Extension is uniquely positioned to participate in emergency exercises, formally or informally, with the goal of engaging community members in emergency and disaster preparedness. With their knowledge of community needs, Extension personnel are valuable resources and can assist emergency managers in the process of identifying local risks and vulnerabilities as well as identifying capabilities that should be tested and strengthened through the process of exercises. By facilitating, participating in, or evaluating exercises, Extension professionals can help communities better prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from disasters.
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Smith, J., Black, L., & Williams, L. (2012). Emergency Exercise Participation and Evaluation. The Journal of Extension, 50(3), Article 46. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss3/46