When the COVID-19 pandemic restricted travel and in-person meetings, many federal and state,local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) organizations continued their preparedness efforts through virtual exercises. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Exercise Division (NED) developed this collection of virtual exercise best practices from across all levels of stakeholders. These approaches help organizations effectively use virtual exercises to validate capabilities and drive continuous improvement. This guide provides: Benefits and challenges to conducting a virtual exercise, Considerations for platform testing and pre-conduct logistics and Actions to take before, during and after a virtual exercise.
Areas of knowledge
Human health protection
Continental ecosystems,Response protocols and equipment
Federal Emergency Management Agency,United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (FEMA)