Tag: EMS

School Safety Recommendations for Election Day (NH HSEM) [October 2020]

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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Responding to Student Demonstrations and Protests in Schools (REMS) [n.d.]

Background Classrooms are often the first settings in which students learn what it means to be civically engaged; and when students choose to use demonstrations and protests as a tool for civic engagement, school buildings, grounds, and communities are often selected as the setting. The response of students across the country to the February 14, …

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School & Drill Planning Considerations Guidance Document (HSEM & NHFMO) [August 2020]

Ten Essential Actions to Improve School Safety (COPS) [August 2020]

A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention (Suicide Prevention Resource Center) [July 2020]

Strategies, Programs, and Practices to Consider Effective suicide prevention is comprehensive: it requires a combination of efforts that work together to address different aspects of the problem. The model above shows nine strategies that form a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Each strategy is a broad goal that can be advanced through …

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Threat Assessment: A Behavior-Based Approach to Preventing Targeted Violence (April 2, 2020)


  • April 2, 2020
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Law Enforcement Public Safety Officers Fire and EMS Education Administrators Teachers School Psychologists/Guidance Counselors School Resource Officers (SROs) Fusion Center Analysts Crisis Intervention Units Counselors & Mental Health Specialists Social Workers Anyone who may potentially be involved in risk detection/management position   Ensuring the safety of our communities is a responsibility that belongs (more…)

Coming Together to End Youth Homelessness in NH


  • March 5, 2020
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The DHHS Bureau of Housing Supports is so excited to be working together with each of NH’s Continuums of Care (CoC) to coordinate an event to collectively focus on youth homelessness in NH.  We are gathering youth, non-profit agencies, CoC subrecipients working with youth (including outreach), and many community partners for a program that includes (more…)

School Door and Window Labeling Recommendations (NH HSEM) [December 2019]

Updated December 2019: The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in cooperation with the NH Fire and Police Chiefs Association, City of Manchester Police Department, NH Department of Education, and the NH Fire Marshall’s Office has endorsed a model system for the labeling or doors, windows, and other access points in NH schools. It …

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National Threat Assessment Center Report on Protecting American Schools (USSS) [November 2019]

Ensuring the safety of children at school is a responsibility that belongs to everyone, including law enforcement, school staff, mental health practitioners, government officials, and members of the general public. To aid in these efforts, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) studied 41 incidents of targeted school violence that occurred at K-12 …

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School Identification Cards Recommendations (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

School Identification (ID) cards, when issued and worn, are a form of access control that ensures individuals on school property are easily identified. Credentials for faculty, staff, and visitors play a key role in identifying persons during emergencies. Emergency responders, parents, and students need a way to rapidly identify authorized personnel. Identifying visitors in the …

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