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Emergency Exercises

Foresee Associates specialise in designing, delivering and facilitating emergency exercise models.
Be it a walk-through, a tabletop simulation, live play or strategic gold group, we can design the exercise you need to test your plans and people in any emergency situation.

Here are some examples of the exercises we have designed for clients.

Pandora’s Box – classroom exercise
Pandora’s Box is a regular feature in our training exercises. It consists of bespoke incident scenarios to allow students on our programmes to exercise the skills learned in situational assessment, critical-incident decision making, and briefing.

Versions of Pandora’s Box have been delivered to Chief Inspectors and Superintendents at the Scottish Police College; MOD Police and Naval Officers at HM Naval Base, Faslane; Council Incident Officers (COIs); head teachers; education officials; and senior officers in the Fire Service.

Morag’s Road – contingency plans 
Delivered on behalf of Transport Scotland, this bespoke tabletop exercise was designed to test the Emergency Response Plan for a landslide incident on the A83 Rest and be Thankful in Argyll.
Representatives of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland, Argyll & Bute Council and Police Scotland all played a part in the exercise.

Watermark – live-play exercise 
This live-play exercise simulates a tactical coordination meeting in response to a severe weather event and major flooding in a large Glasgow shopping complex.
It has experienced ‘blue light’ incident managers as role players. Partly conducted in an outdoor setting, Watermark supplements our Council Incident Officer (CIO) training programme.

Winter Warrior – tabletop exercise 
Winter Warrior was a bespoke winter-preparedness exercise. It was based on a simulated major power outage caused by severe weather affecting the Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks’ south-east customer base.

Violet Cloud –
multiple corporate management teams

Our role was twofold with Exercise Violet Cloud. We assisted the planning team with exercise delivery and we provided independent monitoring and reporting on how three local authorities (Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and East Renfrewshire) managed their response to a simulated collision between a chemical tanker and a council vehicle.

All three chief executives played the exercise with their corporate management teams. 

Edinburgh Castle –
test of site-specific emergency arrangements

This bespoke tabletop exercise was designed around a hypothetical serious fire incident at Edinburgh Castle.

It featured the executive team at Historic Scotland and the crisis management team (CMT) responsible for activating the Emergency Plan for the castle.