2019 Florida RTTX Invitation
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) released today Exercise Starter Kits (ESKs) for the K-12 community focused on an active shooter incident as part of the Campus Resilience (CR) Program. The ESKs were developed in support of Department’s school safety efforts, including its work with the Federal Commission on School Safety.
Exercise Starter Kits are a set of tools and resources for K-12 communities and institutions of higher education (IHE) to self-conduct a tabletop exercise (TTX).
The Exercise Starter Kits reinforce specific emergency plans, protocols, and procedures, while also testing and strengthening preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.
DHS S&T and FEMA awarded funding to the not-for-profit National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health to deliver free, lifesaving trauma training to high school age students.
As Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month kicks off, I want to talk about one component of infrastructure in particular—our schools—and a new technology S&T just released that will help protect not only the physical buildings, but also the individuals within them.
Save the date for the 2019 Florida Regional Seminar and Tabletop Exercise Series for Institutions of Higher Education (RTTX) event.
The Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment, a virtual training platform, allows teachers, school staff, law enforcement officers, and others tasked with school security to create and practice response plans for a wide range of critical incidents. The tool is free.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Campus Resilience (CR) Program, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), convened the third Regional Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (RTTX) on October 11, 2018, at the University of Central Oklahoma.
On August 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen hosted the fifth Federal Commission on School Safety meeting, which focused on best practices for school building security, active shooter training for schools, and school-based threat assessments. The Commission meeting was chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and attended by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen will host the fifth Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) meeting this week. The session will focus on best practices for school building security, active shooter training for schools, and practitioner experience with school-based threat assessment.