Training, Drilling, and Exercising Toolkit
Training, drilling, and exercising are key features of a comprehensive emergency management program and more specifically the establishment of a culture of preparedness. Preparedness builds the capability to respond effectively and recover from emergency incidents. Regular training, drilling, and exercising using pre-determined and appropriate protocol will reduce the possibility that students and staff become victims in an emergency and ensure that responses are well executed. In addition, training, drilling, and exercising ensure that staff and students know what their responsibilities are during any type of emergency. Therefore, all training, drilling, and exercising should be mapped to the Multi-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan. All students and staff should be provided and included in the appropriate level of training, drilling, and exercising. In an emergency, their knowledge of the general emergency procedures and protocol can reduce confusion, panic, and perhaps serious injury.