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FEMA L363 course, “Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education.” Hosted at MCNY

March 4, 2013

From February 5-7 2013, Metropolitan College of New York hosted the three-day FEMA course, “Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education.” Nearly over a dozen colleges and universities from within the Tri-State area attended. The instructors used highly interactive presentations coupled with numerous individual and small-group practice activities and class exercises to ensure that participants developed a high level of mastery.

Group picture of the participants and instructors of the FEMA L363 course hosted at MCNY in February, 2013

Group picture of the participants and instructors of the FEMA L363 course hosted at MCNY in February, 2013

The course was specifically designed to highlight the importance of an emergency plan that meets the unique needs of an Institution of Higher Education. In addition, the instructors guided attendees on how to identify hazards that presented risks for Institutions of Higher Education; provided suggestions on creating partnerships with stakeholders; the steps necessary to identifying and assembling a planning team; the process involved in developing or revising a multi-hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) in addition to developing and implementing a strategy for training and testing the EOP and shared some lessons learned on how to engage the academic community in the essential elements of emergency planning.

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Posted by Ali Gheith in Disaster Central. Comments Off

Ali Gheith is the Director of MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management at Metropolitan College of New York.

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