What you can do with it

Build a better emergency management plan faster and easier
... one that's standards-based and confidence-inspiring.

  • Gives us the ability to more accurately reflect our compliance, and measure our readiness.

    Leigh Ann Moffett, Baylor University
  • Provides a well organized, defensible plan.

    Will Moorhead, All Clear Emergency Management Group
  • A command post is no place to exchange business cards.

  • 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
  • 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.

    Kristine Elderkin, Austin Community College
  • When the time to respond has come, the time to prepare is gone.

    Sherry Colgan-Stone, EdD (colganstone.com)
  • 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
  • Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.

    Attributed to Dwight Eisenhower
  • Chose it for ease of use, and access to those who created the program. Best product available for the cost.

    Tim Finneran, Azusa Pacific University
  • 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.

    November 13, 2008
  • integReady has already provided the support and knowledge of "why we do what we do" in emergency management.

    Carrie Boettcher, Emporia State University
  • We like it for its ease of access. It provides a professional and well laid out plan with resources and best practices.

    Tim Wasielewski, Milton Hershey School

Who's behind this

Westmont College (Santa Barbara CA) and
Troy Harris, Asst VP for Institutional Resilience


Troy Harris

Higher Education Emergency Management Practitioner

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 …

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Westmont College

501c3 Non-Profit

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.

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Pricing & Terms & Etc

Our introductory pricing model is on a sliding scale (by headcount) annual membership basis. And our Terms of Use are available for your review.

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And here are some more interesting tidbits...

Elevator Speech

Emergency managers like me face three common challenges:

a) they’re too busy;
b) they have a zillion things to keep track of; and
c) they want to be confident that the plan they’re building is a good one.

The tool we’ve created solves those problems:

a) Busy?  Accelerate your planning with shortcuts based on proven practices;
b) Scattered? Use a neatly organized structure for both the planning process and the plan content; and
c) Need confidence? It’s …

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The FASTer Process

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 a member of the íntegReady network of practitioners.


Session 1 (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 …

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All Sizes & Types of Schools

íntegReady 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. Current members include an 800 student private graduate institute and a 40,000 student community college.

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A Terrific Consulting Tool

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.

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Site Security

Login Access

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 …

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UCC Standards Connection

Troy Harris serves as chair of the Standards Committee for the University & College Caucus of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM-UCC). The committee adopted the allocation of the plan standards elements at the Category level (what íntegReady calls the Ten Steps to Ready), and then íntegReady further parsed each standard to apply it to its corresponding Topic among the 35 Topics.

Committee members have included:

Troy Harris, Chair, Westmont College, …

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Collaboration Resources

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 …

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