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Partners in Preparedness

partners in preparedness

Each month, we feature a partner who has done outstanding work to prepare their organization, staff, services, and facilities for emergencies.

Featured Partner of the Month: Touro College
With campus locations across the United States and around the world, maintaining effective and flexible emergency plans, programs and initiatives is a core function of the Touro College Department of Emergency Preparedness. Under the leadership of Shoshana Yehudah, the department has employed the motto, "Failing to plan is planning to fail," as the foundation for the culture of preparedness at Touro. This has led to the establishment of comprehensive emergency plans and the development of diverse educational and outreach opportunities for the Touro community.

Among these, the Emergency Evacuation Coordinator (EEC) program, which offers training on the proper methods to mitigate and react to emergency situations, has been particularly successful, drawing more than 120 employees. As part of the program, EECs receive Incident Command System/National Incident Management System training as well. Other programs include CPR/AED training ("Save a Life, Save a World" program), and a recently added hands-on fire extinguisher training.

Outreach events, such as Emergency Preparedness Day and fire safety seminars, provide the department with an opportunity to distribute information to the Touro community — ranging from how to contact help at a Touro location to registering for Notify NYC — and foster an atmosphere of readiness. The EPICS Quarterly newsletter also informs employees on new initiatives and includes information relevant to employees' personal preparedness at home. Touro recognizes that preparedness is a never-ending process, and continuously motivates its students, faculty and staff to plan for emergencies.

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