Partner Alliance for Safer Schools
PASS, which was formed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the National Systems Contractors Association, is a coalition dedicated to providing resources that will make students, teachers and staff safer. It includes members of the security industry, school officials and security personnel as well as law enforcement officers.
National Association of State Fire Marshals
The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) consists of members who make up the most senior fire officials in the United States. Their duties vary from state to state, but Marshals tend to be responsible for fire safety code adoption and enforcement, fire and arson investigation, fire incident data reporting and analysis, public education and advising Governors and State Legislatures on fire protection.
National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. Read this article on classroom door locking against unwanted entry. NFPA’s latest standard, NFPA 3000™ (PS), Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program, addresses the need for an integrated preparedness, response, and recovery program is greater than ever before. Learn more here.
The School Superintendent Association
AASA is an association for school system leaders and serves as the national voice for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill. AASA recently hosted a webinar titled Opening the Door to School Safety, which details the dangers of classroom barricade devices and the alternative, safe locksets that should be used instead.
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is a 16-member panel of experts created by Governor Malloy of Conneticut to review current policy and make specific recommendations in the areas of public safety, with particular attention paid to school safety, mental health, and gun violence prevention. They submitted their final report with policy recommendations on March 6, 2015.
Safe and Sound Schools
One of the PASS K-12 steering committee members – Michele Gay, founder of Safe and Sound Schools – recently released its 2018 report on the State of School Safety. This 40-page report includes input from school safety stakeholders on topics like perceptions of school safety preparedness, opinions of stakeholders on feelings of safety, perceptions of safety threats, knowledge of school-safety team members and opinions about capabilities to improve school security.