Tag: Schools

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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Task Force Chair Perry Plummer on WGIR NH Today with Update (NH HSEM) [October 2019]

10/25/2019   8:00 am NH Department of Safety Assistant Commissioner and Task Force Chair Perry Plummer joined Jack Heath on NH Today to discuss NH Safe Schools Week and updates to the NH School Safety Preparedness Task Force.

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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America’s Safe Schools Week 2019

America’s Safe Schools Week is October 20-26, 2019. Safe Schools week occurs every October and is designed to raise public awareness and improve the safety of our schools by educating students, staff and community members about school safety issues including conflict resolution, bullying prevention, and relationship building. This Safe Schools Week, New Hampshire Homeland Security …

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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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Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement Announces: Champions Choose Love (JLCLM) [September 2019]

Modeled after the Choose Love Enrichment Program, Champions Choose Love focuses on the Social Emotional Learning Skills a team leader can utilize to develop self-awareness, strengthen relationships with coaches, teammates and competitors, and develop responsible decision-making skills. There are five lessons, including the introduction, that take approximately 20 minutes each to complete. The lessons focus …

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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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School Safety Recommendations for Election Day (NH HSEM) [September 2019]

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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