For Program Leaders
Emergency Action Plan --
Don't Be Surprised... Prepare!
All FLSA programs need an Emergency Action Plan.
Safety is one of the most important responsibilities of the program leaders. Emergencies must be dealt with quickly, so DELO and the Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning must be able to reach you in an emergency situation.
Here is a Emergency Action Plan form that will enable you to develop your plan that would be implemented in case of an emergency.
US State Department Traveler Registration
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Here is link: https://step.state.gov/step/
Resources to develop the EAP
- The SAFETI Clearinghouse has emergency planning resources for institutions. The goal is to empower students to be prepared and enable them to respond, especially if they are not with the group.
- The SAFETI Clearinghouse at the Center for Global Education has also developed a few specific documents to help with planning. This includes a sample Emergency Card, steps to develop a Personal Emergency Action Plan, and sample Emergency Action Plan Steps for students, which you can find here.
- The U.S. State Department offers a website for student travel, which includes a printable fill-in-the-blank emergency card ( see left side panel).
- The complete US DOS Student Travel page is here.
We advise that you go over components of your EAP with students, so they will know
what to do in case of emergency. An effective way to handle the EAP is to incorporate
it into a pre-departure learning goal with these elements.
Emergency Contact Information Cards
SAGL has created Emergency Contact Information Cards for you to distribute at your pre-departure orientation.
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