Chicago University's Emergency Operations Plan

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Executive Summary Crisis management can be classified as a procedure with which an individual organization or organizations can manage a key occurrence that endangers or threatens the institution, its stakeholders, or even the public at large (Birkland, 2006). Lerbinger (1997) identifies 7 types of crises as follows:
1. Natural disaster
2. Technological crises
3. Confrontation
4. Malevolence
5. Organizational Misdeeds
6. Workplace Violence
7. Rumors
8. Terrorist attacks/man-made disasters This paper investigates the extent to which Chicago's Universities have aligned their emergency management systems with the National Incident Management System of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA, in order to standardize the management of emergency and to restructure it, designed a policy, known as "National Incident Management System" (NIMS). It mandates all emergency management institutions including nongovernmental (private) and governmental sectors having jurisdictions in the federal, state and local levels.
Paper Outline This paper analyzes Chicago Universities Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) (Chicago State University Emergency Operations Plan, 2011). The paper found that the EOP was a comprehensive crisis management plan and is in line with FEMA's NIMS. The paper specifically found the following features about Chicago's EOP: It is a blueprint that provides a quick response to every emergency known. It does not delay the procedure by taking first step

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