|Formidable Footprint - A National Community / Neighborhood Exercise Series|
A team of national, regional, state and local agencies and organizations have undertaken an effort to develop, conduct and evaluate a recurring series of disaster exercises entitled "Formidable Footprint".
This series of exercises serves as an opportunity for community and faith based organizations along with governmental agencies to assess their capability to prepare for, respond to and recover from a variety of natural disasters which affect communities and neighborhoods across the United States.
There is NO CHARGE to participate in one or several of the neighborhood exercises.
Who Should Participate
Past exercise participants have included teams from:
The scenarios for the Formidable Footprint exercise series include:
Each scenario has a full exercise devoted to the actions that need to be taken to reduce damage and loss of life and to assist in disaster response and recovery.
Local Television Coverage
As members of the City of Dallas Community Emergency Response Team participated in the Formidable Footprint Tornado Exercise, Channel 4 News was there to capture their actions as they worked as a team through the various exercise scenarios.
Local Participants In Action - Photos
Access photos of teams participating in previous Formidable Footprint exercises
Access what individuals that have participated in previous Formidable Footprint exercises are saying about their experience.
Recognizing that GIS is an important tool for Situational Awareness and a Common Operational Picture, Formidable Footprint exercises incorporate scenario-relevant maps created by Ric Skinner GISP. The maps provide participants with visual decision support making the exercise more real and meaningful.
Access information on how to utilize exercise maps.
To ensure that teams and individual team members that will be participating in a Formidable Footprint exercise are ready to successfully partake in an exercise an Exercise Briefing video has been produced. This video provides valuable information regarding preparing for and participating in an exercise.
Access and view the Exercise Briefing.
For agencies and organizations planning to participate in the Formidable Footprint exercise series it is recommended that a minimum of three individuals participate in the exercise working together as part of a disaster planning / response team. By working together as a team you will be able to enhance your disaster knowledge and strengthen your teams overall capabilities.
Access and print copies of the Formidable Footprint exercise flyer to be distributed to your fellow team members.
To ensure that all participants receive important situational awareness materials prior to the exercise as well as a Certificate of Participation at the conclusion of the exercise everyone participating in an exercise will need to register. If an individual is not registered they will not receive important e-mailed materials designed to ensure their participation in the exercise is successful.
* Separate registration is required to participate in each exercise.
Help America's communities and neighborhoods become better prepared for the next disaster by becoming an Exercise Partner. Exercise Partner Registration.
Access a complete listing of Exercise Supporters and Partners.