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Step 7 – Conduct Hot Wash

The hot wash for the TTX should be conducted immediately following exercise completion. The most effective way of conducting a hot wash for these types of exercises is to have the facilitator review and discuss each of the TTX objectives and to what degree they were successfully accomplished. Evaluators should also provide feedback and observations on each of the objectives they were responsible for.

At the beginning of the hot wash, the facilitator should inform players that the purpose of the hot wash is to give them a chance to voice concerns and offer potential improvements while the experience is still fresh in their minds.

At the end of the hot wash, the facilitator should address any final questions and describe the next step in the evaluation process, which is to produce the after action report and improvement plan.