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School Safety​​

FOSSUSA-PA has a vast variety of experts in school safety programs, on site training, and equipment. We can provide guidance and direction as to having the most up to date training. Click on + for more info!

+ Establishing a Model School-Based Court Diversion Program

+ School Safety in the 21st Century-A Balanced Approach
+ Social Media and School Safety
+ Responding to School Violence- Active Shooter/Violent Intruder 
+ Trauma First Aid and Bleeding Control

+ Managing Special Populations During Emergencies 

School Risk and Vulnerability Assessments

​FOSSUSA-PA conducts a comprehensive assessment that evaluates a school systems strengths and weaknesses in regard to safety and security, identifies critical infrastructure and key resources, identifies the threats to the schools from an all hazard perspective, and provides a comprehensive vulnerability assessment.


All-Hazards Emergency Response Planning

FOSSUSA-PA's All Hazards Emergency Response Plans provide risk-based procedures for the safe and orderly response to a variety of emergency situations.

Hidden in Plain Sight

FOSSUSA-PA is partnering with Youth Connect, Child Health Association, Samaritan Counseling, and Emily Lyons, the founder of Hidden in Plain Sight, to promote and bring communities a drug awareness program for adults. Walk through a mock teen’s room with items that may indicate substance abuse or other risky behavior. Test your skills in identifying drug paraphernalia, signs of drug or alcohol abuse, and stealth hiding places. Emily developed this much sought after program for school parent/teacher conferences, corporate health fairs, community events, and other venues to educate adults about the dangers that could be lurking in their children's' bedrooms and personal belongings.

Jonathan's Story

This powerful presentation describes the details and signs that led up to Jonathan Levitt having a substance use disorder involving heroin and finally losing his life from an overdose of 100% fentanyl at the young age of 22.  Jonathan was academically and athletically gifted and loved education, history, and family. He was a person that always reached out to help others and had their backs and finally realized that no one had his.  His father, Rich, discusses the early signs, from being given OxyContin at age sixteen by a local emergency room doctor, to his best friend giving him heroin in the hockey locker room, to multiple rehab facilities, and finally coming home and dying in their basement on February 10, 2017.


Grant Programs


From soccer balls to notebooks to water bottles, our donors make sure the students we work with are fully stocked and ready for anything during the school year and beyond.


From bleeding control kits to Narcan to metal detectors, our donors make sure the schools we work with are fully stocked and ready for anything during the school year.

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