Welcome to the Mutual Assistance for School Safety (MASS)
NEW: The webstream "Latinos During Emergencies: Cultural Considerations Impacting Disaster Preparedness" was presented on March 22. Click here to go to the site and download the handouts.
NEW: the Federal Emergency Management Agency offers a on-line course for childcare providers, pre-school staff, and early childhood educators that covers the steps to help prepare for incidents to ensure the safety of the children at their site, develop plans and procedures to keep children safe from everyday hazards, and to respond and recover when an emergency happens. IS-36 - Multihazard Planning for Childcare
The Mutual Assistance for School Safety (MASS) is a working group and training system to help Monterey County's schools and districts comply with State and Federal requirements for safety and crisis response.
Trainings on writing and updating the Comprehensive School Safety Plan and the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan are held each year at the beginning of the school year (August-September).
Special topics are presented throughout the year as needed or requested: examples include Crisis Communications; Tsunami actions; H1N1 Prevention and Response; Personal Safety in the Workplace; Schools as Evacuation Sites and Post-Disaster Shelters.
In addition, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security-funded National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, a series of trainings are available, including:
- Threat & Risk Assessment
- Mayoral Institute Seminar for All-Hazards Preparedness
- Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
- Incident Management / Unified Command for CBRNE and Terrorism Incidents
- Disaster Management for Public Services
- Public Information in a WMD/Terrorism Incident
- Crisis Leadership and Decision-Making for Elected Officials
- Advanced Incident Management / Unified Command
- Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Operations and Planning for All Hazards
WHO MAY ATTEND THESE TRAININGS? Any representative of a public or private school or district who has been authorized by their supervisor. These meetings are for individuals who are specifically tasked with the “hands on” responsibility of developing and maintaining school and district level emergency preparedness and response plans. First responders and respresenatives of responding agencies and organizations such as the Red Cross, SPCA, public works, and many others are welcome.
TO BE ADDED TO OUR MAILING LIST for future trainings, complete this form. MASS Mailing Listing
February 25, 2013. Bullying Prevention Symposium. Details for this symposium and reder development. For information, contact Anne Wheelis, Student Safety & Prevention Coordinatior.
February 26, 2013. Crisis Leadership & Decision Making for Superintendents & Elected Officials. A case study will be used to examine the dynamics of Crisis Leadership & Decision Making from a senior official’s perspective. The case study is used to frame the discussion on ways to overcome leadership challenges in planning and responding to a large-scale incident. District superintendents, college presidents, school districts’ trustees, other elected officials, and city and county department heads. For registration information, contact Sidney Reade, Monterey County Office of Emergency Services.
IS-100.SCa for Schools follows the National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines. At the completion of this course, you should be familiar with: 1) ICS applications in school-based incidents; 2) ICS organizational principles and elements; 3) ICS positions and responsibilities; 4) ICS facilities and functions; 5) ICS planning. Available online at Emergency Management Institute (FEMA)
Emergency Preparedness & Safety Plan Links: