The State Department of Education and the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will be offering a two-day workshop on Emergency Planning for Schools at Norwalk High School Center for Global Studies as outlined below.
Workshop Audience: This workshop is designed for:
- School administrators
- Facility managers (custodial)
- Special educators
- School nurses
- Mental health staff
- School board members
- Emergency managers
- Police & School Resource Officers
Schools are requested to attend in teams composed of at least 3 of the above individuals. First responders are essential members to the team and, where possible should be a part of a team. 0.7 CEUs will be awarded by CT Boards of Education (CABE) for each day. On line pre-workshop training required as follows:
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is362a.asp. 0.3 CEUs awarded by FEMA for this on line course
Workshop Content: The two day workshop will:
1. Describe emergency response operations, roles and duties.
2. Explain the application of the Incident Command System to the school environment during planning, emergencies and planned events.
3. Cover potential hazards that may impact schools.
4. Explain how to develop and test an Emergency Response Plan.
5. Give the participants the opportunity to collect information between the two days of training that can be used to develop a strategy for implementation.
Dates and Locations
The workshop will be held in Norwalk on April 2 & 9. Workshop hours are 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The second day as noted is offered one week after the first day. Workshop registration is specified below on the Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security (DEMHS) web site in Hartford.
Attendance will be limited to 50 participants/teams. First come, first served.
There will be a “wait list” should enrollment exceed 50.
Brien McMahon High School, Center for Global Studies, Community Room
300 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854