Exercises are activities that consider or simulate a real-life situation so that an agency is able to review or test procedures and practice participants in defined roles. As real-life events do not occur that often, exercising is a good way to measure the effectiveness of plans and allow staff an opportunity to practice their skills against a scenario or in a simulated emergency environment.
24-7 Monitoring, Alerting and Reporting Centre ›
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, staff at NEMA's Monitoring, Alerting and Reporting (MAR) Centre monitor, assess and report on potential hazards. When there is an emergency, the Centre will provide situational awareness so that NEMA or other agencies can respond – and, where necessary, alert the public about threats to life or property.