Pinal County Planning Will Help Students In The Future 

Last month San Tan Times attended an educational event that focused on security. School districts from around the county attended the event and it allowed them to learn more about planning, safety, and providing a better environment for students if an unfortunate incident were to occur. 

The event was free for the school districts and hosted by Allegion and presented by Paul Timm with Facility Engineering Associates. Since the late 90’s, Paul Timm, PSP has assisted school administrators with security consulting services, including assessments, instruction and emergency planning. A father of four and an author of the book School Security, Paul is passionate about keeping schools safe.

“School Safety Seminars, like the one sponsored by Pinal County and Allegion, provide opportunities to equip administrators with tools to make the learning environment safer. School safety can be a challenging, if not daunting, responsibility. The concepts, strategies, and resources we deliver are designed to be practical and affordable.” Said Paul Timm.

From group discussions to tabletop exercises, it gave everyone attending the opportunity to think about school security from a different perspective.

Assistant Superintendent of Florence Unified School District, Adam Leckie, was able to attend the event and offered this to say, “The school safety training hosted by CASA Grand Elementary District and Pinal County ESA was informative and provided schools and district personnel practical information to improve campus safety. The training was provided by Paul Timm, a national trainer, and speaker. He instructed school personnel on physical security measures as well as procedures to improve the ability of schools to prevent and if needed react to an incident of violence. Tabletop activities gave scenarios for teams to work through and illustrated how important a plan of action is. Overall the training was informative and well worth attending.”

From Awareness Training to Active Assailant Procedures, to Emergency Preparedness, and Security Resources, there was plenty to take away from the event to give educators additional skills, increase awareness, and re-enforcing existing knowledge.

With the main focus on keeping students and faculty safe no matter what the situation resulted in, it was good to see a proactive perspective as opposed to waiting until something unfortunate happens.

About Allegion

“At Allegion, we help keep people safe and secure where they live, work and visit. With more than 25 brands sold in almost 130 countries across the globe, we specialize in security around the doorway and beyond: everything from residential and commercial locks, door closer and exit devices, steel doors and frames to access control and workforce productivity systems.”

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About Facility Engineering Associates

Founded in 1992, Facility Engineering Associates (FEA) is an engineering and facility management consulting firm delivering quality services to our clients. Our mission is to provide our clients with tools to help extend the service life of existing facilities and building systems. FEA’s client-centered culture thrives on communicating effectively with our clients and in making them a priority. FEA’s growth continues, but always within guidelines necessary for our senior personnel to maintain personal contact with our clients and routine project-level involvement. Our track record of repeat business with large and diverse clients is an indication of our commitment to high technical quality and responsiveness to client needs. Our dedicated staff is knowledgeable of the latest trends, understands major industry issues, and develops individual recommendations based on your environment.

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