Paul Timm is a speaker working with Kirkland Productions through Safe & Sound Schools.
ABOUT .Paul Timm, Vice President of Facility Engineering Associates, is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), the author of School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program, and a nationally acclaimed expert in physical security. In addition to conducting numerous vulnerability assessments and his frequent keynote addresses, Paul is an experienced Crisis Assistance Team volunteer through the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA). He is certified in Vulnerability Assessment Methodology (VAM) through Sandia National Laboratories and the ALPHAÔ vulnerability assessment methodology. He is also a member of ASIS International’s School Safety & Security Council and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials’ Risk Management Committee. Paul recently earned his Master’s degree from Moody Theological Seminary.
Keys to Providing a Safe Learning Environment
(Keynote or Workshop, One Hour – Half Day, No Attendance Limit)
An effective school security program depends on more than just the state-mandated crisis management plan. How can you make sure your school is effectively addressing areas of vulnerability? This presentation will provide you with the tools you need to proactively and holistically approach school safety and security. Special focus will be placed on Collaboration, Awareness and Student Involvement. From train-the-trainer style quizzes to photographic vulnerability identification, attendees will benefit from an interactive environment. Attendees will learn how to address common security issues, implement site-specific strategies and access helpful resources
Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise
(Workshop, One Hour – Half Day, No Attendance Limit) During any emergency, it is important to be able to draw from all available resources. The special skills, training and capabilities of staff will play a vital role in coping with the effects of any disaster, and they will be of paramount importance during and after a major event. Participants in this train-the-trainer session will be placed in tabletop teams and be assigned specific roles (e.g. spokesperson, scribe, stakeholder). Once the rules are explained and the emergency scenario is introduced, participants will have facilitated and timed discussions with Q&A time among their teams. Each team will then share specific responses as the scenario unfolds. Lessons learned from K-12 incidents and other resources will be shared.
Preventing & Preparing for the Active Shooter
(Workshop, One – Two Hours, No Attendance Limit) Shots fired! The specter of an active shooter incident is one of the top issues that cause administrators to lose sleep. Years ago, schools adopted lockdown procedures designed to delay the shooter’s access to students and staff until law enforcement officers could affect the situation. The objective of locking down the facility and securing people in classrooms was to mitigate losses and delay the movement of the shooter. In response to more recent active shooter incidents several response alternatives to lockdown have gained momentum. Methods, such as “Run, Hide, Fight,” attempt to empower administrators, teachers, and even students to make quick decisions. Which active shooter response method is most effective? What is the right way to decide? How do issues, such as student age and liability concerns, factor into the decision making process? These and other questions will be explored and addressed in an interactive environment.
Raising Awareness: Moving from a Mayberry Mentality to a “See Something, Say Something” Culture
(Keynote or Workshop, One – Two Hours, No Attendance Limit) The “it can’t happen here” mindset is both incorrect and potentially debilitating from a loss prevention and emergency preparedness standpoint. How can schools effectively change the culture without scaring teachers and staff into submission? This highly interactive and practical presentation will equip attendees with a variety of ways to heighten safety awareness. Attendees will also benefit from the latest reporting methods. From engaging photo identification and video exercises to positive reinforcement and appropriate student involvement, don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to lead individuals to personally invest in making the learning environment safer!
School Safety Before and After School Hours
(Workshop, One Hour – Two Hours, No Attendance Limit) Providing a safe learning environment during the school day is challenging enough. How can safety and security be improved before and after class time? Join us as we address the difficulties that schools face in early-morning programs and after-school events. Learn how to effectively implement security measures and strengthen emergency preparedness. Benefit from helpful resources.