Maryland - Emergency Operations Plans: Interagency Coordination: Stakeholders
Emergency Planning Guidelines for Local School Systems and Schools
SECTION III: TRAINING, TESTING, AND EVALUATING THE PLAN
Evaluating the Emergency Plan
Annual reviews and updating is also an essential component to evaluating and improving emergency response plans. New protocols and innovations in the field can occur at any time but LSSs may not think to update the emergency plan with these items unless annual reviews are built into the planning process. Scheduling updates with all stakeholders including community agencies, law enforcement, and emergency services can help to keep plans current. In addition, it is recommended to update the schools multi-hazard assessment on an annual basis as risk factors may change over time. As evaluation and updating occurs, a feedback loop to planning, training, and practice needs to occur for all staff, students, parents, and community agencies. Annual planning and training is required for all as a means to keep the loop complete.