Eastern Kentucky University Homeland Security Students Serve as Simulation Cell Controllers in the 2015 Regional Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Drill

Eastern Kentucky University Homeland Security Students Serve as Simulation Cell Controllers in the 2015 Regional Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Drill

On September 15th and 16th, twenty student volunteers from the Eastern Kentucky University Homeland Security Program (including two graduate students from the Safety, Security and Emergency Management Master’s Program) collaborated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA Region IV), the U.S. Army Chemical Activity Command, the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and numerous responders from other state and local agencies.  The students were trained and served as Simulation Cell Controllers for the 2015 Regional Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness (CSEPP) Drill.    

CSEPP is a partnership between FEMA and the U.S. Department of the Army that provides emergency preparedness assistance and resources to communities surrounding the Army’s chemical warfare agent stockpiles.    A simulation cell is a group of people who play the roles of various individuals / organizations who may be affected by the fictitious scenario.  The controllers in a simulation cell inject scenario elements to emergency operations personnel in order to simulate real events. 

Published on September 21, 2015

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