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Resources for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans (EOP)

State and Regional Resources

EOP Planning and Drafting Resources

EOP 101

This train-the-educator presentation was adapted with ODE formatting from the REMS presentation of the same name. The presentation here is designed to be presented in tandem with the workbook. The Risk-Assessment Tool can also be used as a supplemental resource.

Supporting and Supplemental Training Topics

These training presentations are supplemental to the EOP 101 training presentation. The topics in these presentations are crucial to consider when drafting any school or district EOP.

Examples and Fillable Templates

These documents are shared as examples you can use to complete your EOP and improve your school or district's emergency preparedness.

Personal Emergency Accommodation Plan (fillable)

Sample Memorandum of Understanding

Sample Communications Plan (Annex)

Emergency Communication Plan HB3584 This document provides guidance on how to craft required communication to parents and guardians of students following an unscheduled response to an emergency.

School Site Safety Assessment (fillable)

School Site Safety Assessment Training Presentation

Emergency Plans and Drills Guidance

These documents will provide the resources to develop, implement and maintain a High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plan.

Community Collaboration This guide will explain who should be included in emergency planning, how to involve community partners in drills and exercises, and considerations for Memorandums of Understanding or Agreement.

National Resources

Guide for Developing a High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

The link above will take you to a walk-through guide on the recommended process for creating a school emergency operations plan. The guide is on the REMS website (Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools). If you would like to get ahead of some upcoming training or would like a refresher on training already received, then you may find the walk-through guide is both useful and to-the-point.

You can also  download a PDF  of the process here.

Emergency Management Interactive Tools

The resources at the above link are helpful for all stages of the planning process. REMS has included some interactive tools that will help you assess your school environment, write your plan and even assess the strengths of your current plan.

I Love U Guys Foundation

The “I Love U Guys” Foundation serves the lives of students, administrators, public safety experts, families, and first responders through the development and training of school and community safety and family reunification programs. They have developed the Standard Response Protocol and the Standard Reunification Method that are referenced and integrated in many of the training materials and other documents shared by the School Safety and Emergency Management program.

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, led by The Center for Rural Development, is a DHS funded program providing training and resources to rural first responders.

FEMA Emergency Management Institute

To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA's goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people.

Safe and Supportive Schools

The U. S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) announced the launch of the Safe and Supportive Schools website, representing another step to provide the expertise and technical assistance needed to keep students safe.

FEMA for Kids

This site teaches kids how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.

Red Cross - Masters of Disaster

This site provides a wide range of disaster curriculum for elementary and middle school teachers. The curriculum is divided by grade level and then by disaster for easy reference.

PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum

Developed by the National Association of School Psychologists the PREPaRE training is designed to help schools committed improve and strengthen their school crisis management plans and emergency response. It provides training for school personnel in crisis preparation, prevention, intervention, response, and recovery procedures, with a special emphasis on the role of school-based mental health professionals.