I coordinated with city, county, regional and state agencies throughout the State of Texas on developing terrorism-related training and exercises from 2002 until 2009, recruiting, and coordinating with the Texas Engineering Extension Services, National Response and Rescue Training Center to meet FEMA Consequence Management of Terrorism Grant program requirements. During my 7 yrs I assisted, coordinated and brought over 500 exercises ranging from Tabletop, Functional, and Full-scale and well in excess of 1,000 free training courses throughout the State of Texas. Almost every city, county, regional and/or state agency participated in one or more of my terrorism exercises. In the later years I ultimately ended up being the person to coordinate on state-wide functional and full-scale hurricane exercises. My average day consisted of calling local, and/or regional emergency management offices or agencies to offer them the opportunity of participating in one of my exercises and in return we would provide them multiple classes for their first responders that they then would apply their learned skills during these exercises. I communicated with emergency management, public health, law enforcement, fire departments, mayors, judges and regional councils of government. There wasn't a single local, regional or state office or agencies that I did not and one time or another in 7 years speak to meet or get them involved in either my terrorism or hurricane exercises.
Senior leadership support, a couple of great supervisors
Activation during emergencies, public humiliation by senior leadership, low state pay with not raises over 11yrs, only way to get a raise was change jobs.