Groveland, MA Author and Educator Publishes Emergency Preparedness Book

January 05, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
January 5, 2017 - What to Do When There Is an Emergency at School!, a new book by Peter Dolan, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

What to Do When There Is an Emergency at School! was written so that Pre-K to 2nd grade classroom teachers can help prepare their students for emergencies that could happen at school. This is part of a comprehensive school safety procedure. The book can also be used for older students who have intellectual challenges as well.

About the Author:
Peter Dolan is an assistant principal at the Linden STEAM Academy in Malden. Massachusetts.
The Linden is a K-8 school that has 900 students. The school also services developmentally delayed classes as well as the behavioral classes for the district. He serves on the executive team for NEMLEC STARS and a proud member Team Two of the STARS Task Force.

The North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council's School Threat Assessment Response System is a regional team consisting of police, fire, and educators. Their main purpose is to respond to over 60 NEMLEC communities to assist with all types of school emergencies. Typical response calls are for bomb threats, sudden death of a staff member or student due to an illness/suicide/or accident, school shooting, and much more.

Peter has helped countless communities in developing school district policies, emergency response protocols, flip charts, crisis counseling response teams, drills, and evaluating safety procedures. He specializes in helping school systems that have outdated or a lack of emergency response procedures. He has had the privilege of being asked to speak on the topic of school safety to several educational and law enforcement audiences over the years. As one of the first to be trained in Massachusetts as an A.L.i.C.E. © Instructor, he believes that every school system should incorporate evacuation, barricading, and countering an intruder as a last resort to survival. Most recently, he served as a contributor to Governor Deval Patrick's "Task Force on School Safety and Security." This task force was responsible to develop recommendations to all Massachusetts communities in helping them to prevent, prepare, respond, and recover after an event. The report can be found at He is currently serving on the City of Malden Emergency Management Team. To contact Peter, you can email him at

What to Do When There Is an Emergency at School! is a 30-page paperback with a retail price of $19.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-2043-9. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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