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Emergency Management Green River Educational Cooperative May 2, 2006
What are we going to do? <ul><li>Talk about school emergency management issues </li></ul><ul><li>Four Phases of Emergency ...
Fairfax County Public Schools <ul><li>165,000 Students </li></ul><ul><li>82,000 Adult Night Students </li></ul><ul><li>22,...
Recent Crisis/Emergency Events Total Loss of Dogwood ES to Fire, Fall 2000
Recent Crisis/Emergency Events Pentagon Attack and Anthrax Episode, Fall 2001
Recent Crisis/Emergency Events Greater Washington, DC area sniper incident, Fall 2002
Recent Crisis/Emergency Events Hurricane Isabel, Fall 2003
Why is this Important? <ul><li>Safe management of students & staff </li></ul><ul><li>Community expectations </li></ul><ul>...
Crisis/Emergency Management   <ul><li>Mitigation/Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Response </li...
National Incident Management System (NIMS) <ul><li>HSPD-5 on February 28, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive, national a...
Why do I Need to Know NIMS/ICS?  <ul><li>Awareness of public safety response procedures and their expectations </li></ul><...
Incident Command System <ul><li>Assignments used to divide the incident into more manageable sized tasks </li></ul><ul><li...
Multi-Agency Structure <ul><li>Lead Agency—Who’s in charge and of what? </li></ul><ul><li>Uses principles of ICS in Unifie...
ICS Applied to a School:  Crisis Management Team <ul><li>Incident commander—principal or designee, in their absence </li><...
Potential Responses to Emergencies <ul><li>Stay inside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Normal  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exterior l...
Establish Relationships Prior to Crisis <ul><li>Employees—all </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li><...
What to Expect <ul><li>½ the plan </li></ul><ul><li>Misinformation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication problems </li></ul><ul>...
Symptoms of System Failure <ul><li>Slow/no response to questions </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to think ahead </li></ul><ul>...
Critical Aspects <ul><li>Communications—Internal and External </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence/Research </li></ul><ul><li>Tr...
Scenarios <ul><li>Opportunity to think about possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Identify areas for improvement </li></ul><ul>...
Questions? Fred Ellis Director, Safety and Security Fairfax County Public Schools 703-658-3763 [email_address]
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  1. 1. Emergency Management Green River Educational Cooperative May 2, 2006
  2. 2. What are we going to do? <ul><li>Talk about school emergency management issues </li></ul><ul><li>Four Phases of Emergency Management </li></ul><ul><li>National Incident Management System (NIMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Incident Command System (ICS) </li></ul><ul><li>How these effect you </li></ul><ul><li>Scenarios </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fairfax County Public Schools <ul><li>165,000 Students </li></ul><ul><li>82,000 Adult Night Students </li></ul><ul><li>22,000 Full Time Employees </li></ul><ul><li>$2.1 Billion Operating Budget </li></ul><ul><li>1600 School Buses </li></ul><ul><li>1100 “Learning Cottages” </li></ul><ul><li>247 Facilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Secondary Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22 High Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22 Middle Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>136 Elementary Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>35 Alternative Learning Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26 Administrative/Support Centers </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Recent Crisis/Emergency Events Total Loss of Dogwood ES to Fire, Fall 2000
  5. 5. Recent Crisis/Emergency Events Pentagon Attack and Anthrax Episode, Fall 2001
  6. 6. Recent Crisis/Emergency Events Greater Washington, DC area sniper incident, Fall 2002
  7. 7. Recent Crisis/Emergency Events Hurricane Isabel, Fall 2003
  8. 8. Why is this Important? <ul><li>Safe management of students & staff </li></ul><ul><li>Community expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Public Safety/Emergency Responder expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Liability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Duty owed—foresee-ability of incident </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breach of duty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proximate cause of injury/loss </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Crisis/Emergency Management <ul><li>Mitigation/Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Response </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery </li></ul>
  10. 10. National Incident Management System (NIMS) <ul><li>HSPD-5 on February 28, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive, national approach </li></ul><ul><li>Apply to all jurisdictional levels </li></ul><ul><li>Improve coordination and cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Core set of principles, concepts, procedures, terminologies and standards </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why do I Need to Know NIMS/ICS? <ul><li>Awareness of public safety response procedures and their expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the language </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of ICS and Unified Command </li></ul><ul><li>Need for practice </li></ul>
  12. 12. Incident Command System <ul><li>Assignments used to divide the incident into more manageable sized tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Task assignments only established when needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Expand or contract </li></ul><ul><li>Five Basic Categories: Command, Operations, Logistics, Finance and Planning </li></ul>
  13. 13. Multi-Agency Structure <ul><li>Lead Agency—Who’s in charge and of what? </li></ul><ul><li>Uses principles of ICS in Unified Command </li></ul><ul><li>Each department/agency in control of their organization </li></ul>
  14. 14. ICS Applied to a School: Crisis Management Team <ul><li>Incident commander—principal or designee, in their absence </li></ul><ul><li>Student Accountability—Go Kits </li></ul><ul><li>Staging Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Off-Site Evacuation </li></ul><ul><li>Parent/Student Reunification </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Communications/Recording </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Site Security </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling </li></ul>
  15. 15. Potential Responses to Emergencies <ul><li>Stay inside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Normal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exterior lockdown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interior lockdown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter In Place (SIP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remain In Place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evacuate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>onsite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>offsite </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Close </li></ul>Is there a safer place to be and can we get there?
  16. 16. Establish Relationships Prior to Crisis <ul><li>Employees—all </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Business partners </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Public Safety </li></ul>
  17. 17. What to Expect <ul><li>½ the plan </li></ul><ul><li>Misinformation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication problems </li></ul><ul><li>Other people’s decisions impacting you </li></ul><ul><li>Murphy will show up! </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple events </li></ul><ul><li>Second guessing </li></ul>
  18. 18. Symptoms of System Failure <ul><li>Slow/no response to questions </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to think ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Considerable lag time to commit resources </li></ul>
  19. 19. Critical Aspects <ul><li>Communications—Internal and External </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligence/Research </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul>
  20. 20. Scenarios <ul><li>Opportunity to think about possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Identify areas for improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and callback procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Depth—Lines of succession </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons learned </li></ul>
  21. 21. Questions? Fred Ellis Director, Safety and Security Fairfax County Public Schools 703-658-3763 [email_address]

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