TABLE TOP:-Guwahati EMEx 2015

Table Top

On the day before the field drill, all participants led by respective team leaders from various collaborating local agencies will meet along with Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) to practice simulated scenarios to identify bottlenecks in emergency communication and execution, with a focus on the drill scheduled for the following day.


The table top is a unique exercise which has been developed over years of practice in various locations across the world to practice simulated scenarios to identify road blocks in inter-agency communication and coordination. It will bring together leaders of Guwahati’s response agencies viz. Fire, Police, NDRF and EMS, along with heads of hospitals, Doctors, Nurses, non-governmental organizations, and walk through a simulated disaster step by step. The participants of all 11 training track will participate in the half day long Table Top Exercise.
 As the scenario unfolds, the facilitator will stop, and ask each group to propose in on their response strategy. Such exercises have proven to reveal the strengths and gaps in inter-agency communication and discrepancies and overlaps in response planning among the various stake holders.