Thursday, June 12, 2014
FEMA course provides training for higher education personnel
|Members of OSU-Tulsa’s emergency management planning team discuss the benefits of being prepared for disaster situations during FEMA training on Tuesday.|
Personnel from Tulsa-area colleges and universities are preparing to respond to emergency situations at a Federal Emergency Management course offered at OSU-Tulsa this week. The course, Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education, provides strategies to improve procedures to protect lives, property and operations.
The three-day interactive course, organized by OSU-Tulsa Police, provides an overview of emergency management, risk assessment processes, how to establish an emergency operations center, implementing an incident command system and development of an emergency operations plan. Other topics include strategies for community partnerships, training and testing plans and engaging the campus community.
Representatives from OSU-Tulsa, OSU Center for Health Sciences, OSU-Stillwater, OSU Institute of Technology, Tulsa Community College, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Langston University, Northeastern State University and the University of Tulsa participated in the course.