Emergency Response Tabletop Exercises Management

Emergency Response Tabletop Exercises Management

109/138/AGA ETEM
Standardized Training Package


This course will provide accountable executives managing and overseeing emergency tabletop exercises with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to effectively plan an emergency tabletop exercise and use an airport emergency simulation software to execute, debrief, and evaluate an airport’s emergency tabletop exercise, and prepare a corrective action plan, all according to the requirements of ICAO SARPs, a State’s regulations, and recommendations of experienced subject matter experts (SMEs).

Benefits for all members of the emergency team - airports, airlines, professional bodies and civil defense

The course provides all participants with practical tools for tabletop emergency exercises:

•       How to determine the types and topics of the exercises according to international regulations

•       Prepare and build realistic and effective scenarios for the exercises

•       Carry out various exercises using electronic simulation tools

•       Analyze and evaluate the results of the exercises, including the completion of mandatory reports

•       Implement a continuous evaluation system and carry out a corrective action plan according to international regulations

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Plan an emergency tabletop exercise;
  2. Execute an emergency tabletop exercise, finalizing it with a debriefing session;
  3. Prepare a corrective action plan, based on the evaluation of the tabletop exercise debrief feedback and data.

Primary Target Population

Airport Operations Directors, Managers, Officers and Staff, Airport Emergency Managers, Officers and Staff, Airport Safety Managers, Officers and Staff, Airport Public Affairs and Communications, Directors, Managers and Staff, Airline Officials, Security Organizations, Civil Aviation Authority Officials, Local Police, Emergency Health and Fire Department Officials, All other mutual aid agencies

Entry Requirements

Course participants are required to have a minimum level of relevant managerial training as well as relevant experience working at airports.

Reading and writing capabilities can be a consideration: they must be able to read and write in one of the six (6) official ICAO languages in order to work with the ICAO guidance material. More specifically, as this course is developed only in English only for the moment (until there is sufficient demand for a translation), the learner must have an intermediate to native proficiency in reading and writing in English.

Participants are required to have intermediate computer literacy that allows them to use tools such as pdf readers, word processors, file managers (windows), interactive web pages, and a basic computer simulation game.

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Course Info
Language: English
Delivery Mode: Instructor-led (In-person and Virtual)
5 Days / 30 Hours
5 Days / 30 Hours
Level: Management