Exercise Activity

In 2012, team members of the Exercise Unit provided direct support to and participated in more than 30 exercises, ranging from conferences and seminars to a national, full-scale exercise. The Exercise Unit manages and tracks all exercise activity using the Master Exercise and Training Information System, otherwise known as "METIS." METIS is a free, web-based platform accessible to any stakeholder with exercise responsibilities. Currently, the states of New Jersey and New York utilize METIS as their official exercise management program.
The following is a list of some notable exercises that occurred in 2012:

  • National Level Exercise 2012 (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
  • Mid-Summer's NightMARES (Health Care Association of New Jersey)
  • Operation Salad Spoiler (St. Luke's Hospital - Warren Campus)
  • Erneeshee Bioterrorism Exercise (Various private sector partners)
  • New Jersey Cyber Exercise Symposium (New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness)
  • Auten Road School Evacuation (Hillsborough Township)
  • Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program Exercise Series (Statewide, County OEM's)
  • Multi-Jurisdictional IED (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
  • Maritime Exercise Series (New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness)
  • NJDOT Baseline Assessment (New Jersey Department of Transportation)
  • Public Health Emergency Communications Drills (New Jersey Public Health Amateur Radio Consortium)
  • New Jersey / New York Port Exercise Series (Various maritime stakeholders)
The Exercise Unit anticipates that 2013 will also be an active year for exercises and is ready to provide support and assistance to stakeholders throughout New Jersey.