What do we do?
We support schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education (IHEs), with their community partners, in the development of high-quality
emergency operations plans (EOPs) and comprehensive emergency management planning efforts. Established in October 2004 and administered by
the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS), the REMS TA Center provides a hub of information,
resources, training, and services in the field of school and higher ed emergency operations planning. The REMS TA Center does not endorse products, services,
or service providers. Additionally, the REMS TA Center does not provide certificates other than certificates of attendance.
Who do we serve?
- Schools, school districts, and local education agencies (including K-12,
public, non-public, and private);
- Institutions of higher education (including community colleges, universities, and
- State education agencies;
- Community partners (e.g., law enforcement, public safety, health and mental health
- Current or former grantees (e.g., ERCM, REMS, EMHE);
- Other stakeholders in K-12 or IHE emergency management (e.g., families, non-profit
What services do we offer?
We offer live and archived Webinar trainings, PowerPoint presentations for download,
as well as have online courses available for self-paced, individual learning.
Live Trainings by Request
Our live trainings are available by
request for delivery on-site at your school, district, or institution of higher
REMS TA Center staff are available to respond
to your direct requests for technical assistance on a variety of topics pertaining
to emergency operations planning for schools, districts, and institutions of higher
Emergency Management Planning Tools
Interactive emergency management planning tools available through the
TA Center include online self-assessment and evaluation tools designed to evaluate school and IHE capacity to
create a high-quality EOP, as well as a software tool, designed to guide users through the process of generating
a high-quality EOP as recommended in the Guides.
The TA Center website houses an online, searchable
library of free, downloadable tools developed by school emergency managers in the field.
Community of Practice
Our Community of Practice (CoP) is a virtual space for representatives from schools,
school districts, IHEs, and their community partners to collaborate on special projects, share news and resources,
discuss trends and ideas, and learn from the experiences of others in the field.
We offer a variety of resources to assist schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education with their emergency management efforts.
This includes specialized training packages, an interactive map of state emergency management resources, newsletters, topic-specific publications, and
information about participation in other Federal partner initiatives.
Thank you for visiting our website! We always welcome your input on the resources
available on our website, and suggestions for additional resources you would find
helpful. Drop us a note to share your feedback, or to let us know about a high-quality
plan or plan component, novel or innovative practice, or a story of lessons learned
from an actual emergency you would like to contribute to the field.