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PASS Issues Statement on Classroom Door Barricade Devices

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | January 21, 2022
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In late 2021, the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) released a statement on classroom door barricade devices, which shares details on why using these devices provides a false perception of safety.

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How to Work with Schools to Integrate PASS Guidelines

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | December 30, 2021
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Meet Scott Lord, a self-proclaimed “code junky” and life safety integrator since 1999. Lord currently works as a solutions consultant for Electronic Consulting Company (ECC) and serves on the 730/731 technical committee for the National Fire Protection Association. He’s also one of PASS’s founding members and serves on the advisory council.

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What Fire Safety Reform Can Teach Us

By Partner Alliance for Safer Schools | December 6, 2021

The Our Lady of the Angels school fire of 1958 inspired fire safety reform in schools nationwide. What other reforms could enhance school safety and security today?

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Exploring School Security 20 Years After Columbine

By Kara Klein | September 20, 2019
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Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) Chairman Guy Grace, who serves as director of security and emergency planning at Littleton Public Schools, was featured in Mediaplanet’s September 2019 School Readiness campaign sharing key school security and safety lessons we have learned since Columbine.

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