Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? It’s the perfect time for you to revisit your emergency procedures. 

Here are a few resources we’ve found:

  • The experts at Firestorm Solutions say schools should run drills for each possible emergency scenario (fire, tornado, active shooter, etc.) at least two to three times per year. State requirements may vary. Read Firestorm’s blog here for additional tips. 
  • Ready.gov provides resources and tips for school emergency plans. 
  • The U.S. Department of Education produced the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans in 2013 for K-12 schools. You can read the full report here
  • The Center for Safe Schools consolidates resources from many state and government agencies. See them here
  • The American Heart Association has been working diligently to pass state laws requiring that students are trained in CPR before graduating high school. Click to get more information about the program. 
  • The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) stated, “A building block of campus safety is a mass, emergency notification system.” Register for a Parent Alert webinar to learn how we can help.