Loyola University Maryland

Emergency Preparedness


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NIMS/ICS Training

Training is an integral part of emergency planning.  All members of the University’s Emergency Management Team are required to complete at a minimum the following FEMA courses:

FEMA recommends using Internet Explorer 6 or higher (Windows) or using Firefox 1.5 (Windows or Mac) to take Independent Study courses. 

Training specific for Institutions of Higher Education:

The courses listed below are recommended for anyone wanting additional in-depth training or information:   

Additional courses of interest are available on the FEMA independent study website

CEOP Training

Loyola will conduct a functional exercise annually, involving all response personnel, faculty, staff, and students, as warranted. The remaining exercises may be of a smaller scale and include focused tabletops or orientations that involve only portions of the CEOP.  

For information and training regarding the Comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan, please contact Tom Hettleman in Environmental Health and Safety at ext. 1120 or tdhettleman@loyola.edu.

 BCP Training

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also has training available on Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations:

CPOtracker Training

CPOtracker is a web based tool adopted by the University and is used in the development of each department’s business continuity plan. This program will store disaster recovery information and materials that can be accessed quickly in order to return to normal operations as soon as possible during and after an emergency. 

To assist offices with their Business Continuity Plan (BCP) development, technology services has created a CPOtracker Quick Start Guide. This guide is intended to provide instruction on how to upload and manage your recovery information and materials using the CPOtracker software. Your supervisor will provide direction on determining the content, format and organization of information to include in your business continuity plan.

For information and training regarding Business Continuity Planning and CPOtracker, please contact Tim Enders in Technology Services at ext. 2542 or tenders@loyola.edu.