INTERNAL OFFICE DRILLS
REFERENCE: WSOM Chapter A-17
PERFORMED BY: All Warning Offices
PURPOSE: Internal emergency drills are a vital part of an office’s internal preparedness program. Drills for extreme or uncommon events ensure that staff with operational responsibility are knowledgeable of the procedures to be used during any adverse event.
CHANGES: No significant programmatic changes have been made to the drills policy; it remains an important aspect of the overall preparedness campaign.
COMMENTS: Drills should be conducted at offices on at least an annual basis. Drill topics should include: operational procedures on hazardous weather threats (hurricane, severe weather, flood, etc.) in the area; aircraft accident documentation procedures; backup operations and power/communications failure; support for a hazardous materials incident; and office evacuation. Wherever possible, drills should be tailored for the local area. Drills should be documented using the form attached to ROML S-34-96. The completed annual drills summary form should be sent to SRH MSB by October 15.
CONTACT: Larry Vannozzi, W/SR1x4, (817) 978-2652 x 106