With the support of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, HSC developed an emergency planning template and series of accompanying video trainings to help human services nonprofits prepare their own Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP).
Explore the links below to learn more about these documents, and please email [email protected] with any questions or comments.
HSC Emergency Management Plan Template – these documents can help you develop your organization’s COOP from scratch.
HSC Emergency Management Plan Template Additional Tools & Worksheets – these provide worksheets for your organization to expand your emergency planning work.
HSC Emergency Management Plan Webinars
Webinar 1: Anatomy of a Well-Planned Disaster – This webinar follows the actions of the fictitious ABC Community Center as they prepare for, respond to and recover from a localized disaster. It is designed to provide staff with a good introduction to the concepts of emergency management and the benefits of having a strong integrative approach to emergency planning.
Webinar 2: Emergency Planning Tools Webinar – This webinar focuses on how to use the HSC Emergency Management Plan Template and Toolkit to support your organization’s planning efforts. It provides a high level review of each template section as well as guidance on adjusting your approach based on your organization size and other factors.
Webinar 3: Emergency Management Strategies – This webinar focuses on how to approach emergency and continuity planning at your organization in a way that is practical, sustainable and integrated into existing systems. It explores common barriers to creating and maintaining emergency management plans and systems.
Webinar 4: Incident Management Training – This webinar focuses on how to manage disruptions that last for more than a few hours, presenting possible Incident management structures and tools for decision making as your organization moves towards recovery.
Webinar 5: Continuity Planning Basics – This webinar goes over the basics of developing your Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), including key vocabulary, identifying essential services, suspending non-essential functions, and more.
Webinar 6: Hazards and Risks – What Do I Plan For? – A strong Emergency Management Plan articulates policies and structures that can be used to respond to any disaster or emergency situation. But certain types of emergencies or “hazards” have unique characteristics that require a tailored approach to response and recovery. This webinar focuses on how to identify your risks and use a Hazard Vulnerability Tool (Appendix in the HSC Emergency Management Plan Template) to focus your Organization’s planning efforts.