Dependent Care Planning
Introduction: All Dependent Care Facilities
All Dependent Care Facility Operators should use the plans and training listed in this introduction. Each specific type of Dependent Care Facility is then listed further on.
- Comprehensive Planning Guide 101 (PDF) (CPG 101) provides guidelines on developing emergency operations plans (EOP).
- National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction, IS-700
- Introduction to Incident Command System, IS-100
- Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response. IS-200
- National Response Framework, An Introduction, IS-800
- Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents ICS-300 (contact York County OEM for available classes)
- Advanced Incident Command ICS-400 (contact York County OEM for available classes)
- ICS Overview for Executive/Senior Officials G-402 (for Executive Leaders. Contact York County OEM for available classes)
The Pennsylvania All-Hazards School Safety Planning Toolkit provides guidelines for school districts/schools and communities to address all types of crises, emergencies, and disasters that might impact their campuses. Standard procedures are provided for these situations to assist facilities with a foundation for planning and a framework for response when an event happens.
- All-Hazards School Safety Planning Toolkit
- Guide for Developing School EOPs (PDF)
- Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools IS-362
- Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters IS-366
FEMA's Emergency Management Institute offers school officials courses supporting the implementation of NIMS as well as general courses aimed at building school emergency management capacity.
Key Pennsylvania Safe Schools Legislation
No matter where the child care facility is or how large it is, children, staff, and even parents may be at risk as a result of natural or human-caused disasters. Effective planning and response is achieved by coordination, cooperation, and the participation of individuals and the community at large.
- Check the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's (PEMA) site for the latest templates.
- Title 55 Chapter 3270 Child Day Care Centers
- Title 55 Chapter 3280 Group Child Day Care Homes
- Title 55 Chapter 3290 Family Child Day Care Homes
Nursing homes can carry out their emergency management responsibilities by focusing on four interrelated activities: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Each of the activities is a phase of a comprehensive emergency management process. The overall goal is to protect residents and staff from environmental and man-made threats and to minimize their impact on operations.
- Follow the guidance listed in Chapter 209 of Title 28
Personal Care Facilities
It is essential that personal care facility owners and administrators equip themselves to be disaster-flexible, to be able to respond to disasters that endanger the lives of residents and staff and damage property. While not all disasters may be anticipated, like an impending storm, studies do demonstrate that preparation, knowing how to respond when a disaster strikes, and being calm and flexible saves lives and reduces physical damage.
Assisted Living Facilities
Natural disasters test the best plans made by assisted living providers and force us to make difficult choices under stressful circumstances, the most serious of which is often whether or not to evacuate a facility. Further confounding attempts to offer emergency preparedness guidelines is that assisted living facilities differ greatly in their population, location, resources, services offered, and structure.
Home Health Care Providers
Emergency Preparedness Rule for Medicare Providers
- Outline (PDF)
- Basic Provisions (PDF)
- Core Capabilities (PDF)
- Facility Profile (PDF)
- CPG 201 (PDF)
- CPG 201 Supplement (PDF)
- Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) Tool- download from our Google Drive site
- EOP Guide (PDF)
- CPG 101 (PDF)
- Organizational Chart (PDF)
- Organizational Chart Blank (PDF)
- ICS Positions (PDF)
- EOP Table of Contents Sample (PDF)
- NIMS Training (PDF)