The National School Safety Network
Time: November 6, 2009 from 8am to 3:30pm
Location: Pueblo West High
Street: 661 W Capistrano Ave
City/Town: Pueblo West, CO 81007-7036
Website or Map: http://pwh.district70.org
Phone: Patrick Hobby - (303) 598-1555
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Pueblo District 70 and SchoolSAFE Communications
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2009
Communications Review of IS-100.SCa
This one-day workshop will provide training for school personnel on how to effectively use two-way radio communications within the Incident Command System for schools. School staff will interact with professional responders to complete a series of brief group assignments and tabletop exercises.
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As reported on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) website, Colorado schools have a new tool to use in emergencies. School districts, including Pueblo District 70, have adopted a system that allows schools to place a 911 call to activate a radio communications network that links school staff with professional responders arriving at the scene. Traditionally, schools facing an emergency have called 911 and waited for first responders to arrive. Under the new enhanced 911 system, schools can call 911 and be immediately connected with first responders through the schools' two-way radios. The radios allow school staff to communicate and work directly with police and other first responders during a crisis. The system will be used in accordance with procedures established by the National Incident Management System.
Prerequisites for School Personnel
Completion of IS-100.SCa and IS-362 are prerequisites for Pueblo District 70 school personnel attending this workshop. These courses are offered by the Emergency Management Institute as free online interactive tutorials. Also, the final exams for these courses can be taken online as well. Go to our home page for a QuickStart guide to both of these courses.