Story last updated at 9/11/2013 - 5:46 pm
The federal government offers resources for schools' emergency preparedness.
This site provides information that can help school leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts.
The REMS Technical Assistance Center supports schools and school districts in developing and implementing comprehensive emergency management plans by providing technical assistance via trainings, publications, and individualized responses to requests.
The National School Safety Center serves as an advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence.
What's the Plan Stan is a resource which aims to support teachers - www.whatstheplanstan.govt.nz/teacher.html - to develop their students' knowledge and skills to prepare for, and safely respond to, disasters.
A comprehensive resource of word documents that you can tailor to meet your needs (response, crises management, lockdown procedures, etc.) written in English, Spanish and Russian.