First Aid/Multi-Hazards Planning
Since 2004, schools have been encouraged by the
United States Department of Education to utilize an All-Hazards
approach to planning for emergencies. This all-hazards approach to
planning has been used for many years by federal, state and local
emergency management and allows for easier coordination between schools,
fire, police and emergency medical services. Crisis plans are based on
risks specific to the community, such as tornados and floods, as well as
incidents which can occur anywhere, such as acts of violence, fires and
Multi-Hazard planning should be based on the
National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a
systematic, consistent nationwide template to enable all government,
private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together. NIMS
is divided into four phases: Mitigation; Preparedness; Response and Recovery.
Overview of the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (EOP)
These free webinars were conducted in collaboration with all of the Federal agencies that worked together to develop emergency planning guides and provided an overview of: 1) the key principles for developing a comprehensive EOP for a school; 2) the planning process for developing, implementing and refining an EOP; and 3) the form, function and content of a school EOP and 4) topics that support emergency operations planning.
Principles of Prevention (CDC)
This free course teaches key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach and social ecological model in the prevention of five types of violence: child abuse and neglect; intimate partner violence; sexual violence; suicide and youth violence. The five modules take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Courses may be paused but do not log off or close the browser or the course will have to be restarted.
School Emergency Management Course Series
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center (TA) provides free online courses for schools from experts in the field of emergency management. These courses will assist schools in the development of all-hazard plans.
Updated: July 17, 2016