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Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2022
Training is an integral part of school safety, security, emergency management and preparedness; everyone involved in the plan needs to know his or her roles and responsibilities before, during, and after an emergency. As one's emergency operations plan (EOP) planning team develops the training and exercise schedule, keep in mind that the Readiness…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, School Safety, Technical Assistance, Computer Simulation
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2021
The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS) has created a list of their own resources on how K-12 schools can create an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). It addresses all threats, hazards, settings, and times. The list includes the following categories: (1) Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Development…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Planning, Readiness
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2021
Youth preparedness is all about teaching and training children and youth those skills that help them to be actively engaged in school safety every day and to be ready to jump in during and after emergencies. This Ready.gov article highlights several instances of how teens involved in Youth Preparedness Councils across the country stepped up to…
Descriptors: Readiness, Skill Development, School Safety, Adolescents
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2021
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is part of the National Preparedness System and supports the National Response Framework. NIMS puts forth a systematic approach to collaborating across disciplines and all levels of government to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from threats and hazards that impact the…
Descriptors: School Safety, Emergency Programs, Management Systems, Readiness
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2021
In the context of school safety, family reunification means to reunite children with verified and authorized family members after a critical and often highly stressful incident (e.g., a fire, a natural disaster, a school bus accident, a situation involving weapons or violence at school, etc.) that disrupts the school day and prompts the need for a…
Descriptors: School Safety, Crisis Management, Emergency Programs, Strategic Planning
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2021
As school buildings plan to fully reopen according to decisions made in collaboration with local public health departments, education agency leaders and safety planning partners are implementing protocols for preventing or mitigating infectious disease transmission. Federal agencies have created a variety of resources and tools to help…
Descriptors: School Safety, Health Promotion, COVID-19, Pandemics
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2021
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has presented various challenges for education agencies and their whole school community partners. From creating plans to help ensure continuity of teaching and learning via in-person, virtual, or hybrid models to adjusting plans to help ensure that feeding and food distribution can continue, school…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2020
The onset of COVID-19 has dramatically increased the usage of digital learning formats by education agencies across the nation and shifted the learning environment to "school at home." Since students are online more, they are vulnerable to more threats. Cyber safety is critical and is a shared responsibility of students, parents, and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2019
School emergency management can be addressed through the development of a school emergency operations plan (EOP) that addresses the school safety continuum, including safety, security, emergency management, and preparedness. Planners will address hazards and threats (e.g., wildfire and criminal activity), emergency management functions…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Fire Protection
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2019
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) research on historical flood risk, 98 percent of U.S. counties have been impacted by a flooding event. Not only do flood events occur in and impact all regions of the United States, but they are also costly. Therefore, it is in the interest of communities for education…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, School Safety
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2019
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) research on historical flood risk, 98 percent of U.S. counties have been impacted by a flooding event. Not only do flood events occur in and impact all regions of the United States, but they are also costly. Therefore, it is in the interest of communities for institutions of higher…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, School Safety
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2019
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) research on historical flood risk, 98 percent of U.S. counties have been impacted by a flooding event. Not only do flood event occur in and impact all regions of the United States, but they are also costly, and so it is in the interest of communities for state education agencies…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Natural Disasters, School Safety
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
In October 2017, the President and acting U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary determined that a public health emergency exists nationwide. Opioids can help in the management of certain types of pain, but they pose serious health, financial, and social consequences when misused. Schools, school districts, and institutions…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Narcotics, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
When a major emergency event affects a school, school district, or institution of higher education (IHE), there are various functions that responding organizations have to activate in order to respond and recover effectively. Education agencies are particularly unique because they are entrusted to protect the vulnerable populations they serve and…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Planning, Volunteers, Elementary Secondary Education
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS), 2018
Classrooms are often the first settings in which students learn what it means to be civically engaged; and when students choose to use demonstrations and protests as a tool for civic engagement, school buildings, grounds, and communities are often selected as the setting. While demonstrations and protests (and the themes and events that prompted…
Descriptors: Readiness, Emergency Programs, Planning, School Role
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