- Share images and video, or access weather and traffic data for a clearer operational picture as incidents unfold
- Quickly and reliably connect to other agencies and jurisdictions as an emergency unfolds
- Track assets and personnel
- Take the network along to remote locations
- Use mapping applications that share lookout positions, escape routes, safety zones, and water sources
Interoperable Communications Training for Colorado Schools
A free 5-part interoperable communications resource will be available on May 1, 2019 from School Safety Partners (www.SchoolSafetyPartners.org) to all Colorado schools, school districts, and community partners. The resource is designed to help set up communications hardware and software, along with training, exercises, and fundraising.
Part 1 is a collection of 64 graphs that cover all the U.S. and Colorado student data collected for CDC’s 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). 31 key graphs are about issues that may call for interoperable communications with first responders. Click here to download the 31 key graphs now!
Part 2 is the Item Rationale for the 2019 Standard High School YRBS. The survey is conducted every 2 years. Click here to download selected YRBS questions now!
Part 3 is a series of links to training workbooks customized for each of Colorado’s 64 counties. They cover incidents that call for mission critical interoperable communications (such as fire, accidents, intruders, medical emergencies, and location-specific hazards). The workbooks also cover county-specific student-centered safety topics such as healthy relationships, student violence, bullying, recognizing and responding to students in crisis, and promoting a culture of peer support. Click here to download the youth risk behavior research for Douglas County, where STEM School Highlands Ranch is located.
Part 4 is a list of materials and training modules prepared for various audiences, such as instructional staff, non-instructional staff, response agencies, medical first responders, and other stakeholders in the community. Readers can include outcomes and standards in lessons as part of an evidence-informed approach to school safety. Click here to download a sample module (the module on student violence prevention).
Part 5 is a workbook to help build a business case for interoperable communications in a school or school district working with all community first responders and other stakeholders. Click here to download the workbook on technology implementation.
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