The REMS TA Center offers a variety of additional resources to assist local educational agencies and campuses with their emergency management efforts. In addition to training materials, resources featured on this page include publications, partner organizations, web links, and other general emergency management information. Information is organized as follows:

Resource Repository

The purpose of the Resource Repository is to act as a clearinghouse for emergency management planning for schools and provide free and easily accessible information that supports the efforts of local education agencies and institutions of higher education. The content provided is available to the public for non-commercial use that furthers this goal.

NIMS Implementation

NIMS is the United States' single, comprehensive system for managing domestic incidents and is suitable for all schools and educational institutions to implement throughout all phases of school emergency management: 1) Prevention-Mitigation; 2) Preparedness; 3) Response; and 4) Recovery. The REMS TA Center presents guidance and resources for NIMS implementation for schools and institutions of higher education (IHEs).

Partner Organizations

There are a wide variety of State, local, and Federal agencies and partners involved in supporting school and campus-based emergency management. This page offers links to some of our key partners in emergency management.

Perspectives from the Field

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) sponsors and coordinates a number of closed list serves to promote communication, collaboration, and the sharing of ideas, information, and resources for school and higher education emergency management. Though the list serves are only open to grantees and other identified partner groups, the information shared via these list serves often has broad applicability to the wider emergency management field. Accordingly, the REMS TA Center has redacted the responses received to some key list serve discussion and these summaries are available here for reference purposes by the general education community.

Additional Resources

On this page, the REMS TA Center offers a variety of additional resources on a wide array of emergency management issues. In particular, resources are provided around pandemic preparedness for schools, planning for students with disabilities, the four phases of emergency management, school safety centers, and mental health services for children following trauma.

U.S. Department of Education Logo
REMS TA Center
8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1440
Silver Spring, MD 20910
1-855-781-7367 (REMS)
WORLD IPV6 DAY is 8 June 2011