Additional Resources

The resources in this section provide useful information on additional non-risk aligned topics that can support overall resilience.

The resources are organized according to the relevant Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mission Area within each non-risk aligned topic:

Crisis Communications

During emergency situations, communicating with the public and all relevant stakeholders presents a significant challenge to campus emergency personnel. IHEs should use these resources to improve their ability to share critical incident-related information in a timely and consistent manner.

Preparedness (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation)

  • Prevention: This mission area focuses on the ability to avoid, prevent, or stop an imminent threat.
  • Protection: This mission area focuses on the ability to secure and protect a community against a variety of threats and hazards.
  • Mitigation: This mission area focuses on the ability to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of a disaster.

Emergency Blue Light Outdoor Callboxes
A study conducted by the University of Colorado at Boulder Department of Public Safety, and a comparison of wireless communications devices and emergency callboxes for Public Safety Emergency Communications access on College and University Campuses.

Emergency Alerts
This webpage describes different warning alerts and the types of devices that receive the alerts.

Disaster Preparedness: Crisis Communication Plan Model
This document provides an outline for constructing a Crisis Communication Plan and offers a step towards identifying core components.

Response

This mission area focuses on the ability to save lives, protect property and the environment, as well as meet the basic needs of a community during a disaster.

Crisis Communications Plan
This resource provides guidance for developing a crisis communications plan.

Code Maroon Emergency Notification System
This resource provides a link to Texas A&M's Emergency Notification System. This website provides information regarding the various notification methods that can be used to communicate with the campus community during an emergency.

Sirens and Emergency Natural Hazard Warning Methodologies
This document explores the use of electronic telecommunications technology warning systems to include Electrical and Electronic Sirens, and methodologies as a multifaceted and coordinated, comprehensive systems approach to natural and man-made hazards warning possibilities.

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards
This website provides information on the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR).

Timely Warning vs. Emergency Notification
This resource explains the difference between Clery Act timely warnings and campus emergency notifications.

Recovery

This mission area focuses on the ability to assist communities in recovering effectively following a disaster.

Please see the "All" category for resources that encompass the Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Mission Areas.

All

Resources that fall into the "All" category contain useful information and guidance that is relevant to all FEMA Mission Areas.

Ready.gov - Crisis Communications Plan
This resource provides direction for developing a crisis communications plan.

Social Media in Emergency Management Training Course
This course provides participants with tools, techniques and a basic roadmap to build their social media capabilities in order to further their emergency response missions.

Campus Safety Mobile Apps
This comprehensive list of mobile safety apps includes app descriptions, cost information, supporting devices, and links to more information that may assist individuals and institutions consider the use of mobile safety app technology.

Duke Crisis Communication Plan
This webpage outlines the Duke University Crisis Communication Plan, which outlines the roles, responsibilities and protocols that will guide the university in promptly sharing information with all of Duke’s audiences during an emergency or crisis.

Continuity of Operations

Continuity of operations refers to the effort within organizations to ensure the performance and maintenance of essential functions during a wide range of emergencies and incidents. While emergencies will inevitably disrupt many academic operations, IHEs should use these resources to maintain critical services throughout the response and recovery processes.

Preparedness (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation)

  • Prevention: This mission area focuses on the ability to avoid, prevent, or stop an imminent threat.
  • Protection: This mission area focuses on the ability to secure and protect a community against a variety of threats and hazards.
  • Mitigation: This mission area focuses on the ability to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of a disaster.

Sample Articulation Agreements
This resource provides an example of articulations agreements between institutions of higher education.

Business Continuity Plan (Ready.gov)
This website is designed to assist in the development of Business Continuity Plans and provides links to additional key resources.

Continuity of Operations Planning Resources
This resource provides general and specific guidance for continuity of operations planning.

Business Continuity Planning Suite
This website provides access to the new Business Continuity Planning Suite developed by DHS' s National Protection and Programs Directorate and FEMA.

Continuity of Operations Awareness Course
This online course provides a brief overview of continuity, including its definition, the legal basis for continuity planning, the Continuity Program Management Cycle, and essential elements of a viable continuity program.

Introduction to Continuity of Operations
This online course describes the Continuity Management Cycle and how it should be used to develop sound continuity of operations plans.

Response

This mission area focuses on the ability to save lives, protect property and the environment, as well as meet the basic needs of a community during a disaster.

Continuity of Operations Plan Template
This resource provides New Mexico State University's Continuity of Operations Plan template.

Recovery

This mission area focuses on the ability to assist communities in recovering effectively following a disaster.

Business Continuity: Getting Your Ducks in a Row
This webinar focuses on the definition, benefits, and basics of continuity planning in higher education.

All

Resources that fall into the "All" category contain useful information and guidance that is relevant to all FEMA Mission Areas.

Business Continuity Planning for Water Utilities
This resource provides an overview of the business continuity plan development process for water systems and water utilities.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) - 12
The Doctrinal portion of this site highlights the national policy and guidance in which continuity of operations initiatives are based. Continuity plans and their supporting Multi-Year Strategy and Program Management Plans provide the framework for the nation’s continuity program. Planning addresses the guidance and assistance provided by National Continuity Programs to support continuity preparedness for federal Executive Branch departments and agencies; state, local, tribal, and territorial government jurisdictions; and private sector organizations.

Emergency Management & Continuity
This resource connects to the University of Oregon Emergency Management & Continuity program.

Special Populations/International Students

A critical component of improving resilience involves ensuring that preparedness, response, and recovery plans accommodate all community members, including special populations such as those with access and functional needs or international students. IHEs should use these resources to ensure their emergency operations plans account for the diverse needs of their faculty, staff, and student body.

Preparedness (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation)

  • Prevention: This mission area focuses on the ability to avoid, prevent, or stop an imminent threat.
  • Protection: This mission area focuses on the ability to secure and protect a community against a variety of threats and hazards.
  • Mitigation: This mission area focuses on the ability to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of a disaster.

Special Populations/International Students: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
This resource guide from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) provides emergency and disaster preparedness guidance for Special Populations/International Students.

Individuals with Disabilities (Ready.gov)
This resource is designed to assist individuals with disabilities prepare for an emergency.

J-1 VISA Exchange Visitor Program Scholars Regulations
This website provides resources for the J-1 VISA Exchange Visitor Program.

What to do in an Emergency Situation
This website provides information to F (Academic) and M (Vocational) students and Designated School Officials (DSOs) on what to do in the event of an emergency.

Overseas Security Advisory Council
This resource provides information on the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), a public and private sector partnership that exists to develop an effective security communication network.

Access to Emergency Alerts for People with Disabilities
The Access to Emergency Alerts project unites emergency alert providers, local information resources, telecommunications industry and public broadcasting representatives, and consumers in a collaborative effort to research and disseminate replicable approaches to make emergency warnings accessible.

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
This booklet provides guidelines for developing an emergency plan for persons with access and functional needs.

Title II Checklist for Emergency Management
This checklist provides a preliminary assessment of emergency management programs to ensure their compliance with ADA regulations.

Effective Emergency Preparedness Planning: Addressing the Needs of Employees with Disabilities 
This website provides tips and resources for developing, implementing, and maintaining workplace emergency plans which accommodate people with access and functional needs.

Emergency Preparedness: Including People with Disabilities
This Centers for Disease Control webpage provides resources and tools to help persons with access and functional needs prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency or incident.

Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities, Others with Access and Functional Needs, and the Whole Community
This guide outlines commonsense measures individuals with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs, and the people who assist and support them can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen.

Response

This mission area focuses on the ability to save lives, protect property and the environment, as well as meet the basic needs of a community during a disaster.

Please see the "All" category for resources that encompass the Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Mission Areas.

Recovery

This mission area focuses on the ability to assist communities in recovering effectively following a disaster.

Please see the "All" category for resources that encompass the Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Mission Areas.

All

Resources that fall into the "All" category contain useful information and guidance that is relevant to all FEMA Mission Areas.

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)
This website provides the latest information and resources for F (Academic) and M (Vocational) students, as well as designated school officials (DSOs).

SEVIS Requirements (Student Exchange Visitor Information System)
This joint Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resource provides information on how a school applies for SEVP-certification to enroll F (Academic) and/or M (Vocational) students.

Individuals with Access and Functional Needs
This website provides resources to help individuals with disabilities plan for disasters.

Incorporating International Students into IHE Emergency Management & Planning
This resource offers guidelines for incorporating international students into the emergency plans of Institutions of Higher Education.

Including People with Disabilities & Others with Access & Functional Needs in Disaster Operations
This online course provides an overview of disabilities and access and functional needs and explains how disaster staff can apply inclusive practices in their disaster assignments.

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities 
This website provides guidelines for developing an emergency plan for persons with access and functional needs.

Access and Functional Needs
This webpage provides resources and inclusive strategies for integrating the access and functional needs of at-risk individuals into emergency preparedness, response, and recovery planning at all jurisdictional levels.

Exercise Resources

One opportunity for IHEs to validate their plans, policies, and procedures is to conduct exercises. These resources provide some sample exercise materials as well as guidance on how to effectively plan, design, conduct, and evaluate different types of exercises.

Preparedness (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation)

  • Prevention: This mission area focuses on the ability to avoid, prevent, or stop an imminent threat.
  • Protection: This mission area focuses on the ability to secure and protect a community against a variety of threats and hazards.
  • Mitigation: This mission area focuses on the ability to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of a disaster.

Testing and Exercises (Ready.gov)
This site is designed to provide guidance regarding conducting training and exercises to evaluate the effectiveness of your preparedness program and to ensure employees know what to do and identify gaps.

National Preparedness Report (NPR)
The National Preparedness Report provides all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public with practical insights into preparedness to support decisions about program priorities, resource allocations, and community actions.

Response

This mission area focuses on the ability to save lives, protect property and the environment, as well as meet the basic needs of a community during a disaster.

Please see the "All" category for resources that encompass the Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Mission Areas.

Recovery

This mission area focuses on the ability to assist communities in recovering effectively following a disaster.

Please see the "All" category for resources that encompass the Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Mission Areas.

All

Resources that fall into the "All" category contain useful information and guidance that is relevant to all FEMA Mission Areas.

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) provides a set of guiding principles for exercise programs, as well as a common approach to exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.

Conducting Effective Emergency Management Exercises
This presentation from the Department of Education assists in the development and conduct of effective emergency management tabletop exercises, drills, and other exercises.

Exercise Resources and Drills
This resource connects readers with FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI). EMI offers school officials courses supporting the implementation of NIMS as well as general courses aimed at building school emergency management capacity.

The National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise Series for Institutions of Higher Education (NTTX)
The National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (NTTX) is a series of campus-based events to test and promote campus resilience and emergency preparedness. The series brings together senior higher education leaders, as well as federal, state and local representatives from departments and agencies that support campus resilience to participate in workshops and work through a designed emergency scenario.

National Exercise Program (NEP)
This resource provides an overview of the National Exercise Program and the National Preparedness Goal.

National Planning Frameworks
The purpose of this page is to provide information on the National Planning Frameworks (Frameworks). The Frameworks describe how the whole community works together to achieve the National Preparedness Goal. There is one Framework for each of the five mission areas, Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. The intended audience for the page is individuals, families, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and local, state, tribal, territorial, insular area, and federal governments.

National Preparedness Goal (NPG) and Overview
This document provides an in-depth analysis of the National Preparedness Goal.

Mental Health Services

With the recent spike in on-campus active shooter and other violent incidents, one mitigation opportunity is the investment in counseling and mental health services. Offering these preventative services could assist with the detection of early warning signs, patterns, or trends in the behavior of students, faculty, or staff. These resources provide guidance and best practices on different types of counseling and mental health services.

Preparedness (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation)

  • Prevention: This mission area focuses on the ability to avoid, prevent, or stop an imminent threat.
  • Protection: This mission area focuses on the ability to secure and protect a community against a variety of threats and hazards.
  • Mitigation: This mission area focuses on the ability to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of a disaster.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
This website provides information on the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs' Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program, which creates community-based avenues to counseling services.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This website provides resources for the local providers who plan for and respond to behavioral health needs following a disaster.

Response

This mission area focuses on the ability to save lives, protect property and the environment, as well as meet the basic needs of a community during a disaster.

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
This webpage provides mental health resources for communities affected by a natural disaster or other emergency.

Recovery

This mission area focuses on the ability to assist communities in recovering effectively following a disaster.

Please see the "All" category for resources that encompass the Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Mission Areas.

All

Resources that fall into the "All" category contain useful information and guidance that is relevant to all FEMA Mission Areas.

All-Hazards Planning

Given the vast amount of threats and hazards that pose a risk to the academic community today, planning for each individual type of incident could prove to be difficult. One strategy to overcome this challenge is to adopt an all-hazards approach to emergency planning. These resources will provide IHEs with guidance and best practices on how to development and implement an all-hazards preparedness plan.

Preparedness (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation)

  • Prevention: This mission area focuses on the ability to avoid, prevent, or stop an imminent threat.
  • Protection: This mission area focuses on the ability to secure and protect a community against a variety of threats and hazards.
  • Mitigation: This mission area focuses on the ability to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of a disaster.

CDC Family Disaster Plan
This resource from the Centers for Disease Control Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response provides information on step-by-step actions to help IHEs prepare before an emergency (public health emergency, natural disaster, act of terrorism, etc.).

Texas A&M University Emergency Operations Plan
This website provides an example of Texas A&M University's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

Fire Protection in Cultural Institutions
This resource emphasizes the importance of fire prevention measures to protect cultural institutions.

Fire Safety Self-Inspection Form for Cultural Institutions
This resource contains a self-inspection form to be used by staff when regularly conducting inspections.

Using Highways During Evacuation Operations
This resource provides guidance and direction for the development of an evacuation plan.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards
This website provides links to more than 300 consensus codes and standards published by the NFPA.

Special Report Disasters, Leadership, and Rebuilding
The Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and Knowledge@Wharton partnered to develop this report on business and the environment.

Institutional Preparedness
This resource provides an example of the Drexel University Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Partnership Agreements
This resource provides an example of a Partner Agreement between a local or state government and an IHE.

Shoreline Community College Evacuation
This resource provides information and guidance specific to Shoreline Community College's Evacuation Plan.

Building a Disaster-Resistant University
This document is both a how-to guide and a distillation of the experiences of six universities and colleges across the country that have been working over the past several years to become more disaster-resistant.

Ready Campus
This website connects campuses necessary preparedness resources.

America's PreparAthon!
America's PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience. Join others around the country to practice your preparedness.

Preparing Your School for a Crisis
This brochure is designed to assist and prepare schools and communities for moments of crisis.

Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Guide Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201
The THIRA process helps communities identify capability targets and resource requirements necessary to address anticipated and unanticipated risks.

Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Starter Guide
The Campus CERT Starter Guide is designed to assist anyone interested in starting a Campus CERT program, whether that person is a Campus Safety staff member, a faculty member, a student, or another member of the campus community.

G367: Emergency Planning for Campus Executives Training Course
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, this two-hour overview of emergency planning serves as a briefing for executives of institutions of higher education. It provides them with insights into multi-hazard emergency planning and their role in protecting lives, property, and operations.

IS-360: Preparing for Mass Causality Incidents
This course provides leading practices and resources to assist elementary and secondary schools, institutions of higher education, and houses of worship in developing emergency plans for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from mass casualty incidents.

IHE EOP Planning Principles
This resource offers best-practice principles that are key to developing a comprehensive higher education emergency operations plan that addresses a range of threats and hazards.

IHE EOP Planning Process
This resource offers a step-by-step guide to the Emergency Operations Plan development process.

Developing Emergency Operations Plans for IHEs
This online course discusses the best practices for developing adequate, feasible, acceptable, complete, and compliant emergency operations plans.

Emergency Planning
This online course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning.

Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone
This online course presents a model program and resources for whole-community preparedness.

Designing a Solution to Enable Agency-Academic Scientific Collaboration for Disasters
This study identifies past failures in integrating scientific expertise into disaster decision-making and proposes methods for ensuring collaboration between academic, government, and industry scientists, decision-makers, and responders.

Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools Training: IS-362A
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, this training course covers basic information about developing, implementing, and maintaining a school emergency operations plan (EOP). The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the importance of schools having an EOP and basic information on how an EOP is developed, exercised, and maintained.

Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools Training: IS-361
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, this training course provides school district teams with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to review, enhance, and sustain an all-hazards/threats emergency operations plan (EOP).

Train-the-Trainer, Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning For Schools Course
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, this course introduces G0364, Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools, field course materials, and prepares participants to deliver G0364 in their state or at the local level.

Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools Training: G0364
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, this 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.

Response

This mission area focuses on the ability to save lives, protect property and the environment, as well as meet the basic needs of a community during a disaster.

Stanford Environmental Health & Safety
This resource overviews the services, forms, tools, SOPs, references, training, and guides and manuals that Stanford offers to improve campus safety.

Sheltering and Mass Care Plan
This document acts as a guide to conducting a sheltering and mass care response.

Evacuation Plans and Procedures
This resource provides a link to Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool designed to assist in developing an emergency action plan for an evacuation.

Shelter (Ready.gov)
This website provides information and guidance regarding sheltering during an emergency.

NIMS Resource Management Overview
This course introduces resource management as described in NIMS and shows how systems for managing resources can be used to improve incident response.

National Incident Management System (NIMS)
This section of the FEMA website provides information on the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Community Emergency Response Team
This website provides an overview of the FEMA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.

Emergency Operations Center Handbook
This resource provides an example of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Handbook.

Emergency Response Team Roadmap for Your School
This article discusses the benefits of a campus emergency response team.

Recovery

This mission area focuses on the ability to assist communities in recovering effectively following a disaster.

National Disaster Recovery Framework
This resource provides an overview of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF).

MedlinePlus
This website provides tools and resources to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a variety of natural and human-caused disasters.

All

Resources that fall into the "All" category contain useful information and guidance that is relevant to all FEMA Mission Areas.

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)
This resource is an at-a-glance version of the Federal guides that help school, district, and institutions of higher education emergency management personnel develop and update high-quality, customized emergency operations plans.

Federal, State, and Local Planning (HHS ASPR)
This website provides information that will assist federal, state, local, tribal and territorial emergency planners in all-hazards public health emergency preparedness and response.

Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans
This guide provides recommendations in the development of plans not only to respond to an emergency, but also outlines how Institutions of Higher Education can plan for preventing, protecting against, mitigating the impact of and recovering from these emergencies.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Pocket Guide
This handy pocket guide helps students and faculty prepare for an emergency notification.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Core Capabilities
This page contains the 32 core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS 100) Training
This online course familiarizes participants with the application of Incident Command System (ICS) principles and prepares participants to coordinate with a variety of government and private sector response partners.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mission Areas
This webpage provides a general overview of FEMA's five mission areas.

Incident Command System (ICS)
This website provides resources to successfully establish the Incident Command System (ICS).

LO363: Multi-Hazard Emergency Management for Higher Education Training Course
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, this three-day course provides institutions of higher education with the knowledge and planning strategies to better protect lives, property, and operations within the context of comprehensive emergency management by using the Incident Command System to develop and implement an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA)
This website connects users with programs and conferences hosted by the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA).

Emergency Management Scholarly Research Resources
This website connects users with emergency management resources.

Community Emergency Response Teams on Campuses
This webinar explains the Campus Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) model and explores CERT training opportunities.

IHE EOP Functional Annexes
This website offers resources that are useful when developing functional annexes for an Emergency Operations Plan.

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) TA Center EOP Interactive Tools
This resource offers interactive tools to support individuals and planning teams at schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) in assessing their knowledge of concepts fundamental to emergency management, and in creating and evaluating emergency operations plans (EOPs).

National Higher Education Emergency Management Program Needs Assessment
This report presents the results of a needs assessment of emergency management programs at IHEs in the U.S.

Think Outside the Campus: Developing Off-Campus Emergency Management Partnerships
This article discusses the benefits of coordination and collaboration with local and state emergency management organizations, first responders, local businesses, public health, and peer institutions.

When Disaster Strikes…What's the Plan?
This resource discusses the unique campus safety requirements.

An Introduction to Incident Command System for Higher Education
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, this training course introduces ICS and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.  This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of ICS.  It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  This course uses the same objectives and content as other ICS courses with higher education examples and exercises.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 101
The video describes what an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is, how it fits within the framework of Incident Management Systems, and the benefits of establishing and maintaining one.

University of Maryland Integrated Emergency Operations Plan
This webpage features the University's plan to prepare for and manage emergencies in a comprehensive manner.

Good Ideas Book
This document provides outreach ideas, resources, and materials for organizers of disaster preparedness events.

Building a Disaster-Resistant University
This report details lessons learned and best practices for how institutions can become more resilient and disaster-resistant.

National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Website
NIBs was authorized by the U.S. Congress to serve the nation through supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment. This website details various services available to public and private organizations to promote the safe development of buildings and facilities.

Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools Training
In collaboration with the Department of Education, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute developed the Introduction to ICS training course for schools. It is designed specifically for kindergarten through high school personnel.

Preparing for Emergencies: What Teachers Need to Know Training Course
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, this training course provides teachers with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to prepare for school emergencies before, during and after a school emergency. Teachers will have an opportunity to improve school emergency preparedness efforts by providing them with the preparedness skills necessary to strengthen both school and classroom-level prevention, mitigation, protection, response and recovery capabilities.

Integrating Emergency Management Education into Your Institution Workshop
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, this workshop provides information about emergency management (EM) and the benefits of and resources available for integrating EM degree programs and EM course offerings at institutions of higher education.

Multi-Hazard Planning for Childcare Training Course
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, this course covers the steps needed to help childcare sites prepare for incidents to ensure the safety of the children at their site. Childcare providers must have plans and procedures to keep children safe from everyday hazards and to respond and recover when an emergency happens.

Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents for Key Decision Makers Training Course
Sponsored by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, the purpose of this two-day course is to provide the operational-level details to support many of the topics covered in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved AWR 148: Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents training course.

Other

Resources in this "Other" category provide useful information not included in the categories listed above.

Preparedness (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation)

  • Prevention: This mission area focuses on the ability to avoid, prevent, or stop an imminent threat.
  • Protection: This mission area focuses on the ability to secure and protect a community against a variety of threats and hazards.
  • Mitigation: This mission area focuses on the ability to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of a disaster.

Assistance Visits
The Office of Infrastructure Protection's Assist Visits are a cornerstone of the voluntary outreach effort to critical infrastructure owners and operators. This resource summarizes the benefits of Assist Visits.

Health Information Privacy (HHS.gov)
This resource provides information regarding Health Information Privacy.

University Risk Management Insurance Association
This website contains information provided by the University Risk Management and Insurance Association and provides links to additional resources in the discipline of risk management in higher education.

FEMA Grants
This resource contains information on preparedness grants funding provided by FEMA to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments in the form of non-disaster grants.

Standards for Student Health Insurance/Benefits Programs
This website provides access to the American College Health Association (ACHA) Standards for student health insurance coverage.

Resources and Guidance Documents for Compliance Assistance
This website provides an overview of the compliance assistance program for business, federal facilities, local governments, and tribes with tools to help meet environmental regulatory requirements.

FEMA Independent Study Courses
This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.

Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO)
This resource explains the Department of Education's Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO).

32 National Campus Safety Initiative™ (32 NCSI™)
This free self-assessment survey tool is available to institutions of higher education. Colleges and universities can use the survey to conduct an objective analysis of a full range of institutional safety and security facilities, policies, and procedures.

Stay Put-Learn How to Shelter in Place
This webpage describes correct protocols for 'sheltering-in-place' during an emergency or incident.

Response

This mission area focuses on the ability to save lives, protect property and the environment, as well as meet the basic needs of a community during a disaster.

Public Assistance FAQs
This resource contains Frequently Asked Questions regarding FEMA's Public Assistance Program and guidance.

Shelter Assessment Tool
This resource contains the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Environment Health Shelter Assessment Tool to assist environmental health practitioners in conducting a rapid assessment of shelter conditions during emergencies and disasters.

Recovery

This mission area focuses on the ability to assist communities in recovering effectively following a disaster.

Please see the "All" category for resources that encompass the Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Mission Areas.

All

Resources that fall into the "All" category contain useful information and guidance that is relevant to all FEMA Mission Areas.

Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin
The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) provides information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, and teaching.

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
The FCC's Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) advises, makes recommendations to, or acts for the Commission under delegated authority, in all matters pertaining to public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster management, and ancillary operations.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
This resource provides an overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Office of Risk Management
This resource provides information on Northwestern University's Office of Risk Management to include additional resources on environmental health and safety.

Assessing the Performance of Senior Leaders
This resource provides a guide for assessing senior IHE leaders and enhancing their effectiveness.

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
IACLEA is the leading authority for campus public safety and provides a variety of resources on trainings, accreditation, government relations, as well as communications and publications for members of the academic community.

Center for Public Safety Excellence
This website connects readers with The Center for Public Safety Excellence, which provides a variety of resources for fire and emergency management officials with the goal of improving overall community safety.

Academic Resource Catalog January 2017
This Academic Resource Catalog overviews the Department of Homeland Security programs and resources available to the academic community.

Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC)
The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and senior leadership on matters related to homeland security and the academic community, including: student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research and faculty exchanges; campus resilience; homeland security academic programs; and cybersecurity.

Emergency Planning for Higher Education Training (FEMA EMI)
The Higher Education Program supports building disaster resistant and resilient communities through the promotion of quality education offerings, research and close collaboration with emergency management and first responder practitioners.

Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) - 8
This page provides updates, an overview, and information on the implementation of the directive to assist all communities and levels of government ensure we're prepared as a nation.

National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) Student Health & Safety
This website provides resources for professionals who communicate guidelines and expectations for health and safety to students; develop and incorporate guidelines for the promotion of health and safety in all program planning; collaborate with university to ensure students, faculty, and staff have appropriate medical and accident insurance coverage.

International Association of Emergency Managers, Universities & Colleges Caucus (IAEM/UCC)
IAEM/UCC represents emergency management issues surrounding college and university campuses. This website provides information on the various services and resources that IAEM and UCC provides to the academic community.

Food, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Information for Use Before and After a Disaster or Emergency
This Centers for Disease Control webpage provides key information regarding emergency access to food and water.

The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) Website
The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) is a resource for college and university campus safety, school security, training, and assistance.

Thank you for visiting the Campus Resilience Program Resource Library. The Resource Library is currently available in soft launch mode only. Additional resources are being added on an ongoing basis. We encourage you to submit suggestions for additional resources and provide feedback on the website layout and navigation through this survey.

Last Published Date: May 4, 2018

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