The North Carolina Emergency Management, working in concert with the NC Center for Safer Schools and the Department of Public Instruction, has initiated a statewide initiative to provide valuable data, tools and applications to assist school officials, first responders, and emergency managers in preparing for and responding to natural hazards and threats to all K-12 public schools. The end product will include:
- Establishment of a secure, web-based, Digital School Risk Management Planning Tool;
- Establishment of a secure, School Emergency Response Application and;
- Statewide acquisition of pertinent facility data from each school site.
Newton-Conover City Schools Administrators are working with Catawba County Emergency Management staff, law enforcement, as well as NCDPS and AECOM to (1) orient principals on the initiative, process and applications and (2) facilitate and provide hands-on support as we begin completing our site specific risk management plan.
The Schools Emergency Response Application (SERA) is a web-based application designed to assist emergency responders and public safety officials as they efficiently respond to hazards and threats at school facilities. We look forward to sharing our new plans with all NCCS staff members.