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K-12 Emergency Management Planning K-12 Emergency Management Planning

Online Courses

Do you need easy access to comprehensive and interactive trainings? Our online courses guide users on federally recommended information and processes for emergency operations plan development and related topics in comprehensive emergency management.

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Specialized Training Packages

Unless explicitly named to relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, all resources were created prior and should be not assumed to apply the same to the COVID-19 response. For updated information related to COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.

Are you seeking materials to support emergency management training at your school or school district? Our downloadable Specialized Training Packages feature self-paced emergency management training materials to support high-quality emergency management across a range of special topics. School emergency managers may use these materials to train their colleagues or to brush up on their own knowledge regarding special topics in school emergency management. The topics included in these training packages range from continuity of operations and large event planning to handling food contamination and infectious diseases. Each package includes training instructions, a PowerPoint presentation, and supplemental resources. Tabletop exercises are also included with some packages. In addition to the special topics in emergency management, we have also included an introductory presentation that provides an overview of the recommended six step planning process for developing school emergency operations plans (EOPs). Finally, for practitioners who wish to assemble all of the training materials into a binder, we have included a cover page and table of contents for all training packages, except the supplemental exercise and training packages.

Supplemental Exercise and Training Packages

The REMS TA Center has developed additional exercise and training packages that may be used to strengthen EOPs and identify gaps and weaknesses or bolster youth preparedness and engagement at a school or school district. These packages vary in their contents. The Emergency Exercises Package includes an introduction to emergency exercises, tabletop exercise instructions, tabletop exercise scenarios/injects and podcasts for a power outage and infectious disease outbreak, and accompanying resources. The Teen CERT Toolkit contains an overview PowerPoint, a course description, an application/parent permission form, tabletop activities for cribbing and triage, a training record, certification materials, and accompanying resources.