Category: Training & Exercises

Training & Exercising is an important aspect of any preparedness and response program. This section identifies resources helpful in school preparedness training and exercises.

Best Practice Considerations for Armed Assailant Drills in Schools (National Association of School Psychologists, NASRO, and Safe Schools) [September 2022]

The National Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of School Resource Officers, and Safe and Sound Schools have partnered to provide this guidance on armed assailant training. The guidance reflects unique considerations within the school environment, including protecting both physical, and psychological safety. Resource: Download this guidance on armed assailant drills here

Webinar Announcement: National Preparedness Month Resources for K-12 Schools and Communities (DHS) [September 2022]

Please join the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse on September 15 at 2:00 PM EDT for an informational webinar on National Preparedness Month featuring guidance, best practices, and resources for kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools. The session will be held in coordination with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Campaign (Ready.gov) and …

Continue reading

Instructor Development Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course (DHS) [September 2022]

Train-the-Trainer Course Offerings Announced for 2023 Washington, DC, August 31, 2022 — The DHS Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A), National Threat Evaluation and Reporting (NTER) Office has announced the following iterations of the Instructor Development Threat Evaluation and Reporting Courses (ID-TERC) for Calendar Year 2023. The Instructor Development Threat Evaluation and Reporting Course (ID-TERC) …

Continue reading

NATIONAL SCHOOL SAFETY SUMMIT (CISA) [August 2022]

The National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security, hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), brings federal, state, and local school leaders together to share actionable recommendations that enhance safe and supportive learning environments in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools. Through expert panels and keynote addresses by leaders in the field, …

Continue reading

Webinar: The Role of School Nutrition Directors in School Safety Efforts (REMS) [August 2022]

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center will host a Webinar on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. This Webinar will highlight the role of school nutrition …

Continue reading

School Readiness Program (NH HSEM) [August 2022]

The School Readiness Program is responsible for working with public and non-public K-12 schools to provide assistance with reviewing their site-specific emergency operations plans, facilitating school-based trainings and exercises, conducting physical security assessments, and coordinating the NH School Safety Preparedness Task Force. Together these measures combined with industry best practices ensure New Hampshire schools are …

Continue reading

Webinar: The Role of Public Health Officials in Supporting School Safety Efforts (REMS) [August 2022]

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center will host a Webinar on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. This Webinar will highlight the role of public health …

Continue reading

Webinar: The Role of School Mental Health Professionals in Supporting School Safety Efforts (REMS) [August 2022]

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and its Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center will host a Webinar on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET. This Webinar will highlight the role of mental health …

Continue reading

Professional Development Series (NHED) [August 2022]

Click here to register

K-12 School Security Guide Suite (CISA) [August 2022]

You are cordially invited to join the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on August 18 at 3:00 PM EDT for a webinar on tools and resources to enhance physical security planning at K-12 schools and campuses. The event will feature an overview of CISA’s K-12 School Security Guide Suite, a set of products that …

Continue reading