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REMS TA Center 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 HTML-based tool 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. Tool 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.

EOP ASSIST 2.0 Software

EOP Assist

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

Description: This tool, which is offered as a 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. Tool users are prompted through the six-step planning process recommended in the School Guide. All plans developed through this tool will be both customizable and downloadable.

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. The tool, composed of Microsoft Word worksheets and PDF instructions, prompts users through the six-step planning process recommended in the School Guide. All plans developed through this tool will be customizable.

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 HTML-based tool is designed to help schools and IHEs evaluate an established EOP. Using the School Guide and IHE Guide as a foundation, tool 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 the tool, 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.