Roundtable: Preparing for Disasters

April 2006 | 1 Comments  Average 0 out of 5

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Approximately one federally declared major disaster occurs each week in the U.S., and colleges and universities are often asked to help in the aftermath. Educational institutions’ housing facilities, common dining areas, grounds, information technology infrastructure, and other resources can be vital to a community’s recovery effort. This roundtable discusses how campuses can be better prepared to respond to first responders and the greater community when a disaster strikes.

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    Great lecture - I will definitely recommend that our emergency preparedness team listen to this lecture.
    Take Away's:
    Staff are the first responders.
    Pre-existing arrangements must be made (MOU).
    Communication with local authorities vital.
    Inventory metric system, training and badges.
    4 phases of an emergency : Crisis, Management, Executive, Termination
    Good information on Resources, Contracts, Training, and Security
    Thank you for your time.
    Margaret Larsen
    Westminster College
    Salt Lake City, Utah

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