Critical Issues in Campus Safety for K-12 Schools
Large-scale emergency incidents and disasters can occur anywhere, on any school campus. When they do, all eyes will fall on the Campus Emergency Team. As a responsible educator you will be critically evaluated on your preparedness and your schools’ ability to manage the crisis event.
This course can be taught in either four- or eight-hour formats and is designed to both refresh and train your Campus Emergency Management Team and to give them the tools that will enable them to manage a wide variety of emergency situations. The participants will be exposed to case studies and practical exercises that will allow them to apply the principles taught in class.
We will explore
What is a critical incident?
What have you done to prepare the community?
Have you developed an after-hours plan?
Why should you preplan for emergencies?
How do you work with local emergency responders?
How do you secure the school building and campus?
Who survives when disaster strikes and why?
How does the body respond to stress?
Topics covered include
The concept of liability and lawsuits against educational institutions
Common points to disaster operations and major events in schools
Emergency equipment issues
Your campus rally points, relocation zones and reunification areas
Preplanning critical incident response
Emergency warning and notification systems
Crisis media relations
4-step critical incident response plan
Concepts of unified command
Creation of a logistics resource book for your campus or school district
Designing an emergency response with your staff and campus emergency management team
The school emergency box
The risk versus benefit analysis applied to critical incidents in schools
School campus evacuation issues
Role of the fire department
Major threats to schools and the procedures for each: hazardous materials, fire, earthquake, flood and gunman/violent intruder on campus