Facilitate annual table-top preparedness exercise for all response agencies.

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Target: Facilitate annual table-top preparedness exercise for all response agencies.

Current performance: Please read update below

Preparing for potential disasters is imperative to ensuring the safety of our community. A tabletop exercise is a scenario-based training where all emergency response agencies work together through a possible real-life emergency scenario. This type of exercise allows participants to discuss their roles during an emergency event, practice communicating with one another, and be better prepared to respond individually and collectively during an actual crisis. As the City is potentially susceptible to various vulnerabilities, such as hurricanes, regularly facilitated tabletop exercises ensures our emergency response teams remain ready to meet the needs of our community.

Between Fall 2022 – Fall 2023, a total of 9 tabletops were conducted with emergency response partners. Sessions have ranged in topics from responses to Flooding, Landfalling, Hurricanes, Pipeline and Natural Gas Explosion and Leaks, HAZMAT and Fire Response at Electrical Generating Stations, and Community Radiological Exposure.. Routinely conducting these emergency exercises helps ensure greater consistency of response, more efficient use of resources, and stronger coordination among key agencies. Emergency preparedness is a key component to ensuring public safety and community resilience.

Tallahassee Fire Department. Last updated: April 2023.