Standard: There shall be procedures to coordinate with agencies designated to provide care and shelter to those in need during disasters or emergencies.
Suggested Evidence of Compliance: Provide procedures to coordinate with agencies designated to provide care and shelter during emergencies.
Agency Evidence of Compliance:
The Park District has agreements with a variety of agencies within the community to provide care and shelter to those in need during disasters or emergencies. When assistance with a community-wide emergency is needed, the Village of Oak Park takes the lead in coordinating the response effort and in notifying the Park District of the situation. In some situations, it is as simple as the Park District posting flyers in its facilities notifying patrons of locations of warming or cooling shelters1. In more extreme community emergencies, Park District facilities have been designated to serve as the mortuary, as referenced in the Village of Oak Park Emergency Operation Plan2, which includes the procedures community leadership should follow in the case of such an event.
Additionally, the Park District's Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex is a designated shelter for the nearby Oak Park River Forest High School3 in the event that the school needs to be evacuated due to an emergency.
Agency Self Assessment: MET