Emergency Planning

Study: 85% of Colleges Have Emergency Plans

WASHINGTON

Illinois District Implements Safety Plan for 53 Schools

ELGIN, Ill.

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

White Paper: 11 Questions About Your Crisis-Response Plan

Read: Minnesota University Uses Notification to Recruit Flood Volunteers

Minnesota University Uses Notification to Recruit Flood Volunteers

Through the university’s preparation for the event, as well as its e2Campus mass notification system, MSUM was not only able to notify students and staff of life safety information, but also gather enough sandbagging volunteers to prevent further damage to the city.

Read: White Paper: Best Practices in Emergency Alerting

White Paper: Best Practices in Emergency Alerting

On today’s campuses, it is an unfortunate reality that emergency incidents can and do regularly occur. Institutions must be prepared to respond quickly to a broad range of events that interrupt daily operations – everything from acts of nature to acts of individuals. The headlines of newspapers are filled with stories of institutions caught unable to respond in an effective manner, underscoring the high costs of being unprepared.

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.

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