportation Emergency Training Exercises
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 525: Surface Transportation Security and TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 86: Public Transportation Security series publications have jointly published Guidelines for Transportation Emergency Training Exercises. The report is Volume 9 in each series. The report is designed to assist transportation agencies in developing drills and exercises in alignment with the National Incident Management System. The report describes the process of emergency exercise development, implementation, and evaluation. In addition, the available literature and materials to support transportation agencies such as state departments of transportation, traffic management centers, and public transportation systems are described.

NCHRP Report 525: Surface Transportation Security is a series in which relevant information is assembled into single, concise volumesâ€"each pertaining to a specific security problem and closely related issues. The volumes focus on the concerns that transportation agencies are addressing when developing programs in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the anthrax attacks that followed. Future volumes of the report will be issued as they are completed.


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179 pages | 8.5 x 11

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-x
Executive Summary 1-1
Guidelines Organization 2-2
Why Conduct Exercises? 3-4
Federal Exercise Requirements for Transportation Agencies 5-6
FEMA and G&T Programs 7-9
Discussion-Based and Operations-Based Exercise Categories 10-10
Brief Overview of Exercise Types 11-15
Compliance with the National Response Plan (NRP) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) 16-17
DHS Mission Outcomes 18-19
3.0 Establishing a Progressive Exercise Program in the Transportation Environment 20-20
Steps in the Process 21-32
Exercise Planning Team 33-33
Planning Conference Materials 34-34
Design and Development 35-35
Documentation 36-36
Logistics 37-37
Media Policy 38-38
Evaluation 39-39
Call-Off Procedures 40-40
Exercise Planning Team 41-42
Exercise Participants 43-44
Exercise Planning Conferences 45-46
Design and Development 47-60
Transportation Incident Response Typology 61-61
Appendices 62-62
Appendix A - Abbreviations 63-64
Appendix B - Glossary of Terms 65-74
Appendix C - Categorized Resource Bibliography 75-82
Appendix D - Training and Exercise Resources 83-89
Attachment 1 NRP and NIMS Reference Materials 90-104
Attachment 2 Transportation Exercise Evaluation Guide 105-134
Attachment 3 Needs Assessment Template 135-140
Attachment 4 Exercise Design Objectives 141-145
Attachment 5 Sample Exercise Package 146-157
Attachment 6 Transportation Incident Response Typology 158-168
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 169-169

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