The University of West Georgia is committed to service to humanity. In our view, that includes helping K-12 schools prepare to protect our children in the event of an emergency situation. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the importance of this initiative and requires schools to comply with emergency preparedness standards. We're excited to announce the UWG K-12 Emergency Preparedness Technical Assistance Center. We realize schools are challenged to establish preparedness plans that are effective, usable and affordable. Our new center will provide the training and planning assistance needed to develop such a program for your school.
"One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency."
- Arnold H. Glasow
Our unique team of program designers, researchers, educators and mental health professionals will provide a clear training curriculum that includes faculty, staff and support personnel. We'll help you evaluate your current emergency management program and identify areas of need. Then we'll work with you to design a comprehensive program that includes emergency response training, contingency planning and clear, functional policies and procedures. Our goal is to help you ensure that your school is FEMA compliant - now and in the future.
" Like healthcare preparedness that preceded it, schools are one of the two 'magic bubbles' where we seem to think our children are divinely protected when we put them on the bus each day. We have infrastructure that is in some cases over 100 years old, and built in a time, and in a manner, for the era when chewing gum was the major crime on campus. Today, we have to appreciate that natural disasters are on the rise, as is crime, in an around school campuses."
- Craig Marks