10/30/2019 UPDATE: An editable Microsoft Word version is now available for schools to include their school or district logo and contact information. The New Hampshire Response Actions guide defines and provides instructions based on standardized language for response actions as used in NH schools. Sections include: Clear Hallways Evacuation Scan Lockdown Reverse Evacuation Secure Campus …
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.
HSEM School Readiness Program Flier (NH HSEM) [May 2022]
The Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is offering a free voluntary physical security assessment of kindergarten through grade 12 schools in NH. This program looks at the physical building and grounds and makes observations and recommendations based on three physical security capabilities: Surveillance Access Control Emergency Alerting Learn more by downloading the HSEM …
School Resource Officer Flier (NH HSEM) [October 2022]
School Resource Officers are proactive school-based law enforcement officers who rely on positive relationships between officers and students. These relationships build trust between SROs and the student body, reduces school safety issues, and promotes perceptions of safety. Learn more about what an SRO is and the role they play on this informational document provided by …
When the Shooting Stops: Recovery from Active-Shooter Events for K-12 Schools (CHDS Master’s Thesis) [December 2017]
Recommended by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission Lead Investigator, Sgt. John Suess. From the thesis abstract: “Since Columbine, untold resources and planning efforts have been dedicated to active-shooter response by schools and public safety officials. Perhaps this is as it should be, but the almost exclusive focus on response has come at the …
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 …
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.
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. Resource: Download Testing Recommendations for Emergency Communications Technologies
Labeling of Telephones for Proper Dialing of 9-1-1 (NH DESC) [March 2022]
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.