Training and exercises play a large role at the Office of Preparedness and Response. We prioritize workforce development and our staff are required to take National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) courses.
The Office of Preparedness and Response regularly participates in and plans exercises. These realistic, but risk-free, exercises provide the opportunity to practice prevention, response, and recovery capabilities. For example, the Office of Preparedness and Response, Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Maryland Department of the Environment, and other state partners participate each year in an exercise to assess Maryland's ability to respond to an emergency at the Calvert Cliffs or Peach Bottom nuclear facilities.
Exercise Development Process
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