Tag: SROs

Training: Incident Command for Schools (NH FSTEMS) [December 2019]

Each year, minor emergencies to natural disasters impact schools and threaten the safety of staff and students. While not all emergencies require outside assistance, given today’s threats, schools must be prepared to respond in partnership with first responders. Success of this partnership begins well before the event during emergency planning and a common understanding of …

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Training: AWR-148 Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents

DATES & LOCATIONS: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Epping Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Littleton CLASS DESCRIPTION: This eight-hour awareness-level course for school administrators and emergency responders will educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrator and staff to effectively respond to an emergency involving a school building or an entire school system. …

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

Updated November 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

National Threat Assessment Center Report on Protecting American Schools (USSS) [November 2019]

Ensuring the safety of children at school is a responsibility that belongs to everyone, including law enforcement, school staff, mental health practitioners, government officials, and members of the general public. To aid in these efforts, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) studied 41 incidents of targeted school violence that occurred at K-12 …

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School Identification Cards Recommendations (NH HSEM) [November 2019]

School Identification (ID) cards, when issued and worn, are a form of access control that ensures individuals on school property are easily identified. Credentials for faculty, staff, and visitors play a key role in identifying persons during emergencies. Emergency responders, parents, and students need a way to rapidly identify authorized personnel. Identifying visitors in the …

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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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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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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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