ReadyTracker can help the smallest school play with the big kids. And it contains ample richness of content to offer meaningful value to the largest schools that already have sophisticated plans in place. It can be used by privates, publics, 2-years, 4-years, grad schools, teaching hospitals, and even K-12 schools. Our users have ranged from an 800 student private graduate institute to a 40,000 student community college.Read full article »
Will Moorhead, All Clear Emergency Management Group
Provides a well organized, defensible plan.
Leigh Ann Moffett, Baylor University
Gives us the ability to more accurately reflect our compliance, and measure our readiness.
Tim Finneran, Azusa Pacific University
Chose it for ease of use, and access to those who created the program. Best product available for the cost.
Tim Wasielewski, Milton Hershey School
We like it for its ease of access. It provides a professional and well laid out plan with resources and best practices.
Kristine Elderkin, Austin Community College
I have gained confidence in the material we've already developed, and in knowing I won't overlook something crucial. Plus, I can see more clearly what to work on next.
Attributed to Dwight Eisenhower
Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.
Sherry Colgan-Stone, EdD (colganstone.com)
When the time to respond has come, the time to prepare is gone.
A command post is no place to exchange business cards.
November 13, 2008
The image behind this text is of Westmont burning. The 2008 Tea Fire destroyed eight campus buildings, a million square feet of landscape, and 200 neighboring homes.
November 13, 2008
Westmont College formed the eastern boundary of the Tea Fire you see in the background. Fifteen faculty homes were demolished. It cost over $50 million to replace the college's lost buildings.
November 13, 2008
Because Westmont had planned and trained for wildfire, there were no human casualties. Over 800 people sheltered in our gym as the wind-driven flames raged to within 10 feet of the building.
How it Works
The Emergency Management Simplifiers from ReadyTracker leverage the Smartsheet platform to help you get farther faster in your emergency plan development.
Who's behind this
Westmont College (Santa Barbara CA) and
Troy Harris, Asst VP for Institutional Resilience
Troy Harris developed the college’s wildfire response plan, which is credited with saving the lives of students and employees in the Tea Fire of 2008, as 100 foot flames fed by 70 mph winds devoured eight campus buildings and over a million square feet of campus landscape—with zero human casualties. More than 200 neighboring homes were destroyed, including 15 owned by faculty members.
Some 800 people hunkered down in the gym …More about Troy »
Westmont College is a private, four-year, residential Christian liberal arts college with a global perspective. With its selective 1,350-student population, it is consistently ranked in the top 100 liberal arts schools nationally.
Westmont operates the íntegReady non-profit venture as a service to, and for the benefit of, the higher education community. It charges a modest subscription fee to underwrite the costs of developing, hosting, maintaining, updating, enhancing and supporting the endeavor.More about Westmont »
Pricing & Terms & Etc
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And here are some more interesting tidbits...
The Facilitated self-Assessment of our Status on the Topics (expedited review) is guaranteed* to help you celebrate the work already accomplished and clarify your priorities for what’s ahead—whether or not you’re presently a user of the ReadyTracker Emergency Management Simplifiers toolset.
Remote Session (three hours)
Do a quick run (about 4-8 minutes each) thru the 35 Topics, to take a pulse on where you’re at with them now.
Record, on a scale of 0 to 4, …
Take advantage of two highly useful resources available at no cost.
1) Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU) Listserv
Subscribe to the listserv and join a community of hundreds of higher education emergency management practitioners. You can pose questions and receive input from seasoned professionals, and from others in the same boat who are glad to collaborate with you on solutions. There is no charge to join, and you …Read full article »
Troy Harris serves as chair of the Standards Work Group for the Universities & Colleges Caucus of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM-UCC). The work group adopted the allocation of the plan standards elements at the Category level (what ReadyTracker calls the Ten Steps to Ready), and then ReadyTracker further parsed each standard to apply it to its corresponding Topic among the 35 Topics.
Work Group members have included:
Troy Harris, …Read full article »
Your local administrator will be able to add, edit and remove users. The use of strong passwords is highly recommended.
Secured Page Content
Sensitive content can be further restricted by storing it outside the Smartsheet ecosystem, requiring another layer of authentication to become visible (see next item).
High-security Cloud Document Storage
All of your non-html documents (Word, Excel, etc) should be maintained on separate remote servers, enabling multiple authentication layers. Not even the …Read full article »
íntegReady is ideally suited for emergency planning consultants to help them get clients rapidly ramped up, and in a manner that is consistent across all of their schools. They can help clients with the confidence factor by showing that their plans will be comprehensive and standards-oriented.Read full article »