Emergency Preparedness

Maintenance & Operations

Weathering the Storm

Emergency prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery

Hot Tips (Emergency Preparation)

Preparing for Emergencies

School Drills

School Drills: A Dual Purpose Exercise

Educators must learn and practice safety skills so when a situation occurs – a bomb threat, an angry parent, a suicidal student or staff member, a fire, and so on – they are prepared to respond according to the plan and procedures established in their school district.

Safety & Security

Active Shooter Training

Does your options-based approach meet standards of care?

Ask the Expert (Response Plans)

What Is the Difference Between Emergency Response and Pre-Incident Plan?

Des Moines Public Schools

Impact on Learning

Des Moines Public Schools

Safety & Security

Breaching Locked Doors

Rapid access to master keys necessary when lives are at risk.


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Smart ID Cards Save Time

Ballistic Protection

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

High School Adds New Layer of Security

Ask the Expert (Safe Space)

What Solutions Are Available to Secure Classrooms?

Fire & Life Safety

Being Prepared

Using tabletop exercises to plan before a disaster.

planning for a school crisis

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Not an Option: Best Practices for Managing Crisis

It is important to plan ahead for emergencies so that your mass notification efforts will reach the right people at the right time. Here’s what you need to know to develop, maintain and manage a mass notification and communication system.

Hot Tips (Power Protection)

Backup Power Is Critical

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