8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
except state-observed holidays
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security
Indiana Government Center-South, Room E208
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
About the Exercise Section
The Exercise section provides first responders, volunteers, elected officials, emergency managers, private industry and others a chance to implement the 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 section 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 exercises defined by the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP):
- Functional exercises
- Full-scale exercises
The Exercise section provides support and guidance related to designing, developing and conducting these exercises at the district, regional and state level. Exercise staff also ensure that exercises are HSEEP-compliant.
Integrated Preparedness Planning Workshop (IPPW) Guide and Templates
Exercise Starter Kits
- Exercise Starter Kit for Vaccinations (FEMA)
- Exercise Starter Kit for Preparedness in a Pandemic (FEMA)
- Exercise Starter Kit for Workshop on Reconstituting Operations (FEMA)
Exercise of School Explosion (2019)
Exercise of Water Rescues During Flood Event (2018)
- Acadis Portal
- Application for Public Safety Identification Number
- Note: Do not use the application if you already have a PSID number.
- IDHS Exercise Guide
- iGMS Login
- National Incident Management System (NIMS) Information