|Description:||This 2-day course provides schools with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to refine or develop an all-hazards school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and to identify how to train and exercise the school EOP. This course follows the guidance set forth in the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101, for developing an emergency operations plan and explains how to utilize the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the foundation for planning and building partnerships with outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency management. After completing this course, participants will be able to: • Refine or develop a school emergency operations plan (EOP). Throughout the course, the school will review the existing EOP, determine areas for improvement, and make changes/updates to the EOP. • Identify how to train and exercise the EOP. The school will describe the benefits of training and exercising the school’s EOP, and identify who needs to be involved in training and exercising the EOP. |
Selection Criteria: Seven(7) person planning team should consist of: four(4) school administrators/staff/faculty (principals, assistant principals, risk managers, school board members, school safety coordinators, transportation and food service coordinators, facility managers/building engineers, nurses, counselors, public information officers and teachers), and three(3) local responders (in order: emergency management, law enforcement, fire/emergency medical services). TEAMS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED but not required for this course.
Prerequisites:_ Required: School EOP. Recommended: Completion of IS-100.SCa (or IS-100. SC or IS-100.b), Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100, for Schools, and IS-700 or IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction.