Emergency Planning for Higher Education Training
Tragedies and catastrophic incidents have taken place at colleges and universities in the past. These incidents, ranging from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to the suicide bomber at the University of Oklahoma and incidents involving homemade explosives at other institutions, have been reviewed and captured in various after-action and lessons-learned reports. Findings and recommendations from these reports point to two major needs for institutions of higher learning; the concept of operations should be based on an all-hazards approach and the incident management of response mechanisms should transfer easily from one incident to another.
Together with its State, local, and private-sector partners, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) determined that an effective step toward meeting these identified needs is to develop all-hazard exercise-based training courses. The courses should highlight the importance of comprehensive planning as well as the important relationships that need to be established during a response to emergencies involving institutions of higher education.
The training course materials listed below are available for you to download and to use as needed on your campus.