Campus Preparedness Initiative Project (CPIP)
WSM Trainers and Consultant has been providing training programs and comprehensive assessment and consulting services to higher education institutions throughout the United States since 1996. During this time we have found that one of the most consistent areas of concerns of the college or university President and/or Chief Operations Officer is the uncertainty and apprehension of their individual schools ability to properly respond to an active shooter or active threat situation on their respective campuses. Even the best coordinated tabletop exercises and simulated drills do not fully assess all aspects of the campus ability to respond in real time to an active threat incident.
The new Campus Preparedness Initiative Project (CPIP) has been developed to provide an opportunity for campus administrators to be provided a thorough and complete evaluation of all aspects of their campus emergency preparedness response plan; from receiving the initial emergency call to the full implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS), Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Executive Policy Group. Relationships, protocols and memorandums of understanding (MOUs) between the various mutual aid entities will all be fully reviewed and assessed.
The goal of this new project is to provide a comprehensive and realistic assessment of the campus emergency preparedness capabilities as they currently exist today. The final report will provide specific, best practices and localized recommendations to improve current practices. Included in the final report will be a practical and comprehensive training plan to train all participants in their specific role within the plan. For example, the President of the college/university should have a good general concept of operations regarding the Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP), but does not need to know the details of the entire ERP. Rather he/she should have training that deals with their specific role as a decision maker within the Executive Policy Group, i.e. everyone must be trained specifically to their individual role within the plan, complemented with a good understanding of the overall plan (concept of operations).
The combined experience of our team members makes WSM Trainers and Consultants uniquely qualified to lead this national effort.
For more information on this new program, please contact Lee Struble 585-303-0533.