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Disaster Resistant California Community Colleges A Hazards Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Project Craig E. Zachlod, Ed.D., C.E.M. Emergency Manager.

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1 Disaster Resistant California Community Colleges A Hazards Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Project Craig E. Zachlod, Ed.D., C.E.M. Emergency Manager for the California Community College System

2 Background CCC has received a Grant from OHS Grant Objective: Hazard Assessment Grant Objective: Hazard Assessment New Opportunities for Preparedness CCCCO survey of colleges and districts (100% return) Conduct hazard vulnerability assessments of 111 college sites and 58 districts.

3 Bad things happen to Schools Including Community College Communities

4 Campus Emergencies Northridge Earthquake Columbine Virginia Tech Loma Prieta, Beslan, Russia, New Orleans, etc., etc.

5 CCC Grant Goals and Objectives Vulnerability assessments of districts and college sites Identify and apply for $ Assist college personnel

6 Objectives (continued) Implement System wide SEMS/NIMS compliance Improve communications with colleges and districts through creation of a system-side website Create System-wide taskforce Create regional/zone task forces or mutual aid groups Create System-wide procedures and practices that can be implemented with effect

7 Support provided to help us prepare and comply $500,000 in 2007 Additional Additional expected in 2008 Additional expected in 2008 Public and private partners New program development New program development EM System coordinator for CCC

8 Questions for Discussion How to organize regionally and statewide ? How do we determine task force members? What do we need to conduct hazard vulnerability assessments of 109 sites on limited funds? NFPA 1600 identifies three areas of hazards/ vulnerabilities–natural, man –made, technological- How do we balance our multi-hazards approach? NFPA 1600 identifies three areas of hazards/ vulnerabilities–natural, man –made, technological- How do we balance our multi-hazards approach? How do we get colleges and districts to comply? What new programs can help us achieve our goals ?

9 Phase 1 Action Plan Risk Assessment Executive and Leadership Education Identify Best Practices at CCs Risk Assessment Workshops Statewide NIMS/SEMS Compliance Workshops Statewide CEO and CBO Conference Statewide DRCCC Regional Mutual Aid Groups New Program Development

10 Are community colleges ready for emergencies and how can development of new EM programs help overall preparedness? Are community colleges ready for emergencies and how can development of new EM programs help overall preparedness?

11 Summary Assess readiness and problems Determine needs Broaden approach to community based In a major emergency who is responsible? School Personnel School Personnel Administrators, teachers, staff, students, community Risk Management Groups Risk Management Groups Emergency management in campus safety Financial planning needs to includes risk management First responders First responders Fire, police, public health, city, county and state agencies Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Governor’s Office of Emergency Services “We have been too confident about our ability to fend off harm in the future.” - USGS Scientist - USGS Scientist

12 Annual District and Colleges Emergency Plan: It’s the Law Education and Legislative Codes Ed Code Sections , 32282, , Ed Code Sections , 32282, , Petris Bill Petris Bill Katz Bill Katz Bill Field Act Field Act AB 166 AB 166 SEMS and NIMS mandates SEMS and NIMS mandates

13 The Bottom Line Campus Personnel are Accountable Districts and Campuses are required to: Establish and exercise disaster plans/procedures Establish and exercise disaster plans/procedures Inform staff that all public employees are disaster service workers during local, state and national emergencies Inform staff that all public employees are disaster service workers during local, state and national emergencies Establish procedures to train administrators, teachers, staff, students Establish procedures to train administrators, teachers, staff, students Establish ERCM/NIMS teams Establish ERCM/NIMS teams Ensure safe ingress and egress procedures Ensure safe ingress and egress procedures Establish mutual aid and sheltering agreements Establish mutual aid and sheltering agreements Develop procedures to ensure a safe and secure environment Develop procedures to ensure a safe and secure environment Questions of Risk, Liability and Competence Questions of Risk, Liability and Competence

14 Plan for the worst. but, hope for the best.

15 For More Information Contact New Website to be developed for CCCCO specifically on Emergency Management Craig Zachlod CCC Foundation


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