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TRB Webinar: Taking Preparedness Seriously: Emergency Exercises for Any Airport


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Date(s)
April 18, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
FREE
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.0 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)
Details

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features  research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 72: Table Top and Full-scale Emergency Exercises for General Aviation, Non-hub and Small Hub Airports and Research Report 187: Transportation Emergency Response Application (TERA) Support Materials for Airport EOC Exercises.

Airports must be prepared to address the many hazards that could affect facilities, operations, personnel, and passengers. Exercises are essential for emergency and disaster preparedness. By conducting and evaluating exercises, airports can assess the readiness of its plans, policies, procedures, systems, and resources for a variety of disaster scenarios. This webinar will feature tabletop and full-scale emergency exercise practices that may be used by small general aviation, non-hub, and small hub airports. The webinar will also focus on Transportation Emergency Response Application (TERA) support materials for commercial airports of all sizes. These materials may help guide airport staff tasked with planning, coordinating, and facilitating a functional Emergency Operations Center (EOC) exercise or an annual tabletop exercise.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • James Smith, Smith-Woolwine, Inc.
  • Timothy Riecker, Emergency Preparedness Solutions, LLC
  • Robin Riecker, Emergency Preparedness Solutions, LLC

Moderated by:  Brett Fay, Tampa International Airport

Webinar Outline ‚Äč

  1. ACRP Synthesis 72: Table Top and Full-scale Emergency Exercises for General Aviation, Non-hub and Small Hub Airports
    • Sample exercise tools and plans,
    • Checklist of effective practices for tabletop and full-scale emergency exercises
    • Road map for developing an effective exercise program
    • Survey results and case study examples
  2. ACRP Report 187: Transportation Emergency Response Application (TERA) Support Materials for Airport EOC Exercises
    • Overview of the TERA web-based preparedness exercise platform
    • Update on how to access TERA
    • Supporting materials made available to airports to support TERA exercises
  3. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will able to:

  • Describe the tools and plans available for developing an effective exercise program for small airports
  • Discuss the benefits of the TERA platform for airport preparedness exercises
  • Identify how to access TERA and understand how to use the supporting materials available for TERA exercises

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting www.aaae.org/ceu. For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact accreditation@aaae.org.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.