Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4758-4309-5 • Hardback • October 2018 • $67.00 • (£52.00)
978-1-4758-4310-1 • Paperback • October 2018 • $34.00 • (£26.00)
978-1-4758-4311-8 • eBook • October 2018 • $32.00 • (£25.00)
Cody Santiago is an emergency preparedness professional that specializes in educational institutions. Mr. Santiago has traveled across the United States to work with many schools of all sizes to improve their emergency preparedness. He has worked with schools to evaluate potential risks and vulnerabilities, turning their fears into motivation to create plans for prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery. Cody has earned his B.S. in Homeland Security from California University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Enterprise Risk Management from Boston University. In a world where risk management is critical in schools, Mr. Santiago seeks to provide helpful insight to educators and administrators in how schools can create a culture of preparedness. Creating a culture that is receptive to responding to incidents, no matter how big or small they may be, could save lives. Schools across the country should embrace these concepts and exercise them regularly. This book will aid in your preparation and training of your co-workers and staff members while responding to an emergency, no matter the magnitude. Mr. Santiago’s knowledge and logic and are useful tools to use, not only in our schools, but our daily lives.
Introduction: It Can and Will Happen to You
Chapter One: Understanding How to Prepare
Chapter Two School Politics
Chapter Three: The Incident Command System and Why You Should Care
Chapter Four: The Meat & Potatoes of THE Plan
Chapter Five: Use What You Have
Chapter Six: Emergency Scenarios to Consider
Chapter Seven: Special Events at Your School
Chapter Eight: School Transportation
Chapter Nine: Crisis Management
Chapter Ten: Testing Your Plans
Chapter Eleven: The Prepared School You Hope to Be
Cody Santiago is a dynamic individual that shines both off and on the page. As an author, Santiago truly captures the spirit, energy, and sense of urgency as is due the topic of School Safety.
His knowledge base and the reverent tone in which he writes makes this a truly great read and point of reference for any district, educational facility or institution looking to increase the integrity of their programs, processes and procedures throughout. Averting a School Crisis is an easy to grasp launch point or blueprint that can be used to raise the collective awareness level of staff and/or improve upon any districts existing plans. As a long time law enforcement official and practicing school safety professional, I can truly say schools should take stock in his words and insightful console or be prepared to learn painful lessons from their mistakes.— Michael L. Muldrow, Current Chief of School Police and Safety Services, NASRO award recipient, former Federal Law Enforcement, Municipal Police Officer, Correctional Professional and School Resource Officer
I witnessed Mr. Santiago's pragmatic ideas in action as he produced a safety exercise plan for a successful mock school bus accident drill conducted by our district and transportation carrier. This book, Averting a School Crisis, is a must read for all school district leaders on the topic of school safety.— Brian Geller, Northeastern School District, Director of Operations
Cody Santiago is an emerging industry thought leader for today’s education vertical. Mr. Santiago’s work offers a thought provoking, comprehensive, emergency manager’s perspective geared towards providing key stakeholders timely knowledge for protecting our most precious resource, our children. Mr. Cody Santiago receives my highest recommendation.— James A. DeMeo, CEO-USESC, Raleigh, NC; Security Magazine’s "The Most Influential People in Security 2017"