Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Planning Resource Guides

 

NYS Mass Fatality Management Resource Guide

NYS Mass Fatality Management Resource Guide provides emergency managers and their planning partners considerations for preparing, responding, and recovering from Mass Fatality Incidents. The guide is intended to serve as a framework to help inform planning and operational decisions. It is not a step by step list of instructions. The information in this guide is derived from best practices, federal and state guidance, and other relevant resources.

The New York State Mass Fatality Management Resource Guide is organized to address Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. The Guide also includes appendices with additional resources.

The document was developed collaboratively by the New York State Emergency Management Association (NYSEMA) and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. The Guide was developed in collaboration and consultation with many agencies and organizations.

NYS Mass Gathering Planning Guide

The NYS Mass Gathering Planning Guide provides preparedness and security options to consider when planning for a mass gathering event. It is intended as a framework to help inform planning and operational decisions, and not as a step by step list of instructions.

It is designed as a resource both for helping to plan new events and a guide to consider for reoccurring events, as it includes best practices and other considerations based on lessons learned from prior experience and the evolving threat environment.

The document was developed collaboratively by the New York State Emergency Management Association (NYSEMA), the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and the New York State Police.

New York State School Violence/ Active Shooter Resource Guide

The New York State School Violence/ Active Shooter Resource Guide provides schools and their public safety partners options to consider related to all phases of readiness for active shooter incidents, to include: prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

The guide is intended to serve as a framework to help inform planning and operational decisions, and not a step by step list of instructions or requirements for every school. The information in this guide is derived from best practices, federal and state guidance, and other relevant resources. The guide includes several options to consider, but it is ultimately up to the school and their planning partners to determine which options are most viable based on the threat environment, available resources, previous experience, and other factors.

This guide is also designed to help ensure collaboration between schools and their public safety partners, to include emergency management, law enforcement, and other stakeholders involved in planning for active shooter incidents.

The document was developed collaboratively by the New York State Emergency Management Association (NYSEMA), New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), New York State Police, and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).