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In developing our Texas Unified School Safey and Security Standards, we insured that any Standard could be implemented, to level of scale and funding, by any school district, regardless of size and/or resources. Also, each Standard needed to be invariant across time, rather than a popular current trend. Finally, the Stadards needed to pass the "common sense test" and be viewed by at least 80% of the subject-matter-expert team as a good idea and something that schools should be doing whether or not we made it a "Standard" (e.g. drills, acess control, etc.)

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  1. NIMS represents a core set of doctrines, concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processes that enables effective, efficient, and collaborative incident management. Incidents typically begin and end locally, and are managed on a daily basis at the lowest possible geographical, organizational, and jurisdictional level. A basic premise of both NIMS and the NRF is that incidents typically be managed at the local level first. In the vast majority of incidents, local resources and local mutual aid agreements and assistance agreements will provide the first line of emergency management and incident response. The responsibility for responding to incidents, both natural and manmade, begins at the local level – with individuals and public officials in the county, city, or town affected by the incident. Local leaders and emergency managers prepare their communities to manage incidents locally. The Framework’s response doctrine plays a key role in helping community leaders to coordinate resources within jurisdictions, among adjacent jurisdictions, and with the private sector and NGOs such as the American Red Cross.
    in Mar 2013

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