The mechanics of the exercise framework revolve around the analysis of capabilities and the development of agency exercise schedules which will be consolidated into the State Exercise Calendar.
Each Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Local Government Authority will conduct a Capability Analysis to identify which capabilities they need practice, in order to respond to, and recover from a State level emergency and/or that pose the greatest risk to their capacity to provide
support functions to Hazard Management Agencies and other EMAs .
In the first instance, it is recommended that agencies use existing sources of data to contribute to this process. These can include:
Agencies and local governments are requested to submit an exercise schedule in
advance of planned exercises to facilitate the sharing of information and
opportunities to exercise with other interested parties. This can be done using
the State Exercise Calendar or through the annual Preparedness Survey.