A tabletop drill
is a facilitated analysis of an emergency situation in an informal, stressfree environment.
The tools and machines included pliers, a paper punch, a wind-up toy, and a small tabletop drill
And once a year, we do a large-scale, tabletop drill
where we run the full gamut of scenarios," he says.
On Friday, the students participated in a tabletop drill
. The scenario was a large earthquake that, in addition to leaving people injured, affected a dairy farm, a zoo and a racetrack where a horse was stuck.
"It's a tabletop drill
, an opportunity to sit around a conference table in a non-threatening environment and deal with the issues that might come up, discuss them thoroughly--if you're going to make mistakes that's the time to make them."
The two devised a joint training program where one organization would conduct a tabletop drill
at the other's facility.
The bulk of the money for the Tri-EPIC tabletop drill
that was held in Southbridge on March 11 came from the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, which distributes funding from the federal Department of Homeland Security.
An all-day tabletop drill
for a large-scale pandemic will be held March 11 at the Community Center.
Edward McNamara, executive director of the Central Massachusetts Emergency Medical Services Corp., said a tabletop drill
in which a fictitious dirty bomb was set off in Worcester and West Boylston took place last week.
"School crisis response training and exercises can be discussion-based (orientation seminars, workshops or tabletop drills
) or operations-based (a variety of specific emergency drills, functional exercise drills or full-scale exercises), each of which can be useful in preparing school staff, crisis team members, students and other agencies for a wide variety of crises.
In addition to tabletop drills
, field exercises help responders prepare for disaster scenarios.