Announcing SITE ASSESS: A Mobile App Designed to Support Your Site Assessment Efforts
The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is pleased to announce the release of SITE ASSESS, our latest EOP Interactive Tool designed to support education agencies—both public and nonpublic—with emergency management and emergency operations plan (EOP) development.
SITE ASSESS is a comprehensive tool that allows school and school district personnel to walk around a school building and grounds and examine their safety, security, accessibility, and emergency preparedness. It generates a customized to-do list that may be used in the short and long term to address facility improvements, prompts teams to share pertinent information with first responders, and contains relevant resources on several education facility and safety topics. To support school and school district personnel, we developed this secure mobile application to do the following:
- Provide critical information about potential threats and hazards in school communities, which will be used by school planning teams as they develop EOPs for threats and hazards;
- Allow teams to add customized questions to the site assessment for their school, taking into account state and local requirements;
- Equip practitioners with information and knowledge about key fundamental site assessment topics, such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and Universal Design; and
- Complement and support school and school district mitigation and prevention activities.
To access more information about downloading and using SITE ASSESS, visit https://rems.ed.gov/SITEASSESS.aspx. SITE ASSESS is available for download on both the Google Play and Apple application stores.
Share details about this new tool with your team using our flyer: http://rems.ed.gov/docs/SITE_ASSESS_Flyer.pdf.
The REMS TA Center team