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Read: With NIMS and ICS, Practice Makes Perfect

With NIMS and ICS, Practice Makes Perfect

The University of Rhode Island shows how campuses can become proficient in ICS and NIMS by using them in planned campus activities.

Emergency Managers Can Be Invaluable Resources

Read: White Paper: 11 Questions About Your Crisis-Response Plan

White Paper: 11 Questions About Your Crisis-Response Plan

Read: Case Study: Radford University Overcomes Emergency Management Hurdles

Case Study: Radford University Overcomes Emergency Management Hurdles

Officials at Radford University in Virginia have collaborated with other campuses and first responders, as well as city, county and state government officials to overcome its emergency preparedness obstacles.

Read: Colorado Takes Leap Forward in School Emergency Preparedness

Colorado Takes Leap Forward in School Emergency Preparedness

Recently passed legislation requiring NIMS compliance, communications interoperability and MOUs promises to make K-12 campuses in the Rocky Mountain State better able to respond to crises.

Read: Iowa Floods Test Mount Mercy’s Emergency Management Plan

Iowa Floods Test Mount Mercy’s Emergency Management Plan

This July, as flood waters wreaked havoc on Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy College had an opportunity to implement its own disaster preparedness plans, which included contingency plans for natural disasters like flooding and tornadoes.

Read: Are You Ready to Recover?

Are You Ready to Recover?

Every campus needs to be prepared to help affected people recover from the emotional trauma of mass casualty events. A well-prepared crisis recovery plan will lay the groundwork for these efforts.

Read: The Golden State Standard: California Community Colleges Get Prepared

The Golden State Standard: California Community Colleges Get Prepared

Of all the higher education institutions in America, community colleges are the ones most often overlooked when it comes to emergency preparedness. California, however, has embarked on an initiative that will ensure its two-year colleges will be able to appropriately respond should a disaster strike.

Read: On Patrol: It’s Showtime for Emergency Management

On Patrol: It’s Showtime for Emergency Management

Planning ahead for a potential disaster is just one of the many responsibilities facing UC Davis’ Emergency Manager Valerie Lucus, as she emerges from behind the scenes to explain what it means to be in such a position.

Putting Your Plans Together

In the first two installments of our three-part series on NFPA and NIMS compliance, CS readers learned the importance of understanding the applicable codes and how to start creating their emergency/disaster management plans. This last installment shows you how to compile this information into a fully viable program.

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