JJC is the Sixth State College to Achieve ‘Ready to Respond Campus’ Designation

Joliet Junior College is the sixth college in the state of Illinois to receive the Ready to Respond Campus Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) designation. The award was presented at the April 11 Board of Trustees meeting.

In order to attain the “Ready to Respond Campus” designation, colleges must demonstrate compliance with standards for hazard identification, operational and violence prevention planning, incident management, training, exercises and crisis communications/public education. The criteria for recognition assure an “all hazards” approach to planning and exercising for potential issues impacting Illinois campuses.

According to IEMA, the Ready to Respond Campus program is meant to recognize institutions that meet rigorous standards for ensuring the safety of their students, staff and visitors. By earning this distinction, JJC is showing current and prospective students and their parents that safety is a top priority at the college.

For more information on this IEMA program, please visit: https://www.illinois.gov/ready/plan/Pages/schools-respond.aspx

For more information on all the ways JJC is prepared for emergencies and natural disasters, please visit:  www.jjc.edu/emergency-info/emergency-response-plan/pages/default.aspx

 

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