Partner Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of more than 60,000 pediatricians. In 2006, the AAP Board of Directors identified disaster preparedness as 1 of 7 priority issues requiring special attention and resources by ensuring children's issues are addressed as early as possible in the development of disaster preparedness programs, materials, and activities, and involving pediatric experts in all levels of disaster planning and response (medical home to national levels). Resources available include a Disaster Preparedness Plan for Pediatricians, Family Disaster Action Plan, and Family Readiness Kit; information on Health Risks to Children from Wildfires, a Pandemic Influenza Issue Brief, and Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster information.

The American Red Cross

Campus Safety Health Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA)

  • CSHEMA provides information sharing opportunities, continuing education and professional fellowship to people with environmental health and safety responsibilities in the education and research communities. The Campus Safety Association, CSA, was founded in 1954 to address the unique safety challenges that are found on a college or university campus setting.
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Campus Safety Magazine

The Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness (CBAP)

  • The Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness (CBAP) at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-COM) is a regional and national resource for the provision of educational services and programs focused on bioterrorism and all-hazards preparedness and response for health care professionals, health care workers, first responders, and students preparing for health careers. CBAP is the recent recipient of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to develop and implement interdisciplinary bioterrorism and all-hazards preparedness curriculum for health professional students. - Emergency Preparedness Page

  • This section of includes information that people with disabilities, their families, employers, and first-responders need to know about actions that should be taken before, during, and after emergencies. Comprehensive information on emergency preparedness, response, and recovery plans that take into account the needs of people with disabilities, as well as practical tips on how individuals, schools, and places of business can prepare for emergencies, is also available in this section of the site.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Kids
    Teaches children how to prepare for disasters and prevent harm from disasters. Kids can play games, read stories, and learn what causes disasters.
  • FEMA's mission is to support citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. FEMA is divided into 10 regional operations:
  • Resources for Parents and Teachers
    Provides caregivers with safety information, a curriculum, and learning activities appropriate for the home or classroom.
  • State offices and agencies of emergency management are key partners for both schools and IHEs involved in emergency management planning.
    The list of offices and agency contacts is available at:

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

  • The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) advances public safety for educational institutions by providing educational resources, advocacy and professional development services. IACLEA is the leading voice for the campus public safety community.
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International Association of Emergency Managers, Universities and Colleges Special Interest Committee

  • The purpose of this committee is to provide emergency managers from institutions of higher education a voice on a national and international scale to ensure their needs are also being addressed by government and industry officials.
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National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)

  • A not-for-profit organization for school based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security/safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff and the schools they attend.
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National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

  • The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement was established in December 2005 with funding from the September 11th Children's Fund and the National Philanthropic Trust. The Center is located at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and provides a national source of Technical Assistance and Consultation in the field of helping students, staff, and families cope in times of crisis and loss.
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National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4)

  • The University of Southern Mississippi's National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security is an outgrowth of a grant initiative funded by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Established in 2006, the capabilities of the Center are enhanced by its close links with other Southern Miss academic and research centers as well as with other institutions of higher learning, professional associations, and corporate partners.
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National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools

  • The Food-Safe Schools Action Guide
    This website provides a wide range of school food safety information and resources, including tools for assessing your school's strengths and weaknesses, building food-safe school programs, building a support team, and taking action to prevent foodborne illnesses.
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National Child Traumatic Stress Network

  • National Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma
    An online resource for professionals. The Learning Center provides free access to NCTSN experts and up-to-date, science-based information in the areas of assessment, treatment and services, training, research and evaluation, and organizational and systems change for traumatized children, adolescents, and their families. The website also features a special topics section, which aims to connect mental health professionals, students, researchers, and others interested in the field of child trauma to the various free resources that are available through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
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  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
    The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma through collaboration with frontline providers, researchers, and families and is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. The network is funded by the Center Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)

  • A federation of organizations whose mission is to improve public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership.
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National Resource Center on Advancing Emergency Preparedness for Culturally Diverse Communities

  • The National Resource Center serves as a central clearinghouse of resources and an information exchange portal to facilitate communication, networking and collaboration to improve preparedness, build resilience and eliminate disparities for culturally diverse communities across all phases of an emergency.
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National School Transportation Association

  • Provides school transportation professionals with the tools and resources they need to make school buses safe, affordable, and efficient nationwide.
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National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

  • (National VOAD) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1970 in response to Hurricane Camille in the Gulf Coast. Members of National VOAD include national nonprofit organizations whose mission includes programs in either disaster preparedness, response and/or recovery.
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State School Safety Centers

  • Following September 11, 2001, approximately 20 states developed school safety resource centers to provide support, training, and information for their state on issues of school preparedness and safety. The Center directors routinely provide the Department with valuable information regarding emerging issues related to school safety in their respective states.
    View List with contact information.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

  • To enhance school safety, the Department of Homeland Security offers funding, training, and resources for efforts such as providing money for emergency preparedness, training school bus drivers in security and hardening school buildings' vulnerability.
  • Federal Partnership for Interoperable Communications (FPIC)
    The Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications sponsors a group of representatives from forty-four (44) Federal Agencies, as well as state and local advisory representatives to identify and leverage partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies that are implementing wide area infrastructure that would address common communications needs and enhance interoperability.
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  • The Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) is responsible for enhancing the security, resiliency, and reliability of the nation's cyber and communications infrastructure. CS&C actively engages the public and private sectors as well as international partners to prepare for, prevent, and respond to catastrophic incidents that could degrade or overwhelm these strategic assets.
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  • National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT)
    The NCBRT is a DHS training partner providing high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States and its territories under the NCBRT's Homeland Security National Training Cooperative Agreement. The NCBRT offers many courses to help U.S. citizens prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from acts of domestic and international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and high-consequence events through teaching, training, technical assistance, and research.
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  • The National Integration Center (NIC) Incident Management Systems Integration (IMSI) Division
    The Secretary of Homeland Security, through the National Integration Center (NIC), Incident Management Systems Integration (IMSI) Division (formerly known as the NIMS Integration Center), publishes the standards, guidelines, and compliance protocols for determining whether a Federal, State, tribal, or local government has implemented NIMS. Additionally, the Secretary, through the NIC, manages publication and collaboratively, with other departments and agencies, develops standards, guidelines, compliance procedures, and protocols for all aspects of NIMS.
    The IMSI website is accessible at:
  • The Ready Campaign
    In February 2003, the Department of Homeland Security launched the Ready Campaign, a national public service advertising campaign. Its purpose is to inform and empower citizens to prepare for and respond to terrorist attacks, disasters and other emergencies. The Ready Campaign offers community-based information, guides and strategies for staying safe and secure at home and in the community.
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  • Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
    Congress and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC or the Consortium) to develop and deliver relevant all-hazards training in support of rural homeland security requirements. All training delivered by the RDPC is certified by DHS and is offered tuition-free.
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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

  • COPS School Safety: Guides & Reports
    The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territory, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources. The COPS Office has produced and compiled a broad range of information resources that can help schools and law enforcement better address school safety issues.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New England Office

University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Natural Hazards Center
    Using an all-hazards and interdisciplinary framework, the Center fosters information sharing and integration of activities among researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from around the world; supports and conducts research; and provides educational opportunities for the next generation of hazards scholars and professionals.
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