Exercises are used to validate training and emergency preparedness plans, as well as increase response capability and competence in all emergency functions.
The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) has been adopted by the State of Montana. HSEEP uses a common approach to exercises nationwide. Applying these principles to an exercise program is critical to the effective assessment of capabilities:
- Guided by elected and appointed officials
- Capability-based, objective driven
- Progressive planning approach
- Whole community integration
- Informed by risk
- Common methodology
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) focuses on Core Capabilities that pertain to the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery.
Forms and Templates used in planning, conducting, and documenting exercises in Montana that follow HSEEP guidelines are available below:
MONTANA HSEEP FORMS
EXERCISE DESIGN TEMPLATES
If you are hosting an exercise and would like it placed on the ReadyandSafe.mt.gov calendar, please complete and submit the MT DES Event Form.
Contact Information for State Exercise Coordinator