Information Resources for Emergency Planning

An Overview of the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education

Provides an overview of a federal guide for institutions of higher education developing emergency operations plans (EOPs). Highlights key principles of emergency planning and EOP development. Describes how EOPs function to prevent emergencies, managing emergency response for colleges and universities, and ways to facilitate recovery. Includes resources to support emergency planning efforts for institutions of higher education.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
An Overview of the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans

Provides an overview of a federal guide for schools to assist with developing emergency operations plans (EOPs). Highlights key principles of emergency planning and EOP development. Describes how EOPs function to prevent emergencies, managing school emergency response, and ways to facilitate recovery. Includes resources to support school emergency planning efforts.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education

Provides guidance to institutions of higher education in developing and revising emergency operation plans (EOPs). Offers information to address the five mission areas of emergency preparedness and helps colleges and universities coordinate emergency response planning with local, state, and national authorities. Describes the basic principles of emergency management and the process of developing, implementing, and maintaining effective EOPs. Covers various emergency planning topics such as the Clery Act, information sharing, psychological first aid, campus climate, campus law enforcement officers, and active shooter situations.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans

Provides guidance to K-12 schools and school districts in developing and revising emergency operation plans (EOPs). Offers information to address the five mission areas of emergency preparedness: prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. Describes the basic principles of emergency management and the process of developing, implementing, and maintaining effective EOPs. Includes discussion on coordinating emergency response planning with local, state, and national authorities. Covers various emergency planning topics such as school climate, psychological first aid, information sharing, and active shooter situations.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Preparing for Opioid-Related Emergencies for K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education

Fact sheet detailing the six-step planning process to help schools and institutions of higher education develop or update emergency operation plans (EOPs) to address potential threats and issues resulting from opioid misuse and abuse. Discusses the five mission areas of preparedness for opioid-related emergencies and the effects of the opioid crisis on school-aged children, young adults, and school safety. Includes links to additional resources and information to aid in the development of school EOPs, and programs and activities to address an opioid overdose.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Specialized Training Packages

Provides access to training materials to help school emergency managers train school faculty, staff, and students in emergency preparedness. Offers training on a range of specialized school emergency topics and on the process of developing high-quality emergency operation plans (EOPs). Builds knowledge and skills to help schools and school districts prevent, respond to, and recover from emergency situations. Packages include training instructions, PowerPoint presentations, tabletop exercises, supplemental materials, and resources.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: A Companion to the School Guide

Provides guidance to school districts in developing effective school emergency operations plans (EOPs). Describes the six-step planning process and the specific roles and responsibilities for district-level administrators and staff in developing and implementing EOPs. Includes a task checklist to help districts track their progress through the planning process. Builds on the previous Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans or School Guide.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
SAMHSA Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Programs

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to improve the behavioral health of communities and responders while they prepare, respond, and recover from disasters. Provides links to technical assistance resources, a helpline, a treatment locator, and mobile applications designed to help states, territories, tribes, and responders effectively plan for and respond to disasters to minimize negative outcomes, such as developing new or exacerbating existing substance use disorders or mental illnesses.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)