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Indiana Department of Homeland Security

IDHS > About IDHS > Training & Exercise > Exercise Section Exercise Section

Division of Preparedness and Training Division
Exercise Section
Lauren Taverna    
State Exercise Program Manager/North, (317) 518-0227
Jon Snell    
State Exercise Program Manager/South, (317) 501-4270

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security Exercise Program provides first responders, volunteers, elected officials, emergency managers, private industry and others a chance to implement those skills necessary to protect lives and property during a simulated catastrophic event. This is accomplished by providing all-hazards training that emphasizes the importance of prevention, protection, response, and recovery. The goal of the Exercise Program is to improve the overall readiness and core capabilities of emergency response by validating training, emergency plans and procedures to reveal strengths and weaknesses, demonstrate operational capabilities, and to prepare personnel for real world events.  This readiness is implemented through a building block process of Seminars, Workshops, Tabletops, Games, Drills, Functional and Full Scale Exercises which are defined by the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).