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DEO-DES Courses

Developing Exercise Objectives and Scenarios

These two web-based tutorials prepare emergency management planners to develop exercise objectives and scenario materials for operations-based exercises.

DEO-DES Courses

Basic Exercise Controller and Evaluator Tutorial

The goal of this tutorial is to train federal and contractor employees assigned as Controllers, Evaluators, and/or Controller/Evaluator in the standard basic techniques of exercise control and evaluation as outlined in the DOE Guide
151.1-3, Programmatic Elements Emergency Management Guide, Chapter 3, Exercises.

Exercise Builder Online Training

Exercise Builder Online Training

The goal of this training is to teach federal and contractor employees assigned as Exercise Planners and associated staff to use Exercise Builder, which is an emergency exercise/drill development tool.

Exercise Builder Online Training

Exercise Responder/Player Briefing

The goal of this briefing is to prepare emergency responders and players prior to their participation in Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) site/facility emergency exercises and drills.  It is designed to take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.


COOP Connection

COOP Connection Newsletter, April - July 2016 (PDF)

Produced by the EMI SIG Continuity of Operations Subcommittee (COOPSC), the goal of this COOPSC newsletter is to provide COOP-related information to COOP personnel across the DOE Complex.

View previous newletters


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EMI SIG SharePoint Reference Guide (PDF)

This EMI SIG SharePoint Reference Guide is designed to help EMI SIG members understand basic tools for access and navigation of the EMI SIG SharePoint sites. Even though EMI SIG subcommittees or working groups may have different displays of information, all SharePoint sites have common navigation tools.



Categorization and Classification OverviewCategorization and Classification Overview for Offsite Agencies (PPTX)

The purpose of this training course is to provide a foundation for an Offsite Training Program for Offsite Response entities that is in compliance with DOE Order 151.1C, Comprehensive Emergency Management System and DOE Guide 151.1-3, Programmatic Elements. 


The materials and training content should be standardized across the complex with the exception of site-specific responsibilities.  In some areas throughout this training, it will be appropriate for DOE/NNSA sites to insert applicable site-specific material.


Exercise Builder Version 8

Exercise Builder Version 8 (EBv8)

EBv8 is the next generation of the Exercise Builder software. It has been redesigned and developed using Microsoft's most current application development technology and allows for easy implementation of future improvements. You must be an EMI SIG member to receive a copy of EBv8. Request a copy.

Resource Library

Resource Library of Emergency Management Topics

This library is a collection of Emergency Management Program topics developed by the EMI SIG Training Subcommittee for use in preparing emergency management briefings, orientations, and training materials.

Drill Suits

Emergency Response Organization Proficiency Documentation Templates

In 2009 and 2010, the EMI SIG Training Subcommittee prepared three templates that may be used to document position proficiency for individual Emergency Response Organization (ERO) members. 

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Incorporating Lessons Learned/Best Practices into Emergency Management Training (PDF)

Updated in May 2012, this report documents the process used to gather information from the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) complex and others and provides examples on how to use Lessons Learned with a variety of training approaches.


DMCC Meteorological Monitoring Program Appraisal Tool (PDF)

This appraisal tool presents five attributes of an effective meteorological program, as determined by the DMCC leadership. It is intended to be used as a tool for the self-appraisal process.

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A Guide for the Conduct of Emergency Response Tabletop Activities (PDF)

The purpose of this Guide is to provide DOE contractor organizations with information that can be used to better understand tabletop training programs. Tabletop training activities can be applied, individually or as a team, to any working group whose successful performance depends on the timely and appropriate interaction of all individuals involved in emergency response efforts.