California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Captain Jeff Cowan reviewing procedures at a drill.

Drill Tools

Manuals & Handbooks

  • Incident Management Handbook (PDF) - The Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook (IMH) is designed to assist Coast Guard personnel in the use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) during multi-contingency response operations and planned events. The IMH is an easy reference job aid for spill responders. It is not a policy document, but rather guidance for response personnel.
  • Drills & Exercises Evaluation Guidance Manual (PDF) - The Drills and Exercises Evaluation Guidance Manual is a reference document assembled to provide direction and insight for OSPR staff and the regulated industry to meet OSPR drill requirements. It contains a description of types of exercises, describes the exercise evaluation process, PREP objectives and an interface between PREP and ICS structure. The use of this manual is not required for drills and exercises in California. Rather, it is intended to enhance the experience of participants and evaluators. Additional beneficial comments are welcome and may be submitted to OSPR drill coordinators for insertion into future revisions.

ACP Plans

Incident Command System

GIS Response Applications

  • (ERMA) Environmental Response Management Application - The Environmental Response Management Application ® (ERMA) is a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) tool for emergency response. It contains data published by local stakeholders and the regional response community. It was designed by NOAA, the University of New Hampshire and U.S. EPA.

Contact Information

Christopher Klumpp
Phone: 916-322-1195

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Page Last Updated: February 7, 2014