Recently, The University of Findlay’s All Hazards Training Center (AHTC) received a Special Acknowledgement from the office of Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General, as a key resource in the development of the School Safety Task Force Report: Recommendations and Resources. The report was developed by the attorney general’s office and released to the public on June 7. It is available to download here: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Publications/Publications-for-Schools/School-Safety-Task-Force-Report.
“As one of the leading school safety and security training providers in Ohio, we were honored to be invited to sit on the committee to help determine what should go into Attorney General DeWine’s report,” said Randal VanDyne, assistant vice president and executive director of the AHTC.
The AHTC continues to be a leader in the state for school safety and security training, as acknowledged by the attorney general’s office. Since the fall of 2009, the center has conducted training at approximately 50 school systems across Ohio; many of the courses were funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Nationally, the AHTC’s one-day, DHS-approved Crisis Management for Schools course has been offered at 320 locations in 47 states. It is offered to schools free of charge.
Additional school safety and security training and consulting services offered by the AHTC include Threat Assessment Management Program Implementation (a U.S. Secret Service-based school violence prevention technique), physical security assessments, vulnerability assessments, bus driver training, table-top and full scale exercises, and other customized programs that fit the specific needs of each local school system. More information can be found at http://school-safety-security-training.findlay.edu/.
Upcoming Crisis Management in Schools courses funded by the Federal Department of Homeland Security will be offered in Liberty Township, Ohio, on Aug 6; Bidwell, Ohio, on Aug. 12; and Richfield, Ohio, Aug 12-13. For more information, visit www.ruraltraining.org.