Emergency Readiness & Management - IHE

Emergency Readiness and Management
Higher Education

Institutions of higher education (IHEs) aim to provide students, faculty, and staff who live, work, and study on their college or university campus with a safe and healthy learning environment. It is crucial for IHEs and communities to collaborate to create plans that can be effectively implemented in an emergency situation, such as violence, crime, natural disasters, epidemics, and accidents.

Students, faculty, and staff at IHEs are better equipped to address the challenges presented during an emergency and the resilience to overcome crisis situations when safe and supportive learning environments are promoted and maintained.

Featured Resources

NEW Online Course: Preparing to Reunify Students With Families and Guardians Before, During, and After a School Emergency

Provides detailed guidance for forming and developing a family reunification process in the event of a school emergency. This new 30-45 minute course is freely available and includes additional information on planning basics and principles, emergency management functions, and hazards and threats.

EOP Assist software application (app)

Designs access to help K-12 schools and IHEs create and update high-quality school emergency operations plans (EOPS). Navigates end users through a six-step planning process recommended in the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (School Guide) and obtains a unique and downloadable school EOP.

IACP Programs Online Training Portal

Offers courses for law enforcement and criminal justice professionals to gain knowledge and training via specific courses on school safety and other related topics.

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