Developing Emergency Operations Plans IHE 101 Train-the-Trainer

This 8-hour REMS Train-the-Trainer course presents important Federal guidance on emergency management planning for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). Faced with emergencies ranging from fires, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes to pandemic influenza and other infectious diseases, and active shooter situations, it is critical for IHEs to plan ahead to help ensure the safety and general welfare of all members of the campus community.  Lessons learned from emergencies involving IHEs highlight the importance of preparing IHE officials and first responders to implement Higher Ed EOPs.  With this IHE 101 Train-the-Trainer course, an expert team will train potential master trainers on the recommended six step planning process to create a high-quality Higher Ed EOP.  This six step planning process is designed to help IHEs 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 course is flexible and can be adapted to accommodate an IHE’s unique characteristics and situation.

The target audience for this course is potential master trainers from participating IHEs responsible for training site-based planning teams interested in creating, revising, or enhancing Higher Ed EOPs; IHE personnel who serve, or will serve, on their IHE’s EOP planning team; and other interested stakeholders, including first responders, emergency medical services personnel, campus and/or public health officials, campus and/or city police, students, and other campus and community partners.