Waubonsee adopts National Incident Management System

By on August 6, 2010

Sugar Grove—At its meeting earlier this month, the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees officially adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the college’s emergency incident management standard.

“NIMS is a common structure and framework for emergency management,” said Waubonsee’s Director of Emergency Preparedness and Safety John Wu. “It is used by most governmental agencies, and so our adoption helps create a better, more collaborative environment.”

Collaboration has been a theme for this part of the college lately, with the institution entering into several mutual aid agreements with local governmental agencies.

“Now that we have a fully functional police department on campus, we have become a valuable partner to other area agencies,” Wu said. “We are no longer just a user of resources but also a key contributor.”

Among the most notable of these recent agreements is the one that exists between Waubonsee and the Kane County Health Department. The college’s Sugar Grove Campus has been named a point of distribution for medicines and other supplies during any medical emergency in the county.