Pierce County Emergency Management’s school emergency preparedness program has been recognized for innovative training by the School Safety Advocacy Council.
The program was chosen for its all-hazard emergency preparedness approach to school safety. The award will be presented by the council at its national conference in July.
The Pierce County school program, developed in 2007 as a collaborative effort between Emergency Management, first responders and school districts, covers natural and human- caused disasters as well as violence in schools. Facilitated by local responders, training modules include bullying, evacuation, lockdown, shelter-in-place and more.