Classes educating key staff members to the Incident Command System (ICS) were held on campus August 5. ICS is used by schools and emergency response agencies to manage and properly respond to emergency situations.
Whether the situation involves responding to a natural disaster or preparing for a large event crowd, the unified command approach to emergency management provides for the systematic and orderly deployment of resources to an emergency and a common language and structure in which to operate.
“The ICS is integrated into Trinity’s existing emergency response plan,” said Jim Van Schepen ex ’71, director of security. “This training for administrative staff is essential for understanding the structure under which we would be working with emergency response agencies that are also trained and operate in this same response system.”
The class was presented by Ron Ellis, Dr. Sandra Ellis, and Keith Gehrand, representatives of the Illinois Emergency Management Office in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).