Preparedness refers to activities, actions, procurements, planning, training and inter-jurisdictional cooperation designed to increase response readiness to identified hazards the University community faces.
Response is the mobilization of resources to meet the needs of the community in response to the nature of the disaster. Response is usually associated with the period of time immediately after the event and necessary to ensure life safety issues are handled. Examples include; building or campus-wide evacuations, fire and emergency medical services, hazardous materials clean up, debris removal, public works activities and law enforcement.
Recovery refers to long term mobilization of support operations that work toward returning the community to its pre-event condition. The greater the magnitude of the disaster the greater the recovery effort required.
Mitigation refers to actions taken before an event occurs to prevent or lessen the impact the event has to life and property. Examples of mitigation include; building codes, remodeling, and training. In 2010, the University received FEMA approval of its campus mitigation strategy.
NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM / INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM COURSES:
- ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
- IS-100.HE: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Higher Education
- ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
- IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
- IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
The Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake: Implications for Salt Lake City.
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