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EOP ASSIST Interactive Workbook

The EOP ASSIST Interactive Workbook was released by the REMS TA Center in September 2015 in order to expand the reach of the EOP ASSIST software application to schools and districts that prefer use of an offline version of the tool. The EOP ASSIST Interactive Workbook is accessible via a PDF viewer and Microsoft Word—with or without an Internet connection—and includes the same content of the Web-accessible version, including a blend of guidance and interactive forms that prompt users through the six-step planning process to develop a high-quality school emergency operations plan (EOP), as well as related resources to support that process. Educational entities are welcome to further distribute the workbook to supplement and complement their capacity-building efforts.

The EOP ASSIST Interactive Workbook includes two parts: (A) instructions and (B) worksheets for inputting plan information. Each of these parts, as well as more information on them, is accessible below. Please be sure that you have both parts of the EOP ASSIST Interactive Workbook.

  • Part A: Instructions walks users through the six-step planning process, prompts users to enter plan information (into Part B), and includes guidance, resources, and examples. The REMS TA Center also offers (by request) Part A as a Microsoft Word document so that state agencies, school districts, and schools can customize this portion of the tool according to state or local requirements for EOPs.
  • Part B: Worksheets is filled out by users and is ultimately converted into a customized and comprehensive EOP, according to the instructions in Part A.

To request a Microsoft Word version of Part A: Instructions or for any questions about how to use the EOP ASSIST Interactive Workbook, please contact the REMS TA Center Help Desk using our toll-free telephone number, 1-855-781-REMS [7367]. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time. If you are prompted to leave a voice message, we will respond within 2 business days of receipt. Alternatively, you may email, or complete a TA request form.