Emergency Management and Operations

This strand focuses on topics such as transportation, safety audits, emergency/crisis communication, disaster planning/response, crisis planning, cyber security, active shooter, threat assessment, response protocols, safety/security building updates, and best practices in safety operations.



Upcoming Events




Crime Stoppers Videoconference Events

Region 4 Education Service Center partners with Crime Stoppers of Houston to provide students critical information on a variety of topics.


Influenza and COVID-19 Information and Resources


Regional Resources

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


Crime Stoppers of Houston


Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management


Ready Harris County



Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC)

Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC)


TxSSC Video Series


School Safety Learning Portal


TxSSC Toolkits



State Resources

Texas Education Agency—Safe Schools

Texas Chapter 37 - Discipline

Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM)



National Resources

School Safety Clearinghouse


Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


FEMA - Emergency Management Institute (FEMA-EMI)


The "I Love You Guys" Foundation


National School Safety Center (NSSC)

National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)


Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)


United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

United States Department of Homeland Security Readiness—Ready.gov




Campus Safety Magazine

Emergency Management Magazine



Weather/Natural Disaster

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


Hurricane and Severe Weather Guide


Ready Harris County





Specialized trainings, technical assistance, and support are provided within this topic area from multiple departments and team members across Region 4 ESC.  The below Region 4 team member serves as a member of the Region 4 Safe and Healthy Schools Committee and is the contact for this topic area. This ensures that there is a designated contact to help assess regional training needs, ensure robust offerings are provided, and that specific training requests are efficiently and swiftly routed to the appropriate department.

Emergency Management and School Safety Solutions

Director: Ken Culbreath 



Main Office
Region 4 Education Service Center
7145 West Tidwell Road Houston, Texas 77092-2096
713.462.7708 | PHONE
Region 4 is making improvements to the McKinney Conference Center and will invite guests to experience the difference in September of 2024.
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