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EOP ASSIST 2.0 Software

A Software Application for K-12 Schools, School Districts, and State Agencies

EOP ASSIST 2.0 is the REMS TA Center’s recently updated software application designed to help schools create and update high-quality school emergency operations plans (EOPs) that are customized to address a range of threats and hazards. This application, available to users free of charge, walks users through the six-step planning process—as recommended by the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—to develop a downloadable school EOP.

As a web-accessible software application, EOP ASSIST 2.0 is intended to be installed locally on a state agency, school district, or school server, and made accessible via a designated web address to practitioners who are responsible for developing and/or reviewing school EOPs. Before emergency planners may begin using EOP ASSIST 2.0, the application must first be installed by Information Technology (IT) personnel at your state agency, school district, or school. Installing EOP ASSIST 2.0 on a local server will provide users with complete control over the privacy and security of their school EOPs.

EOP ASSIST 2.0 includes a number of software updates, including:

  • New state-level users and state hosting capabilities;
  • Enhanced management features and functions for state agencies and school districts; and
  • Expanded technological compatibility to accommodate both MySQL and MS SQL Server database systems.

For information about how to use EOP ASSIST 2.0, please read the EOP ASSIST 2.0 User Manual. Additionally, the REMS TA Center has prepared a PowerPoint presentation, "An Overview of EOP ASSIST", which practitioners may feel free to use to introduce EOP ASSIST’s features and functions to their respective stakeholders. Furthermore, please visit the EOP ASSIST Discussion Forum on the Community of Practice (CoP), which is a space for current and potential users to share their feedback, exchange ideas, and/or pose questions.

Register to Install EOP ASSIST

To install a copy of EOP ASSIST 2.0 for use by school emergency management personnel in your state, school district, or school, please complete the registration form below and press SUBMIT. You will need to enter information for all required fields (noted with a red asterisk). However, the more information you include, the better we may be of service to you. After submitting your registration information, you will receive an email from the REMS TA Center at info@remstacenter.org with details about how Information Technology (IT) personnel at your state agency, school district, or school can install the application on your local server for use as an internal web-accessible application. If you receive the email and are not an IT professional, please forward the email to the appropriate personnel at your state agency, school district, or school.

Please note: To ensure that your school, school district, or state agency receives alerts regarding software updates to this application, it is recommended that you include a secondary email address in the form below.

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For assistance installing or using EOP ASSIST, please contact the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center Help Desk by email at info@remstacenter.org or by telephone (855-781-REMS [7367]), toll free and between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

2015 © United States Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education contracted for final products and deliverables that were developed under Contract # ED-ESE-12-O-0036 with Synergy Enterprises, Inc., and the contract stipulates that the U.S. Department of Education is the sole owner of EOP ASSIST.

EOP ASSIST is being made available to the public pursuant to the following conditions:

The U.S. Department of Education grants the public the worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right to use and distribute the software created, pursuant to Contract # ED-ESE-12-O-0036, for only non-commercial and educational purposes. This license does not include the right to modify the code of the software tool or create derivative works therefrom. If you have any questions regarding whether a proposed use is allowable under this license, or want to request a particular use, please contact Madeline Sullivan of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students at (202) 453-6705 or Madeline.Sullivan@ed.gov.

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS PROVIDING THE SOFTWARE AS IT IS, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE WORK—EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE— INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE; MERCHANTABILITY; FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; NON-INFRINGEMENT; OR THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF LATENT OR OTHER DEFECTS, ACCURACY, OR THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF ERRORS, WHETHER OR NOT DISCOVERABLE, ALL TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER FEDERAL LAW.