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1 Lowell Wolff, Wolff Consulting, LLC School Emergency Response: From 1 District to 16 Districts

2 Session Overview 1) Cass Clay Unified School Response What is it? What is it? How did it happened? How did it happened? Why would you want one of your own? Why would you want one of your own?BREAK 2) Stuff that worked very well

3 In the beginning… January 1995 – Assistant Superintendent for Communication & Planning January 1995 – Assistant Superintendent for Communication & Planning Planning now includes Emergency Response Planning now includes Emergency Response March 21, 1995 – School Shooting at Red Lake March 21, 1995 – School Shooting at Red Lake Monthly meeting with the City of Fargo Monthly meeting with the City of Fargo Chief Magnus & Lt. Paul Laney Chief Magnus & Lt. Paul Laney Summer 1995 Summer 1995 Develop the plan Develop the plan Train with first responders Train with first responders Develop the first training event – 120 staff members Develop the first training event – 120 staff members Fast Forward Summer 2008 – training opened to 16 School Districts in two counties in two different States Fast Forward Summer 2008 – training opened to 16 School Districts in two counties in two different States

4 The FM Area Metro area is located in… Metro area is located in… Two different counties Two different counties Two different States Two different States Two different Federal Districts – ie FEMA Two different Federal Districts – ie FEMA Red River of the North is the border between the States Red River of the North is the border between the States Fargo, ND population 93,531 Fargo, ND population 93,531 Moorhead, MN population 36,012 Moorhead, MN population 36,012 West Fargo, ND population 23,708 West Fargo, ND population 23,708

5 The FM MSA: pop. 195,685 StudentsSROsOfficers Fargo11, West Fargo6, Moorhead5, DARE 35 Rural Cass County, ND 3, Rural Clay County, MN 2,7532 DARE93 29,

6 The beginnings – assessing Fargo Four stages Four stages Prevention/mitigation –anti-bullying programs, School Resource Officers, CPTED etc. Prevention/mitigation –anti-bullying programs, School Resource Officers, CPTED etc. Preparedness – Preparedness – plan plan equip equip train train Response – can your staff execute the plan? Response – can your staff execute the plan? Recovery – including reunification of students and parents, counseling etc. Recovery – including reunification of students and parents, counseling etc.

7 Security Teacher Teams Aide School IC Dispatch (First responders) and DO if applicable Staff and Students Building Maintenance Liaison School Incident Command Structure

8 Develop the Response Plan What are the situations you are most likely to experience? What are the situations you are most likely to experience? Jointly develop protocols to those situations Jointly develop protocols to those situations Use NIMS concept of Incident Command structure Use NIMS concept of Incident Command structure Incident Commander, Aide, Liaison, Security Incident Commander, Aide, Liaison, Security Organize manual to anticipate “the next move” Organize manual to anticipate “the next move” Unify vocabulary + simplify  see flip-charts Unify vocabulary + simplify  see flip-charts Plan for a transfer of command authority from building to first responder’s incident command Plan for a transfer of command authority from building to first responder’s incident command

9 Equip everyone Building command kit Building command kit Building medical kit Building medical kit Classroom “to go” kit Classroom “to go” kit EOC (Emergency Operations Center) = District office now provides resources EOC (Emergency Operations Center) = District office now provides resources An internal “911” An internal “911”

10 Train everyone District emergency manager trains with first responders District emergency manager trains with first responders Annually train teams (and backups) from each building - August in F ARGODOME Annually train teams (and backups) from each building - August in F ARGODOME Building Emergency Response Team trains staff in their building Building Emergency Response Team trains staff in their building Make sure first responders know your unified response plan! Make sure first responders know your unified response plan!

11 Building the response capacity The purpose is to build our collective capacity to respond to the unexpected The purpose is to build our collective capacity to respond to the unexpected Don’t practice situations that will never happen Don’t practice situations that will never happen Use drills to train for the physical aspects Use drills to train for the physical aspects Use tabletops & scenarios to train the mind Use tabletops & scenarios to train the mind As the response capacity builds, As the response capacity builds, decrease advance warning decrease advance warning increase distractions. increase distractions.

12 : Improvement Cycle Test and refine protocols… Test and refine protocols… Cameras, radios, Cameras, radios, 984 lock sets, single point of entry 984 lock sets, single point of entry automated lockdown equipment, special needs evacuation chairs, automated lockdown equipment, special needs evacuation chairs, Test, evaluate and refine response protocols Test, evaluate and refine response protocols

13 And then… Shift Happens Lt. Laney becomes Cass County Sheriff Laney Lt. Laney becomes Cass County Sheriff Laney Campaign addressed school safety & emergency response Campaign addressed school safety & emergency response Whether you live in Tower City, ND or Hawley, MN, when you need a Whether you live in Tower City, ND or Hawley, MN, when you need a SWAT Team SWAT Team Bomb squad Bomb squad Hostage and rescue service Hostage and rescue service Regional HazMat Team Regional HazMat Team The same team shows up! The same team shows up!

14 Aha! If law enforcement is training using the same techniques and contributing employees to regional specialty teams… If law enforcement is training using the same techniques and contributing employees to regional specialty teams… Does every school district need a different emergency response plan? Does every school district need a different emergency response plan?

15 Unified School Response A meeting of lead law enforcement officials and school superintendents – February 2007 A meeting of lead law enforcement officials and school superintendents – February 2007 Explained Fargo’s plan and its development Explained Fargo’s plan and its development Adopt one plan (common vocabulary, response protocols etc.) Adopt one plan (common vocabulary, response protocols etc.) Adapt it to your buildings Adapt it to your buildings

16 Considerations and Debate Some schools had no plans Some schools had no plans Some schools had well-developed plans Some schools had well-developed plans North Dakota required no drills or exercises North Dakota required no drills or exercises Minnesota required five lockdowns per year Minnesota required five lockdowns per year Can we reconcile these differences? Can we reconcile these differences? Yes, through district policy Yes, through district policy

17 Transition Time… Agreed to try it – with some arm twisting! Agreed to try it – with some arm twisting! Lots of equipment to buy <$3/student Lots of equipment to buy <$3/student Back-to-Basics training sessions Back-to-Basics training sessions Demos to understand the reasoning behind the protocols Demos to understand the reasoning behind the protocols Red River Regional Bomb Squad Red River Regional Bomb Squad Red River SWAT Team Red River SWAT Team Fargo Fire Dept & Regional Hazmat Fargo Fire Dept & Regional Hazmat

18 Sharing of best practices and lessons learned from our collective experiences Sharing of best practices and lessons learned from our collective experiences Development of response protocols suggested by first responders Development of response protocols suggested by first responders Regular training, response evaluations and revisions to response protocols Regular training, response evaluations and revisions to response protocols Examples of some benefits… Examples of some benefits…

19 Benefits to a regional plan Development and use of common vocabulary Development and use of common vocabulary Classroom Emergency Response Tools flipchart Classroom Emergency Response Tools flipchart Provide annual training for Building Emergency Response Teams from all school districts Provide annual training for Building Emergency Response Teams from all school districts From Lt. Col. Dave Grossman to Dr. Bernie James From Lt. Col. Dave Grossman to Dr. Bernie James Training for regional pool of substitute teachers Training for regional pool of substitute teachers Training for new teachers Training for new teachers Training for new members of a Building Emergency Response Team Training for new members of a Building Emergency Response Team

20 Mutual Aide agreements between districts Mutual Aide agreements between districts Joint purchasing such as Merigen Medical Joint purchasing such as Merigen Medical MinnKota SRO/Juvenile Justice MinnKota SRO/Juvenile Justice Quarterly meetings Quarterly meetings Google discussion group Google discussion group Policy generation – security cameras to AED to sex offender policies Policy generation – security cameras to AED to sex offender policies Formal emergency response evaluations Formal emergency response evaluations

21 Hosting of NASRO Training Hosting of NASRO Training Advanced SRO Training Advanced SRO Training Interview & Interrogation Techniques for the SRO Interview & Interrogation Techniques for the SRO Active Shooter Training – week long, 1,000 rounds Active Shooter Training – week long, 1,000 rounds Development of reunification plan and template for other districts Development of reunification plan and template for other districts Threat assessment team Threat assessment team Development and/or team on loan Development and/or team on loan Internal “911” + first response relay Internal “911” + first response relay

22 CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) audits CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) audits All Fargo Public School Buildings All Fargo Public School Buildings All Rural Cass Buildings All Rural Cass Buildings CPTED training for area architects CPTED training for area architects Unified response to incidents occurring on a bus Unified response to incidents occurring on a bus All law enforcement entities, school and metro buses All law enforcement entities, school and metro buses MyStuff database to register student property MyStuff database to register student property MyStuff

23 CASS COUNTY, ND Central Cass Public School District Central Cass Public School District Fargo Catholic Schools Network Fargo Catholic Schools Network Fargo Public School District Fargo Public School District Hope-Page Public School District Hope-Page Public School District Kindred Public School District Kindred Public School District Mapleton Elementary School Mapleton Elementary School Maple Valley Public School District Maple Valley Public School District Oak Grove & Grace Lutheran Schools Oak Grove & Grace Lutheran Schools West Fargo Public School District West Fargo Public School District CLAY COUNTY, MN Barnesville Public School District Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Public School District Hawley Public School District Moorhead Public School District Park Christian School Ulen-Hitterdal Public School District School District

24 Leadership Transition: From to Retirement – July 1, 2011 Retirement – July 1, 2011 What holes does this leave? What holes does this leave? Superintendents, Chiefs, Sheriffs meet Superintendents, Chiefs, Sheriffs meet Cass County Sheriff’s Office emerges as the lead agency Cass County Sheriff’s Office emerges as the lead agency

25 Sgt. Tara Morris, Cass County Sheriff’s Office Resources Lowell Wolff, Wolff Consulting, LLC Click on logo


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