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Is your school and district prepared for an emergency of any type?
Are you NIMS compliant as prescribed by Presidential Directive #5?
Are you Ohio House Bill 422 compliant?

If you cannot answer "Yes" to all three questions above, your school district is not compliant with Federal or State guidelines.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5 directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and administer the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide approach for Federal (HSPD)-5, state, territorial, tribal, and local governments (which includes school districts) to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity. In addition, the Directive states, "Beginning in Fiscal Year 2005, Federal departments and agencies shall make adoption of the NIMS a requirement, to the extent permitted by law, for providing Federal preparedness assistance through grants, contracts, or other activities." Implementation of and compliance with NIMS is critical to ensuring full and robust preparedness across our nation. NIMS provides a common framework for all governmental bodies to work cohesively with each other.

Ohio House Bill 422 (H.B. 422) was enacted in May, 2006. This law requires each city, exempted village, and local school district to adopt a comprehensive school safety plan for each school building under its control. In April, 2007, the Ohio Attorney General provided a written interpretation for schools. His interpretation includes specifications for school safety plans, building floor plans, and safety drills.

School Emergency Training Solutions (SETS) is a non-profit organization established by educational professionals to support schools and districts with preparation for dealing with any type of emergency while seeking compliance with H.B. 422 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive # 5. Our staff has assisted in the training of over 230 schools and 14 districts to date. Let SETS help you find the funding to make your schools prepared and safe.

We can provide the following assistance in the four areas of crisis management:
Mitigation & Prevention, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

  • Develop an assessment/survey specifically for your school/district.
  • Evaluate the completed assessment and make recommendations.
  • Provide an easy-to-follow Building Safety Plan Manual for schools.
  • Develop training programs in NIMS for administrative and building staffs.
  • Develop district and school(s) Emergency Operations Plans/Safety Plans.
  • Assist in completing NIMS compliance courses.
  • Train groups on the Incident Command System.
  • Provide easy-to-follow templates to guide school districts.
  • Guide in filing all required documentation with Federal, state , & local agencies.
  • Execute drills and emergency responses for actual incidents.
  • Guide in completing all required mandated reports.
  • Provide proper follow-up recovery interventions.
  • Develop a comprehensive list of community resources to aid in school recovery.

SETS can assist you in becoming compliant with Federal, State, and local requirements or directives, quickly, comprehensively, and reasonably.

To request more information, go to the Crisis Management page.



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