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					Critical Incident Protocol (CIP) –
Community Facilitation Program
  Facilitation of partnerships between public and private sectors for
    joint managing of critical incidents by establishing protocols

               Michigan State University
               School of Criminal Justice

CIP-Community Facilitation Program
 Michigan State University through a U.S. Department of Homeland
 Security grant provides the CIP Program for free to cities, counties,
 and regions across the nation
 MSU will facilitate or enhance partnerships between the public sector
 (police, fire, EMS, health, emergency management, and other
 stakeholders) and the private sector (businesses and non-
 governmental organizations) for joint managing of critical incidents
 using an all-hazards approach
 Communities will work on emergency preparedness, mitigation,
 response, and recovery through joint planning, exercising and
 The facilitation process involves two to four workshops over a period
 of six to nine months with each workshop building upon the last one
             Goals of the CIP Program
Create public and private sector understanding of common goals to
protect lives and property while sustaining continuity of community life

Encourage public and private sector entities that engage in the
assessment and planning process in isolation, to form cooperative

Assist businesses and communities that lack emergency planning
experience in the development of joint emergency planning

Develop an understanding of mutual or respective goals and
understand how public and private resources can compliment and
support each other

Serve as a resource for those engaged in the joint planning process
                 CIP Objectives

Create a stronger partnership between the public sector and the
business community

Identify new community resources that could mitigate critical
incidents, especially for the business community, along with the
public sector

Develop ways of reducing the impact of critical incidents on the
business community and the public sector’s public resources

Use joint training, exercising and planning for emergency
preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery
  History of CIP-Community Facilitation Program
1998    Research grant for public-private partnerships for joint emergency

2000    Took best practices/lessons learned from research and developed
        the Critical Incident Protocol – A Public and Private Partnership
        publication, which is a how-to guide on forming partnerships for
        joint crisis management

2001-2 Took concepts from publication and created the CIP Community
       Facilitation Program and facilitated it in four pilot communities

2002-8 Facilitating partnerships in a minimum of 45 more communities
       and also includes other related program services
           CIP Program Deliverables
Community Facilitation of the CIP Program
   For businesses, agencies, and non-profit organizations in cities, counties, or
    regions in the United States
   MSU facilitates partnership building, joint emergency response, using the
    incident command system, risk assessment processes, and joint planning, which
    builds program sustainability in each community

Guidance to each community
   Most communities form a group to continue the process and MSU provides

Tabletop exercise per community
   Focuses on integrating the private sector with public sector

      CIP Program Deliverables
Train-the-Trainer programs
   4 programs facilitated by MSU across the nation

CIP Update” Newsletter
   Available at containing best practices, lessons learned, and

CIP website available at
   Contains executive summary, goals, letter to prospective communities, CIP
    publication, risk assessment process, social capital overview, list of
    participating communities, newsletter, and more

       CIP Program Deliverables
“CIP Information Exchange” website
    Large, diverse resource database available through internet website, which
     requires a generic user and password for members only that contains information
     on homeland security, business continuity, emergency management, and disaster
     recovery for public sector disciplines and private sector professionals

Social Capital analysis per community
    Measures level of networking and critical incident preparedness between public
     and private sectors for each community

After Action Report per community
    Contains the Social Capital analysis report, tabletop exercise hot wash, list of
     participants and more
       Disciplines and Professions
From the public sector we invite the decision-makers from police,
fire, EMS, health, emergency management, homeland security,
water/wastewater, streets, public utilities, transit, information
technology, economic development, parks, libraries, port authority,
facility management, public relations, and other stakeholders

From the private sector we invite the decision-makers from
businesses and non-profit/non-government organizations with
representation in security, safety, environmental, facility
management, health, fleet management, operations, inventory,
business continuity, risk management, human resources,
media/marketing, and other stakeholders
                 Program Outputs
 Each community regardless of size, complexity and diversity
  identifies the issues and tasks that are unique to the
   Communities can form separate sub-committees to work on
    different tasks
   Typically they start identifying resources, along with sharing the
    challenges that organizations face in the community
   Initially, many communities start joint training and exercising
    between public agencies and businesses
   Communities have worked on creating business continuity
    programs, developing emergency preparedness programs,
    credentialing of the private sector, creating centralized database of
    resources, and more
   The most important task that communities are working on is
    creating a public-private coalition for a community’s safety,
    security and economic well-being
Michigan State University
School of Criminal Justice
1407 S. Harrison Rd., 335 Nisbet
East Lansing, MI 48823

Brit Weber, Program Director
Work (517) 355-2227
Cell (517) 206-1640