Additional Resources

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FEMA: IS-100.SCa Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) for Schools
This online training promotes school safety by familiarizing school personnel with how ICS principles can be applied in school-based incidents and preparing them to interface with local emergency responders. FEMA provides this training at no cost.

FEMA: IS-360: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for School, Higher Education and Houses of Worship
This online training provides leading practices and resources to assist schools and higher education. FEMA provides this training at no cost.

FEMA: IS-362.A: Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
This FEMA Independent Study course covers basic information about developing, implementing, and maintaining a school emergency operations plan (EOP). The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the importance of schools having an EOP and basic information on how an EOP is developed, exercised, and maintained. FEMA provides this training at no cost.

Maine Department of Education, School Security
Maine DOE offers many additional resources that can be used to educate and assist school officials in making schools safe.

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center
Administered by the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), the REMS TA Center provides a hub of information, resources, training, and services in the field of school and higher ed emergency operations planning.

Safe Havens International
Michael Dorn, the Executive Director of this non-profit organization, is a leading expert on school preparedness in the U.S. He has visited Maine several times to deliver compelling talks on school preparedness.

The I Luv You Guys Foundation
The "I Love U Guys" Foundation was created to restore and protect the joy of youth through educational programs and positive actions in collaboration with families, schools, communities, organizations and government entities.

Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP)
This one hour lesson with several other optional lessons is designed for 5th grade students.  Lessons meet Maine learning standards and promote a culture of preparedness at school, at home and throughout the community.