SchoolSAFE for REMS Grant Awardees

School Safety Partners
SchoolSAFE Communications technology supports Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) as well as NIMS, ICS, and SAFECOM. DENVER, Colorado, August 16, 2010 -- SchoolSAFE Communications, the leader in public safety communications for schools, is rolling out a new line of services to dramatically improve district-wide safety programs while reducing costs.

SchoolSAFE provides an invisible blanket of security.

The catalog of new services, called "School Safety 360," is designed to help school districts leverage their school safety funding. The package is ideally suited for Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) grant awardees, and those receiving school safety funding from the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, and other Federal sources. SchoolSAFE Communications' core service provides seamless communications interoperability between schools and first responders during a crisis. Public safety and school safety officials have hailed the SchoolSAFE system as a boost to joint planning, training, drills, exercises, and after-action evaluations. The school safety technology supports broadly adopted standards for first responders, including the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Incident Command System (ICS), the National Emergency Communications Plan, and SAFECOM -- the Federal platform for interoperable communications for public safety. SchoolSAFE's "School Safety 360" offerings include:

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• Building and Campus Assessment -- From the point-of-view of ensuring clear communications, this is a unique form of risk assessment that is offered to facilities managers, school architects, construction planners, as well as security managers. • Hands-On Training -- SchoolSAFE's radio training brings together community partners and fits into all NIMS courses prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. • Exercise Design, Implementation, and Evaluation -- SchoolSAFE maintains a growing library of scenarios for functional exercises that are high-impact yet less expensive to conduct than full-scale exercises, and so they can be conducted more frequently. • MOU and SOP Workbooks -- Creating usable Memoranda of Understanding and Standard Operating Procedures guides are often "blind spots" in REMS-related programs, but here they are natural by-products of the SchoolSAFE installations that coordinate multi-agency interoperable communications. • SchoolSAFE Product Line -- The SchoolSAFE original catalog includes the right radios for the school staff, the SchoolSAFE itself (including custom configuration) which links schools with public safety, the district server, the software and licenses, system maintenance, system monitoring district-wide, and accessories such as vests, props, and other supplies that might be used in the recommended functional exercises as well as during crisis response. • Custom Development -- SchoolSAFE works with school districts to develop custom solutions, building on a high level of hands-on interaction with school safety teams. • Custom Learning Materials -- SchoolSAFE produces custom print and multimedia materials that can be used in training at the school, district, or state level, or used at school safety conferences, or in train-the-trainer programs. In addition to improving coordination among agencies when responding to school incidents, SchoolSAFE provides superior communications for day-to-day school and district operations. For a copy of the "School Safety 360" catalog, call SchoolSAFE at 303-598-1555, or visit for a brief video tutorial.

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