Tag: Fire

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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Governor Sununu Signs SB 282, relative to suicide prevention education in schools [August 2019]

Senate Bill (SB) 282 directly relates to Recommendation 8 from the task force. Recommendation 8 calls for an increase and promotion of evidence-based best practice suicide prevention training in schools. The purpose of SB282 is to reduce the number of suicides in the school population by ensuring suicide prevention education and training is available. SB282 …

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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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Recognize the Warning Signs for Suicide to Save Lives! (NAMI NH) [May 2019]

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell warning signs from “normal” behavior, especially in adolescents. Ask yourself, Is the behavior I am seeing very different for this particular person? Also, recognize that sometimes those who are depressed can appear angry, irritable, and/or hostile in addition to withdrawn and quiet. Learn more about warning signs by …

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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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