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Emergency Management Professional Development
Center for Safe Schools has available training programs for public schools, charter schools and Intermediate Units in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These programs are available for Act 48 professional development credit.
The following is a partial list of emergency response programs available for delivery at your school:
- Bus Driver Emergency Preparedness (3 hours)
- Drug Awareness and Concealment for Educators (3 hours)
- Emergency Preparedness for School Staff (3 hours)
- Evacuation Decision-Making for School Officials (2.5 hours)
- ICS Boot Camp for School Officials (7 hours)
- Legal Requirements for All-Hazards Planning (3 hours)
- Practice Makes Perfect: Building Effective Safety Drills and Exercises (7 hours)
- Situational Awareness for Office Staff (3 hours)
- Understanding and Developing MOU’s (5 hours)
- Understanding and Responding to School Bomb Threats (5 hours)
Administrator and Response Team Trainings
- Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (5 hours)
- Implementing ICS in your School (3 hours)
- Table Top Exercises for Schools with a “Make and Take” Component (6 hours)
Administrator and Counselor/Psychologist Trainings
- Planning for Parent/Child Reunification after a Crisis (Introduction 1.5 hours; Full course 5 hours)
- Threat Assessment Essentials (1.5 hours)
Science Teachers, Curriculum Directors and Administrators
- HazMat Prevention in K-12 Schools (3 hours)
These programs are available to other organizations on a fee-for-service basis.
For more information on these training programs, please contact:
Emergency Planning and Response Management Coordinator
Center for Safe Schools
275 Grandview Avenue, Suite 200
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717) 763-1661 x134
Center for Safe Schools/Project CLEAR Free Training Videos
Preparing Parents for School Emergencies
This online training video is designed to provide parents of children in K-12 schools with an understanding of why schools develop all-hazards plans. Parents will also be given information on ways they assist their families and the school in preparation for school emergencies. This session covers actions parents should resist taking in the event of an emergency at their child's school. Runtime: 20:51
School Shooters: An Awareness Program for School Staff
This online training video is designed to provide school staff members with a basic awareness of their responsibilities in preparing for and responding to an active shooter situation in their school. This session covers standard procedures for effective school staff interface and interaction with law enforcement during active shooter situations. Runtime: 47:53
REMS Online Courses
The U.S. Department of Education's REMS TA Center offers a diverse set of trainings, including on-demand webinars and online courses, to practioners in the field of school and higher ed emergency management.
EMI/FEMA Online Courses
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.
FEMA’s Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal.
To get a complete listing of courses, click here.