2019 Governor's EPPI

The 2019 Governor's Emergency Planning and Preparedness Initiative (EPPI) will be held for both state agencies and municipalities throughout the months of November and December. The 2019 EPPI will coincide with the 2019 nationwide utilities exercise know as GridEx V 2019. Additional information and resources are provided below.

2019 EPPI - State Agencies

State agencies and private non-profit partners, including the various Emergency Support Function (ESF) task forces and their members, will be required to participate in the 2019 EPPI on the following dates:

  • Thursday November 14, 2019


2019 EEPI - Municipalities and Tribal Nations

The 2019 Governor's EPPI exercise for municipalities will be held as regional tabletop exercises within each of the five DEMHS regions.



Exact times of exercise delivery will be coordinated through the DEMHS Regional Offices prior to the event.

DEMHS Region 1:

  • 12/11/19 - Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center (Day Delivery)

DEMHS Region 2:

  • 11/21/19 - Essex Town Hall (Evening Delivery)
  • 11/18/19 - Branford Fire Department (Day Delivery)

DEMHS Region 3:

  • 12/3/19 - 241 Main Street, Hartford (Day Delivery)
  • 12/5/19 -RCC Manchester (Evening Delivery)

DEMHS Region 4:

  • 12/10/19 - Colchester Town Hall (Day Delivery)
  • 12/3/19 - NECCOG, Dayville (Evening Delivery)

DEMHS Region 5:

  • 12/4/19 - Watertown Fire Department (Day Delivery)
  • 12/12/19 - Litchfield County Fire School (Evening Delivery)

About the Governor's EPPI

Since 2012, The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) has conducted an annual statewide exercise in order to prepare the state and its one-hundred and sixty-nine municipalities and two tribal nations for natural and man made disasters. Yearly, DEMHS develops a disaster scenario that is used by state agencies and local/tribal governments to exercise their emergency plans including the State Response Framework, Regional Emergency Support Plans and Local Emergency Operations Plans. Local, tribal, State and private-non profit stakeholders may be requested to participate in this yearly exercise in order prepare Connecticut for a variety of hazard situations.

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