|Formidable Footprint – A National Community / Neighborhood Exercise Series|
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.
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 who have participated in previous Formidable Footprint exercises are saying about their experience.
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.
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.
Access and print copies of the Formidable Footprint exercise flyer to distribute 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.