Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center

Our nation’s K-12 schools and school districts and postsecondary institutions are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students, faculty, and staff members. Faced with emergencies ranging from active shooter situations to fires, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and pandemic influenza, this is no easy task. Many of these emergencies occur with little to no warning. It is critical for all schools and school districts—public and private, large and small, rural and urban—and institutions of higher education (IHEs)—community colleges, universities, and technical schools—to plan ahead to ensure the safety and general welfare of all members of their school or campus community.