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your school and district prepared for an emergency of any
Are you NIMS compliant as prescribed by Presidential Directive
Are you Ohio House Bill 422 compliant?
you cannot answer "Yes" to all three questions above,
your school district is not compliant with Federal or State
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.
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
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,
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
Develop district and school(s) Emergency Operations Plans/Safety
Assist in completing NIMS compliance courses.
Train groups on the Incident Command System.
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
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.
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