Taking Action: Creating Model Emergency Management Plans for Schools, Institutions of Higher Education and Houses of Worship

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.



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