Tips on selecting your Building-level Emergency Response Team

Effective planning ensures the “whole community” is represented and involved in the safety planning process. A diverse team creates a realistic and compete plan. Commissioner's Regulation 155.17 recquires each building-level emergency response plan be developed by the building-level emergency response team.  This team is appointed by the building principal and shall include, but not limited to representatives of:

  • Teacher, administrator, and parent organizations
  • School safety personnel
  • Other school personnel
  • Community members
  • Local law enforcement
  • Local ambulance
  • Fire officials

As you select members, look for experience and backgrounds that bring diversity to your planning team. Planning should not start from scratch! Project SAVE produced a foundation for school safety planning. Working with a diverse team including community partners, brings experience to identify potential problems and workable solutions to build upon.