Tag: EMDs

School Safety Recommendations for Election Day (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

According to the U.S. Department of Education (REMSTA), “Election days may present a security challenge for schools and school districts because many designated polling places are on school grounds. Therefore, on election days, some school districts may cancel school or designate the day for teacher professional development”. The decision to close a school or remain …

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Exterior Access Control Flier (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

Preventing unauthorized persons from entering a school facility is vital to protecting those in the school. This flier includes information on electronic access controls, security features and exterior hardware. Download the Exterior Access Control flier.

New Hampshire School Safety Construction Planning & Design Guide (NHFMO) [August 2019]

This guide is a result of recommendations made by New Hampshire’s School Safety Preparedness Task Force. The group was formed in 2018 to further Governor Christopher Sununu’s goal of making New Hampshire’s schools the safest they can be while fostering growth and education. Information within this stand-alone School Safety Construction Planning & Design Guide specifically …

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Cyber Safety for Students (US DHS) [August 2019]

From US DHS: As summer break ends, many students will return to school with mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Although these devices can help students complete schoolwork and stay in touch with family and friends, there are risks associated with using them. However, there are simple steps that can help students …

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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 …

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Course Announcement: Risk Management for After-School Activities (TEEX) [August 2019]

This is an online course. To assist high schools across the country in their safety and security efforts, The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, in conjunction with the United States Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and …

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Train-the-Trainer Classes (NH DOE)

This comprehensive 3-day training prepares individuals to train others in Youth Mental Health First Aid. We are actively expanding our instructor capacity and would love to have you join us if you have a passion for keeping NH’s youth healthy and empowering others to do the same. Educators and afterschool staff members, parents/guardians, health professionals, …

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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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Columbine-Style Locks Reference Guide (NHFMO) [June 2019]

As a best practice, the School Safety Preparedness Task Force recommends securing all interior doors with a Columbine lock, such that the door can be locked from both sides and unlocked from inside without a key, tool, or special knowledge. Download the Columbine-Style Locks Reference Guide

Multi-Functional Alarms, Pull Stations & Positive Alarm Sequence Reference Guide (NHFMO) [June 2019]

When schools replace, upgrade, or install fire alarms, they should consider having multi-functional alarms (e.g. separate fire and lockdown alarms) to clearly and quickly inform building occupants how to take action. The emergency voice/alarm communication system may also be used for other emergency signaling, announcements and for class changes. Download the Multi-Functional Alarms, Pull Stations …

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