The Formidable Footprint Hurricane Exercise proved to be a valuable experience for my organization. It provided the opportunity to test our understanding of our role in realistic situations.

After reviewing the Inject Response Report and the answers we submitted, I have gained a better understanding of the scope and role that my organization can and will play in an emergency situation. From reading some of the other players responses I have learned the roles of other organizations as well as how they can vary from community to community.

For those new to the field I would highly recommend participating in one of these exercises. The value and learning experience gained will help you to better understand not only your organization but the field of emergency management as a whole.

For the seasoned emergency manager it can serve as a great refresher and can also provide you insight into how other organizations are run.


Todd Damren
Emergency Response Program
Volunteer Fairfax
Fairfax, VA