Tag: HSEM

School Safety Recommendations for Hard Corners (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

“Hard corners are areas in classrooms where students and teachers would not be visible from hallways, windows or door openings.” Hard corners “are areas located at an angle that would prevent anyone firing a gun through the classroom door from hitting anyone.” Learn more about Hard Corners by downloading the School Safety Recommendations for Hard …

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Access Control and Secure Vestibule Flier (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

“Effective access control requires that entry to and from a building be controlled.” According to Spicer’s Campus Safety article 11 Components of a Secure School Front Entrance. “Efforts to prevent forced entry and trespass are compromised if secondary points of entry or fire doors are unsecure or easily defeated and not seen.” Read more about …

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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.

School Resource Officer Flier (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

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 …

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FREE WORKSHOP: Developing a High Quality Emergency Operations Plan Workshop [October 2019]

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, in partnership with the Department of Education, will host a free workshop, Developing a High Quality Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), on October 1, 2019 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at the SAU 88 Office in Lebanon, NH. Download Flyer Register for the Workshop

Suggested Emergency Operations Plan Outline (NH HSEM) [January 2019]

The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) should have the basic plan, functional annex’s, hazard specific information and appendixes. This attachment provides the suggested School Emergency Operations Plan Outline.

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Recommendation 7

Recommendation 7: Develop a threat assessment task force at the community or district level that engages the local public health network, including an intervention and reporting protocol that evaluates students quickly and efficiently and provides a plan to help appropriately return students to school.

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Recommendation 12

Recommendation 12: All school plans submitted under RSA 189:64 shall be reviewed by the State every three years based on current best practices. A feedback report shall be forwarded to the school for voluntary changes.

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Recommendation 13

Recommendation 13: Continue with the current, voluntary New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management school assessment process. Provide reassessments at least every three years or when significant changes to the facility, staff, or policy occur.

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Recommendation 14

Recommendation 14: Reevaluate the Homeland Security and Emergency Management school assessment process every three years to ensure assessors use the latest standards, knowledge, and techniques.

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