Recognized for demonstrating “the highest standards of excellence, dedication and accomplishment”, the Auburn Village School has been presented with the 2019 School Emergency Preparedness Award.
The award presentation was part of the annual New Hampshire Emergency Preparedness Conference held in Manchester on June 4th.
Presented jointly by the NH Department of Safety and the NH Department of Education, the Auburn Village School was recognized for actively working to promote emergency preparedness through its school programming, training and drills. The school has an active emergency management committee that includes three parents, three Auburn police officers, the Auburn Fire Chief, nine AVS staff members and two AVS administrators.
With the active encouragement and participation of AVS Principal Lori Collins, the committee meets regularly and is continually working to improve emergency processes and procedures for the school. The school is actively working to emphasize mitigation through programs like ‘Choose Love Movement’, and also has a robust training and drilling program.
First established in 2015, the School Emergency Preparedness Award is intended to recognize an individual and/or a school that has exhibited the highest standard of excellence, dedication and accomplishment in the field of school emergency preparedness.
“The awardees efforts in school emergency preparedness have resulted in or will result in the saving of lives, lessening of injury or property in time of or prior to a disaster or emergency,” according to Judith Emmert of the NH Department of Safety’s Community Outreach Office.
The award was presented during the annual luncheon held as part of the Emergency Preparedness conference attended by hundreds of emergency services personnel and officials from throughout the state.