Yesterday, Sgt. Tuliano from the New Hanover Township Police Department and I attended a training seminar entitled "Crisis Management for School-Based Incident-Partnering Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems" presented by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. Topics included incident planning and preparedness, proactive threat mitigation, incident response, and incident recovery. While the information was highly advanced and useful, the best part of the afternoon was the ability to collaborate with local law enforcement. I suspect this is highly hypocritical, but I talked a lot during class. Sgt. Tuliano and I discussed multiple ways for us to improve our emergency preparedness. Our society is in constant flux and each emergency event presents its own challenges. At New Hanover, we always rise to the level of our training in order to protect this community's greatest asset--our children.