Grants to States for School Emergency Management (GSEM)

We are a group of emergency management, school safety, and education professionals collaboratively applying our expertise around evidence-based practices to promote safe and healthy school environments.​​

What we do​

We empower school systems to make evidence-informed decisions related to school safety. We provide training and technical assistance across Maryland, resulting in reliable, high-quality emergency operations plans and exercises.

How we do it​

We deliver consolidated, tiered, and modular training based on current best practices at no cost. We do this by anticipating potential threats and hazards to your school systems and tailoring plans to individual needs


To shape readiness and resilience in schools so students will thrive in a safe environment.


To promote a foundation of preparedness and resilience in Maryland schools by offering training, resources, and guidance in developing high-quality Emergency Operation Plans.


GSEM offers three main services:
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Technical Assistance Sessions

​How to get involved

Whether you are a County or District Superintendent, Safety Director, School Emergency Manager, Principal/Head of school, or School Resource Officer, we invite you to learn more about what our team can do for you.

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