Emergency Operations

Introduction

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Safety Tip Line

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What typically happens during an emergency?

 

  • The antiquated system of using 3-ring binders for crisis procedures
  • Incident managers depend on walkies, checklists, spreadsheets, SMS, email and mass notification systems to manage their team's response
  • Communication and coordination is fragmented and disconnected

...below this is a news feed section we can add once created. We already have an emergency news popup, but we could add another here below. Doing so would allow someone to edit a news article to this "emergency" section and it will automatically appear here.

Sign up for alert updates

If we want to add an emergency contact SMS alert system, we could do so here with a script (i.e. https://www.remind.com/)

The Three Stages of Crisis

Pre-Incident
 

  • Proactively creating messages for different warning scenarios
  • Establishing tasks and who is responsible for each during a crisis
  • Conducting a risk assessment of the school and finding vulnerable areas
  • Create site maps that include information about classrooms, hallways, and stairwells, the location of utility shut-offs, and potential staging sites
  • Designate staging sites for emergency responders, for the public information officer to brief the media, and for families to be reunited with their children
  • Monitoring social chatter and any tips provided by the community

Incident
 

  • Assess the situation and choose the appropriate response
  • Notify appropriate emergency responders and the school crisis response team
  • Activate emergency plan and follow processes
  • Evacuate or lock down the school as appropriate
  • Communicate accurate and appropriate information
  • Write down every action taken during the response

Post-Incident
 

The goal of recovery is to return to learning and restore the infrastructure of the school as quickly as possible.
 

  • Schools and districts need to keep students, families, and the media informed
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of the entire experience
  • Evaluate response using video, activity logs, and communication records
  • Assist with the official investigation through evidence handoff
  • Provide assessment of emotional needs of staff, students, families, and responders
  • Take a lesson learned approach and prepare for the next crisis

Tools for the Three Stages of Crisis

Pre-Incident
 

  • Safety List
  • Tipline

Incident
 

  • Safety List
  • group Talk
  • Crisis Talk
  • Crisis Website
  • Community Engagement
  • Lock Down Management
  • Camera & Video Monitoring

Post-Incident
 

  • Community Engagement
  • Camera & Video Monitoring
  • Safety List Documentation

Considerations for a Safe School

Dark (Crisis) Sites

Safety List Details

Resources

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Safety List

Supplement for old paper 3-ring binder

What constitutes a school safety issue?

  • Weather emergencies
  • Gangs
  • Drugs
  • Theft
  • Students -on-student-violence
  • Vandalism
  • Bullying
  • Secure facilities
  • Emotional Crisis
  • Suicide
  • Police activity near the school
  • Active shooter
  • Fire Evacuation

School Contact Information