At the end of your exercise, it is the time to gather information to be included in the After Action Report (AAR). To prepare the AAR, exercise evaluators analyze data collected from the hot wash, debrief, Participant Feedback Forms, and other sources (e.g., plans, policies, procedures, criteria developed for the exercise, standards within the industry, etc.) and compare actual results with the intended outcome. The level of detail in an AAR is based on the exercise type and scope. AAR conclusions are usually discussed and validated at an After-Action Conference that occurs within several weeks after the exercise is conducted.
In this short video clip from the Crisis Coordinator Webinar Series, Rob Burton discusses some of the information that should be collected.
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