Sugar Groveâ€”At its meeting earlier this month, the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees officially adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the collegeâ€™s emergency incident management standard.
â€œNIMS is a common structure and framework for emergency management,â€ said Waubonseeâ€™s Director of Emergency Preparedness and Safety John Wu. â€œIt is used by most governmental agencies, and so our adoption helps create a better, more collaborative environment.â€
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.
â€œNow that we have a fully functional police department on campus, we have become a valuable partner to other area agencies,â€ Wu said. â€œWe are no longer just a user of resources but also a key contributor.â€
Among the most notable of these recent agreements is the one that exists between Waubonsee and the Kane County Health Department. The collegeâ€™s Sugar Grove Campus has been named a point of distribution for medicines and other supplies during any medical emergency in the county.