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Guidelines for Transportation Emergency Training Exercises It also presents the scenario narrative that will drive participant discussions during the exercise. The SITMAN should mirror the briefings provided during the tabletop, support the scenario narrative, and allow participants to read along while watching events unfold. A sample SITMAN prepared by the American Red Cross is available at redcross/SmallpoxTabletopExercise.pdf. A SITMAN template prepared by FEMA is available at EXERCISE%20PLAYER%20HANDBOOK.doc. The G&T Secure Portal contains samples and templates for multimedia presentations and SITMANs for a variety of terrorism-related scenarios. Descriptions of these materials and how they can be used for tabletops are available in HSEEP Volume IV at A sample table of contents for a SITMAN appears in Figure 7. I. Introduction II. Schedule of Events III. Purpose and Scope IV. Design Objectives V. Exercise Structure (Modules or Phases of Activity) VI. Instructions for Exercise Conduct VII. Roles and Responsibilities for Facilitators, Participants, and Observers VIII. Assumptions and Artificialities IX. Exercise Rules X. Information Necessary to Support the Discussion-Based Exercise XI. Scenario XII. Issues for Consideration (Key Questions to Be Discussed During the Exercise) XIII. Referenced Appendices FIGURE 7 SITUATION MANUAL TABLE OF CONTENTS LOGISTICS Critical to ensuring the success of the tabletop is providing an appropriate space for the exercise, ensur- ing that all participants can see and hear multimedia presentations and can work together effectively to address questions and issues covered in the tabletop. Issues to be considered include the following: Room layouts; Beverages, snacks, or working lunch; 37