Public Safety Resources
Mutual Aid Agreement Samples
Institutions are strongly encouraged to have signed a mutual aid agreement, between its host city, county, and other campuses, which share a common region.
Federal Emergency Management Institute
The Emergency Management Institute under FEMA provides training programs online and through Independent study for first responders and other community members.
Planning and Managing Security for Major Special Events
The Planning And Managing Security For Major Special Events document provides useful information for planning special events. Guidelines are presented that are useful for all size events and agency sizes. The document was developed by the Institute for Law and Justice under the guidance of the COPS Office, US Department of Justice.
Georgia Public Safety Training Center Calendar
GPSTC Training Calendar and online registration area.
Assisting Persons with Disabilities During Emergencies
The following resources provide helpful procedure outlines and best practices in assisting persons with disabilities during emergency situations:
Protecting Employees from Avian Flu Viruses - U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Disaster Mental Health
Georgia Disaster Info is a comprehensive disaster mental health website sponsored by the Georgia Department of Human Resources using federal funds from the Community Health Preparedness Program, and developed by the University of West Georgia.
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a helpful webpage on the Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever to understand the risk for exposure, signs and symptoms, transmission, and outbreaks of this infectious virus.
Flu Pandemic Planning
Pandemic Planning Resources for Universities and Colleges - This site, put together by the School of Public Health at the University of Albany (New York), provides links to a variety of planning resources geared towards higher education. These resources include checklists, sample plans, and discussion-based exercises that can be used to simulate a response to a pandemic.
Colleges and Universities Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist - This checklist was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a framework to help colleges and universities develop and/or improve plans to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic.
http://www.pandemicflu.gov - Get Informed. Be Prepared. One-stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Georgia Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Standard Operating Plan - This plan was written to address the threat of a possible future influenza pandemic affecting Georgia. The plan includes an initial threat analysis and a broad series of guidelines for action in case the influenza pandemic threat is realized.
Pandemic Influenza Planning Resources from UNC-Chapel Hill - These resources, provided by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, include a fill-in-the-blanks Pandemic Influenza Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), as well as UNC’s Pandemic Influenza Plan and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policy.
Georgia Emergency Operations Plan (GEOP)
On February 14, 2006, Governor Perdue signed an Executive Order authorizing the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) to direct and coordinate state-wide emergency and disaster planning and operations. The Order also established the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan, or GEOP, as the framework for operations for emergencies or disaster that occur anywhere within the state of Georgia.
Developed by GEMA, the GEOP is a comprehensive plan to ensure mitigation and preparedness, appropriate response and timely recovery from natural and manmade hazards which may affect the residents of Georgia.
The GEOP includes fifteen specific Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) that would be required during an emergency or disaster, such as transportation, communications, mass care and housing, and public health and medical services. Specific state agencies or organizations have been assigned to serve as primary or secondary support functions within each ESF. The primary state agency or organization for each ESF is responsible for developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in coordination with other supporting agencies and organizations.