When the Governor announced he was seeking drastic new legislation to improve Public School Education in Connecticut I was so naive as to think that improvement of School Emergency Response requirements might be a part of that. As a citizen, wrote a letter to the Governor recommending that all Public School Administrators be required to be ICS (Inciident Command System) certified under the Federal NIMS (National Incident Management System) protocols - simply put, so School Administrators would know they are legally bound to follow First Responders directives under emergency conditions. No response - not blaming the Governor -am condemning his filtering staff.
Decided to go the local route and speak to my Senator and Representatives - set up confirmed meeting to present my proposals. Sat for 30 minutes at meeting site by myself. Being a kind person, I feared accident or illness had prevented their appearing- messaged that concern. Heard back that a very busy and arduous week had caused the meeting to be forgotten. Now I go where I should have gone in the first place- public.
Please contact your Connecticut State Officials to enhance Statute 10-232 to require that Connecticut Public School Administrators be ICS Certified - might save your kid's life - I think it is important -and respectfully ask First Responders to comment in if they do as well.