Preparedness for School Shootings or Terrorism

Title Abstract Publication Date
Emergency and Safety Communications. Describes a multimodal approach to school security notification, involving mobile and desktop phones, e-mail, and faxes. Internet-based solutions are favored, and varieties of equipment and service... 10/31/2007
Emergency Management 101: What Every School District Needs to Know. Discusses the four phases of emergency management: prevention-mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery; and how they apply to schools. Also addressed are school emergency plan development... 07/31/2009
Emergency Management Resource Guide. Provides a template with which a school or school district can build a customized emergency response plan. The document offers sections with checklists for mitigation and prevention, preparedness,... 12/31/2007
Emergency Management Standards. Discusses emergency management standards for school use and lists standards recommended by FEMA's National Incident Management System (NIMS). 12/31/2008
Emergency Management: Most School Districts Have Developed Emergency Management Plans, but Would Benefit from Additional Federal Guidance. Assesses the roles of federal and state governments and school districts in establishing requirements and providing resources for emergency management planning, what school districts have done to... 05/31/2007
Emergency Management: Status of School Districts' Planning and Preparedness. Reports on the current state of emergency preparedness in U.S. school districts, illustrating percentages of districts that have plans for intruders, bomb threats, natural disasters, terrorism,... 05/16/2007
Emergency Planning. [U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools] The U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools' website on emergency planning provides school leaders with information to plan for an emergency, including natural...
Emergency Preparedness in Schools. Offers annotated links to publications and programs to help schools prepare for natural and man-made disasters.
Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide for Utah Schools. Assists Utah schools in compliance with state regulations mandating emergency preparedness plans for schools. The guide outlines responsibilities for school officials and staff; criteria, components... 12/31/2006
Emergency Preparedness. Discusses safety assessment and needs analysis of schools, engaging stakeholders cooperation, creating a comprehensive life safety plan, and educating all building users on the plan through regular... 01/31/2010
Emergency Response Information for School Facilities. Discusses the information required for managing school buildings, grounds, occupants, and rescue and recovery personnel during and after a crisis: neighborhood maps; aerial and ground photos; campus... 03/31/2008
Emergency Response Information: Chemical Hazards. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has compiled information for first responders on specific chemical agents, and has published this information in the form of Emergency...
Emergency! What Will You Do if Someone Pulls a Gun and Starts Shooting. Discusses elements of a school emergency plan, including risk assessment, prevention and mitigation of incidents, preparedness, and response and recovery. 03/31/2011
Enemy at the Gates. Discusses increased security at collegiate sporting events, citing steps taken by specific universities, security programs that have earned national recognition, and cost-effective interventions... 04/30/2006
Expect the Best, Plan for the Worst. Makes some observations on college and university disaster planning as these schools attempt to prepare for the possibility of campus terrorism following the attacks of September 11. Several... 12/31/2001
Facility Survival Guide. [Emergency Planning Strategies.] Advises facility managers on emergency response, with eight recommendations: 1) Develop an emergency action plan, not a guidebook. 2) Don't plan to rely solely on first responders. 3) Use... 02/28/2009
Finding the Right Emergency Notification System. Advises on sorting through the more than sixty vendors and their various emergency notification products. Points to consider are: 1) an apples-to-apples comparison through a careful RFP, 2) the... 06/30/2008
Fire and Life Safety. Discusses the need to practice lockdowns as well as evacuations at schools. The components of lockdown plans are discussed, as well as the need to get these approved by local officials, just as... 10/31/2009
Five Lessons Learned from the Platte Canyon School Schooting. Summarizes five lessons learned, as identified by local authorities after this shooting, including principles of design for traffic control and crime prevention through environmental design. 10/31/2007
Food Safety and Food Defense for Schools. It is recommended that schools adopt a multi-hazard approach to addressing their vulnerabilities. Food service operations--including school cafeterias, central kitchens, warehouses or food delivery... 06/22/2006
Get a Head Start on Mass Notification Code Regulations. Reviews current and upcoming codes for mass notification systems that are coupled with fire alarm systems. These include multi-channel systems that accommodate customized messages for different areas... 04/30/2007
Get the Word Out-Fast and Accurate. Reviews wide-area emergency mass notification systems, addressing their components and function. Special considerations for campus systems are illustrated with an example of the system in place at... 05/31/2008
Get the Word Out. Reviews considerations for mass notification systems on college campuses. Creating a system in-house or outourcing it, targeted alerts, contact methods, standalone or integrated systems, and examples... 08/31/2008
Getting the Word Out. Cites examples of how higher education institutions alerted their entire campus when crimes were committed nearby, describing the type of systems used. Features of various systems are highlighted,... 05/31/2009
Guidance for Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks. In January 2002, the Office of Homeland Security (OHS) formed the Interagency Workgroup on Building Air Protection which includes representatives from agencies across the Federal government. One of... 04/30/2002