Developing Emergency Operations Plans K-12 101
This 4-hour REMS training presents important Federal guidance on school emergency management planning. In June 2013, the Obama Administration released the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans, which provides an overview of Federal guidance on school emergency management planning. The Guide incorporates lessons learned from recent events, like the school shooting in Newtown and the tornadoes in Oklahoma, as well as years of emergency planning work by the Federal government, to present a recommended process, important content elements, and key considerations for school emergency operations plan (EOP) development. Lessons learned from school emergencies highlight the importance of preparing school officials and first responders to implement school EOPs. With this training, an expert team will provide an overview of a recommended six step planning process to create a high-quality school EOP. This six step planning process is designed to help schools develop a plan, conduct a comprehensive review of their entire plan, or conduct periodic and incremental reviews of a plan’s components. The planning process discussed during the training is flexible and can be adapted to accommodate a school’s unique characteristics and situation.
The target audience for this course is those interested in creating, revising, or enhancing school EOPs, including: school staff who serve, or will serve, on their school or school district’s EOP planning team and other interested stakeholders such as first responders, emergency services personnel, law enforcement, and others.