The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) sponsors Emergency Management for Schools trainings to provide support to school staff and administrators interested in enhancing their preparedness efforts. Emphasis for the Emergency Management for Schools trainings is placed on emergency management plan development within the framework of the four phases of emergency management: Prevention-Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. These trainings present an excellent opportunity for school-based staff and administrators from Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) or nonpublic schools to acquire requisite knowledge to help develop effective, all-hazards emergency management plans. In 2007, OSDFS filmed one of the Emergency Management for Schools training meetings so that it could be archived and made available to school personnel across the country.
On this site, viewers can access four one-hour Web casts, each featuring one of the four phases of emergency management. These Web casts can be played in conjunction with the Power Point presentations made available at the following Web sites to enhance schools' training experience. It is OSDFS' hope that these materials will assist schools, and school personnel, in improving their overall preparedness efforts. For additional information on emergency management resources for schools please visit the Department of Education's Emergency Planning Web site: at www.ed.gov/emergencyplan and the Department of Education-funded Readiness and Emergency
Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center available