Tag: Resource Document

School Emergency Supplies for Shelter In Place (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

Every school should store emergency supplies in preparation for an emergency that requires students and staff to shelter in place at the school building. The school safety team should select supplies that address the needs of the specific school’s population, climate, facilities, and resources. Due to the importance of emergency supplies, the school safety plan …

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School Emergency Evacuation “Go Kits” (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

In case of an emergency evacuation, it is critical that every classroom and the administration maintain a “go kit,” a self-contained and portable stockpile of emergency supplies, often placed in a backpack or bucket and left in a readily accessible but secure location so that it is ready to “go.” The school safety plan should …

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Benefits of Ballistic Glass and Security Films for Schools (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

Glass features in or around the interior doors at the front entrance of the school, ground level of the school and/or the entry to a classroom should be designed in such a way that would prevent unauthorized access into that space or the building if the glass was compromised. This can be done with reinforced …

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School Fencing Recommendations Flier (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

According to Hanover Research’s findings on School Fencing, there are several benefits to schools having proper fencing. Fences, as defined in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s K-12 School Security Survey, “are barriers enclosing or bordering a school that are used to prevent entrance, contain people to particular areas, or mark a boundary”. Download the …

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Cameras and Surveillance Systems in Schools Guide (NH HSEM) [October 2019]

Video Assessment and Security Cameras enhance the staff’s ability to respond to attacks and emergencies quickly and appropriately. School officials need to be aware of their surroundings and/or have the capability to observe danger and potential threats. This resource document provides information relative to the use of cameras and surveillance systems in NH schools. Download …

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New Hampshire Response Actions Guide (NH HSEM) [October 2019]

10/30/2019 UPDATE: An editable Microsoft Word version is now available for schools to include their school or district logo and contact information. The New Hampshire Response Actions guide defines and provides instructions based on standardized language for response actions as used in NH schools. Sections include: Clear Hallways Evacuation Scan Lockdown Reverse Evacuation Secure Campus …

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HSEM School Emergency Readiness Program Flier (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

The Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is offering a free voluntary physical security assessment of kindergarten through grade 12 schools in NH. This program looks at the physical building and grounds and makes observations and recommendations based on three physical security capabilities: Surveillance Access Control Emergency Alerting Learn more by downloading the HSEM …

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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.