Workplace Emergency Planning and Response Course
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2. Based on Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) protocols, school and organizationleaders and emergency responders will:
acquire additional strategies for preventing and mitigating school, organization, and communityemergencies;
identify key school and community volunteers who would add value serving on the local School PublicSafety Committee;
practice emergency response, evacuation, relocation, and recovery drills;
practice utilizing the incident command decision making and communication system;
acquire a deeperunderstandingabout the importance of providing follow-up support and post-disastercounseling to crisis victims.3. Learn more about the role of a School Resource Officer.4. Become familiar with state laws associated with bomb threats, weapons, and emergency response drills.5. Gain additional experience working with policies, municipal ordinances, and best practices related toemergencies and crises.6. Acquire additional resources produced by the Vermont and Federal Emergency ManagementAdministration, U.S. Department of Education, Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
General Course Information
1. Complete a three-hour online incident command system (ICS) course, print out certificate, and bringverification of ICS course completion to the first class. Online course web address:
2. Complete identified assignments, either in advance of the course or prior to each class.3. Participate in class discussions and table top exercises.4. No later than July 11
, complete a written assessment of your school/organization’s emergency planningand response system and make recommendations on ways to improve safety.5. Agree to maintainconfidentialityof course information that should not be shared with the general public.
Attend five classes and meet with local school andcommunityleaders to update your organization’s emergencyplan.
The official policy for excused absences for religious holidays: Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. Students should submit in writing to their instructors their documented religious holiday schedule for the course. Faculty must permit students who miss work for the purpose of religious observance to make up
Academic Honesty & Professionalism:
All students are required to be familiar with and adhere to the “Academic Honesty Policy Procedures” delineated