Category: Planning

The Task Force identified the following critical planning areas in school safety: school assessments and reassessments; reunification planning; schools as polling places; predetermined responses; emergency go-kits; and technology. This section provides resources in those planning areas.

Primary and Secondary School First Responders Toolbox (NCTC, DHS, FBI) [June 2019]

Unclassified resources provided by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), U.S. Department of Homeland Securty (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This first-responder reference aid is intended to promote coordination among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government authorities and private sector security officials in deterring, preventing, and responding to …

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Schools as Polling Places (REMS) [May 2019]

NH HSEM contacted the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center regarding nationwide information for schools being used as an election polling location. Attached is their response.

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Indicators of School Crime & Safety: 2018 (IES) [April 2019]

This report covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying and electronic bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time. Data on crimes …

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Testing Recommendations for Emergency Communications Technologies (NH DESC) [March 2019]

This document was written by the NH Division of Emergency Services & Communications to assist organizations with understanding recommendations for communications technologies.

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Labeling of Telephones for Proper Dialing of 9-1-1 (NH DESC) [March 2019]

The Division of Emergency Services and Communications (DESC) has completed phone audits of every public school district in the state and compiled an assessment of each. These audits outline any deficiencies or critical errors within a school district’s phone system at an individual school/building level.

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Recommendations for Multi-Line Telephone Systems (NH DESC) [March 2019]

School phones, when being used to place calls to E9-1-1, should be able to display accurate address and location information, down to the floor and room level, for the phone that is being used to make the call. A school’s telephone service provider, in conjunction with their Multi Line Telephone System (MLTS) vendor, should be …

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Violence Prevention in Schools (FBI) [March 2017)

Practical advice gathered from experienced school resource officers on how law enforcement, schools, and districts can work together to keep schools safe. Includes best practices on: • Choosing a school resource officer • Establishing parameters • Necessary training and resources • Working with school officials • Challenges • Legal matters • School climate • Reporting …

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School Bus Safety (NHTSA) [March 2019]

NHTSA is responsible for establishing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs) to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes. Demonstrating our commitment to children’s safety on school buses, we have established minimum safety standards for school buses that are above and beyond those for regular buses because we believe school buses …

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Traffic Safety Marketing Website (USDOT) [March 2019]

NHTSA offers materials for numerous traffic safety campaigns, including drunk driving, car seats, vehicle safety, distracted driving, and motorcycles.These marketing tools offer a way to get involved through traditional media and online media.

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School Bus Traffic Safety Facts (NHTSA) [May 2016]

A school-transportation-related crash is a crash that involves, either directly or indirectly, a school bus body vehicle or a non-school bus functioning as a school bus, transporting children to or from school or school-related activities. In this fact sheet school-age children are defined as children 18 and younger.

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