Emergency Operations Planning: Building the Plan

Emergency Management
Emergency Operations Planning: Building the Plan

The goal of this course is to provide the building blocks to either begin your own planning (if you haven't started) or to give you common-sense guidelines to modernize your existing Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Topics covered include elements of an effective plan, reasons plan fail, planning preparation, on-site and off-site hazards, and building the plan.

  1. Full Course - 19 minutes
    This course is designed for school staff.
Course Authors
Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn is one of the most credentialed school and campus safety experts in the nation. He is the Executive Director of Safe Havens International and a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is routinely used as a resource by the FBI, U.S. Department of Education, National Emergency Management Association, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and many other state and local agencies. He is also a co-author for the IS 360 Active Shooter Training Program for the 2013 White House School Safety Initiative.


Sonayia Shepherd, Ph.D.
Dr. Sonayia Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Analyst, currently serves as an incident response team member for an international government terrorism response unit. She has also authored and co-authored sixteen books on safety and emergency management, including four books for Jane's.