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EOP Interactive Tools

The REMS TA Center is pleased to offer interactive tools to support individuals and planning teams at schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) in assessing their knowledge of concepts fundamental to emergency management, and in creating and evaluating emergency operations plans (EOPs). Schools and IHEs can use these tools to create new plans as well as to revise or update existing plans and help align their emergency planning practices with those at the national, state, and local levels. Get a snapshot of each tool and how they can support you and/or your education agency via our EOP Interactive Tools Flyer.

EOP ASSESS

EOP Assess

Audience: K-12 and IHE—individuals and planning teams at K-12 schools, school districts, and IHEs.

Description: This Web application is designed to help individuals involved in emergency management planning activities at schools, school districts, and IHEs assess their understanding of elements critical to the process of creating and maintaining a high-quality EOP. EOP ASSESS users will be guided through a series of questions relevant to the process of developing a high-quality EOP. A downloadable report providing customized information will be provided upon completion to enhance the user’s knowledge of the EOP planning process and high-quality plans.

Start assessing your understanding of fundamental concepts in emergency management planning.

SITE ASSESS

Site Assess

Audience: K-12—school districts and schools

Description: This mobile application allows school and school district personnel to walk around a school building and grounds and conduct a comprehensive site assessment. SITE ASSESS equips practitioners with information and knowledge about key fundamental site assessment topics, allows users to add locality- and school-specific questions and skip entire sections that are not applicable to their education agency, generates a customized to-do list that may be used in the short term and long term to address facility improvements, and contains relevant resources on a number of education facility and safety topics.

Start examining the safety, security, accessibility, and emergency preparedness of your school’s buildings and grounds.

EOP ASSIST 4.0

EOP Assist

Audience: K-12—state agencies, regional education agencies, school districts, and schools.

Description: This web-accessible software application for state agencies, school districts, and schools to host on their own servers, directs planning team members through a process that will result in the output of an EOP according to the Federal guidelines for developing a high-quality school EOP. EOP ASSIST users are prompted through the six-step planning process recommended in the School Guide and generates a customized school EOP.

Start creating and revising your school EOP using the recommended Federal planning process.

EOP ASSIST Interactive Workbook

EOP Assist Interactive Workbook

Audience: K-12—state agencies, school districts, and schools.

Description: This offline tool directs planning team members through a process that will result in the output of an EOP according to the Federal guidelines for developing a high-quality school EOP. Composed of Microsoft Word worksheets and PDF instructions, the EOP ASSIST Interactive Workbook prompts users through the six-step planning process recommended in the School Guide and generates a customizable school EOP.

Start creating and revising your school EOP offline using the recommended Federal planning process.

EOP EVALUATE

EOP Evaluate

Audience: K-12 and IHE—Individuals and planning teams at schools, school districts, and IHEs.

Description: This Web application is designed to help schools and IHEs evaluate an established EOP. Using the School Guide and IHE Guide as a foundation, users will be prompted through the Federally recommended six-step planning process to determine whether there are areas where an existing EOP can be improved. For example, after using EOP EVALUATE, planning teams might recognize a need to adjust their plan to:

  • Scale down the number of planning team members but diversify the types of community partners;
  • Prepare more specific goals and courses of action for potential threats and hazards;
  • Conduct specific assessments, including climate and threat assessments; and/or
  • Plan more trainings, exercises, and drills.

Start evaluating your existing EOP against Federal recommendations in emergency management planning.

Related Resources

Get a snapshot of each tool and how they can support you and/or your education agency via our EOP Interactive Tools Flyer.