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IDHS > About IDHS > Training & Exercise > Exercise Section Exercise Section

Division of Preparedness and Training - Exercise Section

Brandon Wood - Division Director, 317-232-2447 or 317-383-1111

Lauren Taverna - State Exercise Program Manager/North, 317-518-0227

Jon Snell - State Exercise Training Officer, 317-501-4270

Ashley Baldwin - Exercise Program Manager/South, 317-501-6244

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security Exercise Program provides first responders, volunteers, elected officials, emergency managers, private industry and others a chance to implement those skills necessary to protect lives and property during a simulated catastrophic event. This is accomplished by providing all-hazards training that emphasizes the importance of prevention, protection, response, and recovery. The goal of the Exercise Program is to improve the overall readiness and core capabilities of emergency response by validating training, emergency plans and procedures to reveal strengths and weaknesses, demonstrate operational capabilities, and to prepare personnel for real world events.  This readiness is implemented through a building block process of Seminars, Workshops, Tabletops, Games, Drills, Functional and Full Scale Exercises which are defined by the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

Operations Based Exercise Templates

Discussion Based Exercise Templates