Taking Action: Creating Model Emergency Management Plans for Schools, Institutions of Higher Education and Houses of Worship

Emergency planning, training, and networking

Seven staff members from our college campus attended the FEMA training on emergency management for higher education sponsored by Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI in December of 2012. This training is highly recommended! It motivated, those of us in attendance, to create a committee to take an active role in emergency preparedness/planning on campus. The training also provided us with the ability to network with other colleges and universities. As a follow up to connections the training provided, we visited another college campus who had performed a full scale emergency exercise that included local, state, and out of state responding agencies and emergency services. They shared their process, plan, policies/procedures, EOC set up, and outcomes. The sharing of information like this is so incredibly valuable! It provides a starting point, which we are taking and modifying to reflect your institution.


In regard to gun violence; our Campus Safety Director has been performing an "active shooter" training with staff and students, utilizing the video "Run, Hide, Fight", the weblink to view it is accompanied with additional training and discussion.



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