Training is a very important part of TCARES, we need to train to be able to be deployable. “Deployable” means that you are fully qualified, and ready, to be called out for an emergency. When you first become a member of TCARES you are placed in what’s called “Level 0”, this is the entry level, call it an apprentice level, when you have questions, and you will have lots of questions, ask any other TCARES member, if they don’t have an answer they can direct you to someone who does.
Training involves not only online courses but regular exercises. Exercises come in several flavors, the tabletop exercise is simply working through a scenario and deciding appropriate responses in a hypothetical environment with all activity on paper, the field exercise is one that includes actual deployment to a physical location.