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Campus Security and Life Safety (SLS)

SLS1-1 Keeping Our Schools Safe: A Comprehensive Approach

November 19, 2013

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Victoria Calder

Texas State University

This session provides practical skills and simple tools to develop a culture of preparedness and resilience in your educational community, and to achieve compliance with the NIMS and with key features of Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code. Learn key features of developing an all-hazard school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), training to the plan, and conducting drills and exercises to test the plan. The session offers a comprehensive overview of the four phases of emergency management and explains how to apply standards and best practices as the foundation for developing a safe and secure school district.  Learn the basic guidelines for cost-effective measures to conduct School Safety and Security Assessments/Audits.

Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of developing a multi-hazard emergency operations plan, training to the plan, and drilling/exercising the plan. The participant will have basic knowledge of measures needed to develop a campus culture of preparedness and to assess the safety and security features of their educational institution.

The participant will be able to:

  • Identify the steps to developing a district multi-hazard Emergency Operations Plan across all four phases
  • Develop the simple, practical supporting tools to establish a culture of preparedness and resilience
  • Identify the steps to test the capability of your educational institution to prevent/mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from specific hazards and threats through drills and exercises
  • Apply findings from school safety and security assessments to strengthen emergency preparedness for your educational institution