Quincy University has contracted with Emergency Planning Solution, LLC of Beloit, Wisconsin to provide an intense two-day training for members of its faculty and staff on Tuesday and Wednesday July 23rd and 24th. On Wednesday, July 24th at 1pm, participants in the training will be taking part in real life hands on scenarios that will enable them to be ready to deal with a crisis on campus.
“This training is of critical importance as QU continues to increase its capacity to respond to, manage, and mitigate critical incidents that may effect our campus," said Sam Lathrop, QU’s Director of Safety and Security.
EPS is an emergency management consulting firm specializing in institutes of higher education. In business since 2008, EPS has provided service to over 200 colleges and universities, local municipalities, national professional organizations, and FEMA. EPS was hired in 2009 to serve as the content matter expert for the development of the FEMA L363 Multi-Hazard Planning for Higher Education course.
Based on the aftermath of institutions like Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois Universities, FEMA contracted EPS to serve as the Subject Matter Expert in the development of an Emergency Management Course specifically designed to meet the needs of Colleges and Universities. The course, Emergency Planning for Institutes of Higher Education is currently offered to Institutes of Higher Education all over the United States.
Facilitators James Reseburg and Bob McKibben are both 30 year veterans in Emergency Services. They have served in a variety of roles including Incident Commander and EOC Manager for numerous emergencies and planned events including Y2K readiness, municipal water system contamination response and power outage/heat related crises in Arizona. They were also on the ground in southern Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina and participated in the emergency management of Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Arizona.
Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. The university has 15 intercollegiate sports and is a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women.