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ERIC Number: ED498509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ERCMExpress. Volume 3, Issue 1
Kahn, Gina
US Department of Education
The Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's newsletter, "ERCMExpress," provides comprehensive information on key issues in school emergency management. This issue of "ERCMExpress" discusses "Tapping into Nontraditional Community Partners for Emergency Management." Collaboration by schools with community partners during the entire emergency management process is a common trait of the most successful school emergency management programs. The strength and quality of the partnerships mirror those aspects of the district and school emergency management plans. To develop sound emergency management practices, schools must establish linkages with core partners--members of law enforcement, public safety, public and mental health, and local government--as well as with the broader community. Nontraditional partners and resources, such as families, churches, local industries or businesses, area colleges, health care facilities, and social service agencies, are critical to the success of emergency management. This issue suggests strategies for developing collaborative partnerships. Resources for more information and potential partnership ideas are also listed. A list of resources is also provided. [This publication was funded by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education under contract with Caliber Associates.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Caliber Associates, Fairfax, VA.