DSSF participated at the National Summit on School Safety last month, hosted by Safe and Sound Schools in Houston, Texas. This intensive and interactive two-day conference covered the six key areas essential to comprehensive school safety: (1) physical environment (2) operations and emergency management (3) mental and behavioral health (4) health and wellness (5) culture, climate, and community (6) school law, policy and finance.
Erin Wilson, AHC/CDC, CFDAI, CCPR represented DSSF as a Lock Don’t Block Ambassador for a panel discussion on Tools &Technology for Safe Schools. Wilson is a long time DHI member and instructor who helped DSSF pilot our new Ambassador concept, which uses experts from our industry to help us share the message of our campaign here. On the panel, Wilson provided important information about code compliance and the unintended consequences of barricade devices to the audience of educators, administrators, safety professionals, mental and behavioral health professionals, solution providers, and community members/leaders. More details on our Ambassador program to come this Spring.
Also participating in the Summit were DSSF collaborators John Montes from NFPA 3000 and Chuck Wilson from PASS Guidelines, both hosting breakout sessions. DSSF partner, Secure Schools Alliance, was also in attendance and DSSF Diamond-Level Contributor Allegion was one of the sponsors of the event.
As a partner with Safe and Sounds Schools, we are proud to have participated in their inaugural Summit and are committed to building momentum, spreading awareness and impacting school safety in our communities.