Educational Institutions

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Area Educational Institutions

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg area is home to many institutions of education. To learn more about these institutions and their Emergency Management departments, see their homepages.

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Emergency Management Planning and ​Preparedness Resources for Campuses

  • Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum - Ready Kids:  Emergency preparedness curriculum for grades 1-12 that teach kids what to do before, during, and after an emergency while fostering critical 21st- century skills such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity, leadership, and communication.
  • Ready Campus: A guide provided by the Department of Homeland Security to share helpful preparedness and planning information for Emergency Management departments of institutions of higher education. The information provided includes:
    • Resources
    • Student, Faculty, and Staff Emergency Plans
    • Campus All Hazards Guide to Preparedness
    • Disaster Recovery and Response
    • Reporting Emergency Incidents
    • Training
  • FEMA Independent Study Online Courses: FEMA's Emergency Management Institute provides a variety of free online courses for Emergency Management professionals to learn more about topics such as the Incident Command System (ICS), exercise evaluation, continuity of operations, emergency planning, and more. All of the courses are free to take once you have registered with the system. Some of the most popular courses include:
    • IS-100.HE: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) for Higher Education
    • IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
    • IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
    • IS-800.b: National Response Framework, An Introduction
    • IS-120.a: Introduction to Exercises
    • IS-130: Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
    • IS-230.d: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
    • IS-235.c: Emergency Planning
    • IS-360: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools Higher Education and Houses of Worship
  • Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU) Listserv: A network comprised of university and/or college emergency management professionals where information sharing and discussions related to the field take place. The listserv is hosted by the University of Oregon's Emergency Management Program.
  • Emergency Preparedness In School: A guide to the potential natural disaster risks throughout the U.S. including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and fire as well as tips to prepare for these disasters. This guide is provided by the Community for Accredited Online Schools.