TVUSD selected as one of five school districts in the nation to attend FEMA's Emergency Management Institute



Members of our Tanque Verde Unified School District Emergency Response Team, with our partners from PCSD School Resource Officer Unit, Rural Metro Fire, and ICSAVE, were honored to be selected as one of five school districts from across the nation selected for a grant funded program, to attend FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) for training in EMI's K-12 School Program curriculum, in Emmitsburg, Maryland.


The week-long Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to enhance and sustain an all-hazards/threats emergency operations plan for schools and school districts. Emphasis is placed on working with the whole community, including parents/guardians and outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, public health, and emergency management, in planning for, and mitigating all threats and hazards including active shooter/mass casualty incidents.


EMI is the United States emergency management community's largest training institution, and supports FEMA's mission of helping people before, during, and after disasters by providing training, exercise and education programs to Federal, State, local, tribal, volunteer, public, and private sector officials. 

For more information on FEMA’s emergency management training courses through the Emergency Management Institute visit: .


Our TVUSD team included the following school leadership: Dr. Scott Hagerman, Superintendent; Sherri Rosalik, ACES Principal; Mario Gastellum, TVHS Assistant Principal/AD; Claire Place, Community Liaison/Public Information Officer; Deputy Scott McLeod, School Resource Officer, Pima County Sheriff's Department; Chief Jay Karlik, Battalion Chief, Rural Metro Fire Department; and Bruce Whitney, Director, ICSAVE, Integrated Community Solutions to Active Violence Events.


More information on this and other school emergency preparedness initiatives in TVUSD will be presented at the August 27th District Governing Board Meeting.

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