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Ranking Schools’ Strengths and Weaknesses in Emergency Management

Biggest Weakness Category: Scene Control & Fatality Management

Now onto the categories with room to improve.

Overall, 95 percent of participants expressed concerns with their institution’s ability to handle and process the scene of a mass fatality incident on their campus.

Additionally, 36 percent of institutions cited moderate challenges while 59 percent cited major challenges, including a lack of mass casualty plans and securing research or other protected facilities on campus during an incident.

Just 5 percent of institutions reported no challenges, and recommended best practices including pre-existing relationships with external partners as key to their recovery operations.

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