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
NEW – Safe and Supportive Schools Conference
Prevention – Intervention – Response
December 4, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Black Canyon Conference Center
Keynote speaker: Kenneth S. Trump, MPA
National School Safety and Security Services
One Year After Sandy Hook: What Have We Learned?
Additional Workshop Sessions Include:
Emergency response planning
Managing parent and media communications
Incident Command System (ICS)
Bullying prevention/school climate
School-based threat assessment
Mental health in schools
FY 2014 Pilot Emergency Readiness Grant
The Arizona Department of Education’s School Safety and Prevention Unit is pleased to announce a new FY 2014 Competitive Grant: the Pilot Program on School Emergency Readiness, which is open to Arizona school districts with fewer than 29 schools.
Informational Flyer (PDF)
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)
- Template Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) 2012 Draft
- 2013 Guide for High Quality School ERPs (Federal doc)
- 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
- 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.
- County Emergency Managers
- County Health Departments
- Tribal/Regional Behavioral Health Authority (T/RBHA) service providers
- 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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