First Responder Site Assessment Tabletop Exercise

Open to Qualified First Responders Only

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First responders lead the response during the first 15 – 30 minutes of an incident. Actions taken in the first minutes of an incident can make the difference between an efficient, coordinated response and an embarrassing failure. Through tabletop exercises, the participants will have a better understanding on how to look for the obvious and hidden obstacles and methods, and solutions to improve the community they live in.

In these 90 minute sessions students use a model city built by NSA instructors to work through the exercises. They are designed to provide the student with an overview of site assessment methodology for assessing communities, CBRNE and Hazmat consideration, ICS and NIMS components, Bomb Threat and Detonation considerations and Crowd Control and Evacuation. Participants will also have improved their capacity to recognize behavioral indicators common to terrorists and terrorist groups.

Note: The First Responder Tabletop Exercise Program is a 90-minute program offered 12 times during GovSec/U.S. Law. Attendance at each session is limited to 16 first reponders. There is no charge for this program; pre-registration is required and available at the National Sheriffs’ Association booth in U.S. Law


Mary Irene Cooper,
Chief of Government Affairs, DEA and President of Women in Federal Law Enforcement
Jessie Lane,
Diversity Manager, USSS, Vice President, Women in Federal Law Enforcement


Presentations for the First Responder Tabletop Exercise include:

Tuesday, March 23

Wednesday, March 24

NSA-1: 10:30 - 12:00PM

NSA-7: 10:30 - 12:00PM

NSA-2: 10:30 - 12:00PM

NSA-8: 10:30 - 12:00PM

NSA-3: 12:30PM – 2:00 PM

NSA-9: 12:30PM – 2:00 PM

NSA-4: 12:30PM – 2:00 PM

NSA-10: 12:30PM – 2:00 PM

NSA-5: 2 :30 PM – 4:00PM

NSA-11: 2 :30 PM – 4:00PM

NSA-6: 2 :30 PM – 4:00PM

NSA-12: 2 :30 PM – 4:00PM


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