Presentation on theme: "All-Hazard Emergency Planning for Colleges and Universities Sponsored by The Illinois Terrorism Task Force Illinois Campus Security Task Force."— Presentation transcript:
All-Hazard Emergency Planning for Colleges and Universities Sponsored by The Illinois Terrorism Task Force Illinois Campus Security Task Force
Goals Provide attendees with practical, accurate and timely information regarding Emergency Management Planning. Demonstrate the linkage between effective Emergency Management planning and learning. Motivate attendees to review and revise their existing Emergency Operations Plans to be consistent with best practices.
Course Objectives –Recognize that emergency planning for campuses is community-based and continuing –Identify potential members of campus planning team –Identify types of hazards that present the highest risk for campuses and their potential damage (risk assessment)
Course Objectives (continued) –Assemble a planning team. –Develop or revise a campus all-hazard emergency operations plan (EOP). –Develop and implement a strategy for training and testing the plan. –Revise the EOP based on lessons learned from exercises and/or actual emergencies.
What Should Colleges and Universities Do? Develop or update a campus Emergency Operations Plan that addresses all four phases of emergency planning and takes an all-hazards approachDevelop or update a campus Emergency Operations Plan that addresses all four phases of emergency planning and takes an all-hazards approach
Phases of Emergency Management Preparedness ResponseRecovery Prevention/Mitigation US Dept of Education, ERCM Technical Assistance Center
An Emergency Management Plan That: Is developed collaboratively with community partners Is developed collaboratively with community partners Is based upon sound data and information [risk, vulnerability, consequence] Is based upon sound data and information [risk, vulnerability, consequence] Is tailored to conditions of individual campuses, facilities and offices Is tailored to conditions of individual campuses, facilities and offices Is exercised on a regular basis Is exercised on a regular basis
A Campus Emergency Management Plan That: Addresses special needs students Addresses special needs students Addresses Emerging Issues such as Pandemic Flu Addresses Emerging Issues such as Pandemic Flu Is continually reviewed and updated. Is continually reviewed and updated. Includes command structure coordinated with first responders and aligns with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Includes command structure coordinated with first responders and aligns with the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS Components & ICS Command and Management Additional Information: Preparedness Resource Management Communications and Information Management Ongoing Management and Maintenance Incident Command System Multiagency Coordination Systems Public Information
All Illinois State Supported Colleges and Universities are required to be National Incident Management System Compliant
State & Federal NIMS Mandates All state colleges and universities are required to adopt NIMS and use the Incident Command System/Unified Command to manage emergencies (Governors Executive Order # 12, 2004) NIMS requires all levels of government to: –Prepare for and use the Incident Command System (ICS) model for all domestic incidents –Adopt ICS as a condition for federal preparedness funding and other grants
NIMS & ICS Mandates (continued) –Hazardous Materials Incidents Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) – 1986 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Rule (q)(3)(i) requires all institutions and employers having hazardous materials to use ICS at incidents
Incident Command and Control –Identify WHO will be involved in the campus emergency response. –Recruit and form a Campus Emergency Management Team based on the Incident Command System Model. –Establish a campus Emergency Operations Center and assign responsibilities.
Emergency Communications: Key Messages Determine the current state of local emergency communications equipment and trainingmake recommendations for improvement Develop and maintain a written Emergency Communications Plan that is consistent with NIMS/ICS requirements (FEMA document 501-5) Develop and improve communication skills and networks Consider multi-modal systems including high tech and low tech IACLEA Strengthening Communications Between Campus Public Safety and Federal State & Local Emergency Responders 10/06
All-Hazard Campus Emergency Communications System Key Requirements of Alert System: 1. Alert as many people as quickly as possible in normal conditions 2. Alert as many people as quickly as possible without power and phone service 3. Constantly deliver alerts to specific groups of people in different locations 4. Ability to serve disabled and special needs persons on campus Study and Demonstration of Emergency Communications Systems for Florida University and Community Colleges 2/06
Recovery: Four Key Components –Physical/structural repair –Disaster recovery –Restoration of academic learning –Psychological / emotional recovery