The Arizona Department of Education is committed to working in partnership with districts and schools across the state to develop and maintain emergency response plans that can keep our children safe.
School Safety and Prevention
2013 Minimum Requirements for School Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
New 2013 Emergency Response Plan Template materials are now available!
- ERP – Section II (Lead Agencies)
- ERP – Section III (Support/Coordinating Agencies/Companies)
- ERP – Section IV (Hazard Specific Procedures)
- FEMA/DHS Independent Study Courses
- National Incident Management System
- NIMS Implementation Activities Checklist
- NIMS Training of School Key Personnel
- Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101
- CPG 201 Toolkit Guide
- CPG 201 Guide
- School Buildings and Infrastructure Protection
- FEMA Crosswalk of Capabilities
- National Preparedness Goal Handout
- PowerPoint 1 for Rollout Workshops
- PowerPoint 2 for Rollout Workshops
- PowerPoint 3 for Rollout Workshops
NEW TRAINING DATES:
April 11, 2013 – Phoenix
June 13, 2013 – Show Low
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New Emergency Response Plan Guidance and Tabletop Exercise
ADE, in collaboration with its partners, has developed new guidance for school emergency response plans (ERP) that reflects the most recent federal guidelines and best practices in emergency management. In addition, the minimum requirements for school ERPs have been slightly revised.
- Introduce and provide in-depth review of the 2013 template for school ERPs
- Review the Arizona School Emergency Response Plan Minimum Requirements
- Conduct a discussion-based tabletop exercise (TTX) focusing on policy and response procedures
Dates and Locations:
February 28, 2013 – Flagstaff
March 1, 2013 – Phoenix
March 7, 2013 – Mesa
March 13, 2013 – Tucson
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Emergency Preparedness Training – Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
This workshop integrates all Department of Homeland Security guidance into an easy-to-follow planning process that is tailored to the unique needs of school. Training includes all key areas of that allow schools to produce and effective emergency operations plan and advance overall preparedness. Designed for district and school teams including local first responders.
January 22 – 23, 2013
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Training Center
2627 South 35th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
January 29 – 30, 2013
Northern Arizona University
Building #64, Meadows Conference Room
306 E. Pine Knoll Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
This course can also be scheduled locally on a request basis. For more information, contact your county emergency management office. Click here for a contact list.
School-Based Threat Assessment
This workshop provides participants with industry-leading information on school-based threat assessment, violence prevention and intervention strategies. Through review of sample cases, participants will learn to effectively discern the severity of threats and appropriate responses.
January 30, 2013
Scottsdale Unified School District
Mohave District Annex
8505 E. Valley View Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
March 13, 2013
Pendergast Learning Center
3841 N. 91st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85037
April 17, 2013
Tucson Unified School District
Governing Board Room
1010 E. 10th St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
May 29, 2013
Arizona Department of Education
16th Floor, Training Room 103
3300 N. Central
Phoenix, AZ 85012
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The Planning Process
It is important to recognize that the planning process takes time and is ongoing. There are many things to consider when developing a school emergency response plan. Ask for assistance from local public safety and emergency management agencies as well as community groups and parents to help. The two-day Multi Hazard Safety Program for Schools course will provide participants with the basic information and tools to implement an emergency response plan. The six basic steps of the planning process are:
- Assemble a safety team
- Conduct hazard analysis of site and surrounding area
- Eliminate or mitigate hazards
- Develop procedures to respond to hazard
- Train students and staff
- Conduct drills and exercises
There are a number of tools and resources to assist safety teams develop and implement or strengthen the emergency response plan. The sample plan includes procedures to respond to a terrorist or radiological event as well as a variety of emergencies that are common to Arizona schools. The Arizona School Emergency Response Plan Minimum and Recommended Requirements will help you insure that your plan meets state standards. The Guidelines, Checklists and Sample Forms sections will help you refine your plan. The Classroom Emergency Procedures Guide is a quick reference flip chart of the emergency procedures to be placed in each classroom. The Other Agencies section provides contact information for local resources to assist in plan development. You may edit the forms in Microsoft Word format to meet the needs of your school.
- Arizona School Emergency Response Plan, Minimum Requirements
- Planning Questionnaire and Response Supplies Checklist
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How to Talk to Children about School Shootings
- Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services
This webpage provides information regarding mental health crisis lines, online resources for parents and educators, and how to access behavioral health services in Arizona.
To locate the closest Tribal/Regional Behavioral Health Authority (T/RBHA) service provider to you, click here.