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Formidable Footprint Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

Exercise Benefits / Facts
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Formidable Footprint Tabletop Exercise

The Disaster Resistant Communities Group and its team of experienced exercise designers continue to provide opportunities for community, neighborhood and faith based organizations along with local emergency response and management agencies to participate in the series of nationwide Formidable Footprint Exercise.

This series of exercises serves as an opportunity for participants 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 Formidable Footprint exercises.

Exercise Basics / Briefing

An Exercise Briefing video has been produced to ensure that teams and individual team members are ready to successfully participate in a Formidable Footprint exercise. 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.

Exercise Participation Information

Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Registration *
Exercise Briefing Video Location / Participation **
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
September 29, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
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Wildfire CLOSED Access and view the Exercise Briefing Video From a neighborhood home, community center or local church via the ONX System as part of your organization’s Disaster Response Team
October 27, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
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Zombie Apocalypse (Pandemic) Register Now
January 26, 2019 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
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Tornado Register Now
February 23, 2019 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
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Earthquake Register Now
March 30, 2019 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
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Hurricane Register Now
April 27, 2019 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
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Influenza Pandemic Register Now
May 18, 2019 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
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Solar Storm Register Now
June 29, 2019 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
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Flood Register Now
* Separate registration is required to participate in each exercise.
** Everyone who will be participating in the exercise must register for the following reasons:
  1. Prior to the exercise important Read Ahead materials will be e-mailed to all registered participants. These materials are important to ensure your participation in the exercise is successful.
  2. At the end of the exercise only registered participants will be able to complete and submit their individual exercise evaluation (Hotwash).
  3. Only registered participants will be able to access and print their Certificate of Participation once they have submitted their individual exercise evaluation.

Exercise Participant Showcase

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

Exercise Participant Testimonials

Access what individuals who have participated in previous Formidable Footprint exercises are saying about their experience.

Exercise Preparation – CERT Refresher Course

To assist Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) in preparing for a Formidable Footprint exercise CERT members can participate in a unique internet based CERT Refresher Course at NO CHARGE.

Access the CERT Refresher Course.