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FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Virtual Tabletop Exercise (VTTX) program will offer three sessions of a hurricane scenario on April 24, 25 and 26. The VTTX occurs 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST. To participate, send an email to Doug Kahn at or call 301-447-7645. Also, send a courtesy copy email to the Integrated Emergency Management Branch at or call 301-447-1381. The application deadline is April 6. Content is the same each day, and participants need only attend one session. Additional information is available at


  • Is designed to examine the ability of federal, state, local, tribal and territorial jurisdictions to a respond to a hurricane;
  • Helps communities prepare for the upcoming hurricane season using historical events and recovery actions;
  • Involves key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting;
  • Can be used to assess plans, policies, training and procedures during a hurricane.

Each month, EMI conducts a VTTX series using a Video Teleconference (VTC) platform to reach community-based training audiences around the country by providing a virtual forum for interactive disaster training. The VTTX is designed for a group of 10 or more representatives from state, local, tribal and territorial emergency management communities of practice. It provides a unique opportunity for responders across the nation to simultaneously participate in a hazard-specific, facilitated discussion. Participants will need to connect via a site equipped with the appropriate VTC capability (not Adobe Connect or Face Time-based), but alternate ways to participate are also available upon request.