The purpose of this exercise is to expose EMT members to sensitive security situations they could potentially encounter during road movements. Team members should be familiar with relevant strategies to prevent and manage safety and security incidents during road movements in deployment areas, including appropriate planning, communication and negotiation skills.
In this exercise team members will have to prepare an unexpected road movement to the airport, considering the volatile security situation in the area. Once in the cars, team members will approach a checkpoint and they will have to interact and negotiate with the checkpoint holders to continue their travel. Team and individual behaviours will be key to ensure the safety of all team members.
See the complete table with learning objectives in the annex « Learning Objectives ».
|Approximate time required||Task||Instructions for delivery|
|15 min||Exercise briefing||
Delivered out of role. The trainers will explain the scenario in which the exercise is set, to allow participants to get immersed in the role and follow instructions.
Simulated setting: 11 am, the team is preparing to leave the disaster area soon
|15 min||Preparation for the road movement||
Add inject 1: The team will receive a message asking them to leave the area as soon as possible since the security situation is worsening.
Team members will have 15 min to prepare for the road trip. Then they will divide and get into the cars to start the travel.
|10 min||Road movement||The cars will drive for a while until reaching a checkpoint. Three checkpoint holders will start making signs to indicate the driver to stop the car.|
|20 min||Interaction at the checkpoint||
Add inject 2: The soldiers at the checkpoint will have several demands for the team and through some accusations.
The team will have to negotiate with the soldiers at the checkpoint to continue their travel safely.
|30 min||Debriefing||Delivered out of role. Refer to the annex Exercise debriefing|
|Total (approx.): 1h 30 min|
|Inject number||When?||To whom?||Inject summary|
|1||At the beginning of the exercise||To the team leader||Prepare the road movement|
|2||After a while driving||To the team||Soldiers at the checkpoint|
See the detailed description of the injects in the annex « Injects ».
Before starting the exercise make sure:
Trainers and facilitators have carefully read the exercise objectives and description
All the needed materials (see Resources section) are available
There is a space for cars to drive and a place to locate a checkpoint
A fake checkpoint is set up
Trainers have put items in both cars (alcoholic drinks, box of narcotics) before the ride