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Model plans and templates

First of all “Planning is a Process not an Event” and the work is keeping plan simple but all inclusive with that said “model” plans and “templates” tend to inherently lead to a lack of planning because in all too many cases people tend to fill in the blanks. The Federal Government might start by reviewing Federal programs that are already in place; such as the FEMA’s Emergency Management Institutes’ curriculum for developing School Emergency Operations Plans. More funding could be used to deliver this course to a wider audience. It is better to teach people how to fish rather than giving them one.

It would be valuable if the Federal Government would provide simple security guidance to the State and Local governments to address unlawful trespassing either by forced or accidental means that includes staff training, building modifications and best practices.

Submitted by gregg.champlin 1 year ago

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  1. AGREED: First of all “Planning is a Process not an Event” and the work is keeping plan simple but all inclusive with that said “model” plans and “templates” tend to inherently lead to a lack of planning because in all too many cases people tend to fill in the blanks.

    UNNESSARY: The Federal Government might start by reviewing Federal programs that are already in place; such as the FEMA’s Emergency Management Institutes’ curriculum for developing School Emergency Operations Plans. More funding could be used to deliver this course to a wider audience. It is better to teach people how to fish rather than giving them one. The FEMA has already reviewed curriculum for developing School Emergency Operations Plans and associated procedures and offers both on-site (residence), off-site (mobile), non-resident (state delievered) and distance learning (Independent Study) training. By whatever method or a comination of both the individual must sign-up for the training. The audiance availability is wide but signing-up is part of the procedure.

    In the event of an active shooter situation:

    The issue is always unauthorized entry and presence not the firearm. Any perpetrator can select a different device and method to extract the same or greater result. Accordingly, prohibiting unauthored entry is the core resolution. Solid doors requiring card-keys avoids an unauthorized individual breaking a glass window on a door to gain entrance.

    In the event of an active shooter situation:

    Evacuate, Attempt to evacuate. Have an escape route and plan Leave your belongings Keep your hands visible, HideFind a place to hide Block entry and lock doors, Remain quiet and silence your cell phone or pager, Take ActionAs a last resort, try to incapacitate the shooter Act with physical aggression, Remember to always: Take note of the two nearest exits in any facility you visit. Be aware of your environment and any possible dangers. CALL 911 WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO!

    1 year ago