Emergency Planning and Response

NYSED Resources

Managing Emergency Health Care and Communicable Diseases In the School Setting (NYSED 11/2023) 
Provides local educational agencies with a framework for establishing a health services program that provides the services and information required under New York State Education Law Article 19. It provides guidance for developing emergency health care and communicable disease protocols for schools. This document is intended for use by school health personnel and administrators.

Emergency Go Bag Sample Supply List (NYSCSH 12/2023)
Lists sample items for emergencies at school. It should be customized for your school and reviewed by the school medical director.

General Emergency and Disaster Preparedness 

Stop the Bleed-Bleeding Control Information
An initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus includes diagrams, news, videos, and other resources. 

Caring for Children in Disaster
Provides guidance specifically designed for emergency planning for children-including those with special health care needs.

FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI)School Program
Offers school officials courses on National Incident Management System (NIMS) training and other courses to build school emergency management capacity.

NASN Disaster Preparedness Planning and Response Information
Provides multiple resources for school nurses.

National Education Association (NEA) School Crisis Guide
Helps schools prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from tragedies like school shootings with resources, recommendations, and evidence-based practices for incorporating school mental health into school crisis plans.

NYS Department of Health

Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
The EMSC Advisory Committee is responsible for advising the Health Department and its Commissioner on all aspects of emergency care for children. The mission of the EMS for Children program is to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity caused by severe illness or trauma.  

NYSDOH EMS Agency and Hospital Information By County

US Department of Education

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center 
The REMS TA Center is the primary source of information on emergencies for schools and school districts. They provide resources for prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery at local, state, and federal levels.  

Administered  by the U.S. Department of Education, its resources include:

Practical Information on Crisis Planning Brochure  
Guide for Schools and Communities including preparation, mitigation and prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Created by the federal government to provide schools and districts with actionable recommendations to create a safe and supportive learning environment. It provides resources, guidance training, fact sheets, School Safety Readiness Tool assessment tools.

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Page Updated 11/21/23