Emergency preparedness training and exercises are not open to the public. Community Outreach events are open to the public. Official agency representatives who want to observe exercises may contact the Office of Emergency Management about attending.
Exercises are a key component of national preparedness-they provide elected and appointed officials and stakeholders from across the whole community with the opportunity to shape planning, assess and validate capabilities, and address areas for improvement in a low risk environment.
Annapolis City Wide Exercise
Every year, the Office of Emergency Management hosts a citywide exercise to "test plans and systems and obtain lessons learned." (City code section 11.48.060(c)(7). This years citywide exercise focused on how the City would respond to an Active Assailant. Unfortunately, across the country there has been an increase in gun violence. Annapolis, itself, has fallen victim to such crime. This exercise will be a culmination of a months long effort to develop a robust response to an active assailant threat should Annapolis experience one.
The Office of Emergency Management offers a variety of training to residents. Those community members interested in having a training delivered by a member of OEM is asked to complete the Training Request Form.