News Media Simulation
News media simulation is a crucial element of training and emergency preparedness exercises. Testing public information capabilities by simulating interactions with the news media provides a means to evaluate response in a controlled environment. Scenario-based news stories (including social media) presented by former real-life journalists create the most realistic training environment for communication professionals to practice decision making and improve implementation of response plans.
The PAST Fusion Cell uses the Exercise Training Network (ETN), which is a comprehensive emergency management training tool for law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical services, public health, emergency management, healthcare (hospital) systems, commercial nuclear industry, local, state and federal government, to provide enhanced realism during training and emergency preparedness exercises.
Realistic exercises and drills are the best way to test preparedness and response capabilities. Our team is familiar with a wide range of hazards and exercise strategies. By providing virtual, tabletop or functional exercise platforms, we support scenario development, news media simulation, planning, evaluation and follow-up to ensure maximum value for participants.
Training is a crucial element of emergency preparedness and scenario-based exercises provide the most realistic training sessions for emergency responders to practice decision making. ETN was created with that in mind and provides a multi-faceted digital platform that addresses several exercise needs.
- Multi-media driven tabletop exercises in a secure environment
- Virtual SimCell
- Real-time social media play across native platforms
- Exercise News – real-time and interactive news media play
- Expert evaluation and consultation