Tag: Resource Document

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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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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Fire Drills and All Hazard Response Drills/Exercises in Schools (NHFMO) [August 2019]

As of July 2019, NH educational facilities are required to follow amended RSA 189.64 and the Life Safety Code related to emergency response drills. This flyer provides relevant information related to these required exercises and drills. Download the Fire Drills and All Hazard Response Drills/Exercises in Schools Flyer

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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Polling Place Safety Checklist (TSU) [May 2019]

School district campuses and facilities may from time to time serve as polling places. While the district  endeavors to maintain the sanctity of the election process, the safety of students, faculty and staff remain the primary responsibility. As such, election officials will be asked to remain cognizant of the importance of a safe and secure …

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Secure Lock Box Info Sheet (NHFMO) [May 2019]

Schools should consider installing a secure lock box in a safe location away from the building, such as near the driveway entrance, that allows the school to store critical access information and tools for predetermined, rapid response to school incidents. Attached is an information sheet from the NH Fire Marshal’s Office.

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