Emergency Management Staff Trainer (EMST)
Available through the web, EMST presents real-time incorporating emails, social media updates, news videos, website articles, simulated conversations, meetings, maps, and images. These injects require participants to prioritize tasks, respond to or moderate situations, and predict how their responses will affect the remainder of the emergency situation. An all-hazards trainer, this virtual staff trainer incorporates a wide variety of scenarios, ranging from small-scale human error to large-scale natural disasters, terrorist attacks, pandemics, and civil unrest. Scenarios can be easily customized and allow for role-specific training for individuals, teams, and multiple agencies working together as a joint state response system (JSRTS). EMST also incorporates an After-Action Review capability that automatically assesses each participant’s performance.