HIGHLINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
            EMERGENCY PLANNING
                    AND
         CRISIS MANAGEMENT UPDATE



      ...
EMERGENCY PREPARATION
        OVERVIEW
• Emergency Response Plan (Draft)
• ERCM Grant
• Relationships with Local Agencies
...
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN
• Updated Response Plan to meet NIMS
  Guidelines
  – Incident Command System
  – All Hazardous Pl...
EMERGENCY RESPONSE CRISIS
     MANAGEMENT GRANT
• Review of Emergency Response Plan
• Collaboration with Local Agencies
  ...
Next Steps
• Emergency Template to schools
• Each school finalizes their Emergency Plan
• Work with the cities Coordinator...
RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL
         AGENCIES
Community Partnerships
  – Unincorporated King County
  – City of Burien
  – Ci...
INCIDENT TACTICS
• Computer Based Training Program
  – Designed for School Administrators and Security
    Officers
• Chal...
Pandemic Influenza
Seattle & King County




   Aimée Denver, RN, M.Ed.
Health Services Coordinator
     Highline Schools
...
Definitions
• Epidemic: An increase in disease above what is
  normally expected
• Pandemic: A worldwide epidemic
Why The Concern About
          Pandemic Influenza?
• Influenza pandemics are inevitable:
 naturally recur at more-or-less...
Why The Concern About
        Pandemic Influenza?
• Outbreaks occur simultaneously in many areas
• Impact will last for we...
Phases in Simple Terms

1. Low risk
2. New virus
3. Self limiting
4. Person to person
5. Epidemic exists
6. Pandemic exists
Phases of a Pandemic

Mitigation and Preparedness                               Response


Phase I       Phase 2       Pha...
What about past flu pandemics?




Credit: US National Museum of Health and
Medicine

       1918: “Spanish Flu”          ...
Potential Impact of Pandemic Flu
           in the USA
National Impact
• Up to 200 million people infected
• 40 - 90 million people clinically ill
• 20 - 46 million (low range e...
What will happen locally?
• From 25-35% of the workforce could be affected at any
  given time therefore parents and staff...
What will happen to schools?

Public Health has said that with one
  case on the I-5 corridor that all
schools will be clo...
Transmission
Will a flu vaccine protect me?
Answer: No, current vaccines do not protect
  against bird flu.
• Protects against expected...
Treatment & Prevention:
         Antiviral Drugs
• Antiviral agents such as TamiFlu ®
  – Effective in preventing illness
...
Purposeful Planning For Schools—Key Threats

• Excessive Absenteeism:
      • Students
      • Staff (teachers, para-educa...
Mitigation Steps to Take                                  Status HPS
• Develop District task force                        ...
NEXT STEPS
Finalize Emergency Response Plan
Help Schools update their Emergency Plan
School Administrators Take Incident T...
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  1. 1. HIGHLINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS EMERGENCY PLANNING AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT UPDATE Co-Presenters: TONY ZEMAN Director of Security & Safety AIMÉE DENVER Health Services Coordinator
  2. 2. EMERGENCY PREPARATION OVERVIEW • Emergency Response Plan (Draft) • ERCM Grant • Relationships with Local Agencies • Incident Tactics • Pandemic Flu Preparation • Next Steps
  3. 3. EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN • Updated Response Plan to meet NIMS Guidelines – Incident Command System – All Hazardous Planning – Template for site planning – Emergency Flip Charts • Quick Reference Chart – To be used at schools
  4. 4. EMERGENCY RESPONSE CRISIS MANAGEMENT GRANT • Review of Emergency Response Plan • Collaboration with Local Agencies – Cities hiring a joint emergency coordinator to work with each local city • Training of Superintendent Cabinet – NIMS – Tabletop Exercise • Training of School Administrators – Support of School Staff
  5. 5. Next Steps • Emergency Template to schools • Each school finalizes their Emergency Plan • Work with the cities Coordinator • Observe Highline Medical Center Drill on October 19th • Participate with City of Burien’s Earthquake Drill on October 25th
  6. 6. RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL AGENCIES Community Partnerships – Unincorporated King County – City of Burien – City of Normandy Park – City of Des Moines – City of SeaTac
  7. 7. INCIDENT TACTICS • Computer Based Training Program – Designed for School Administrators and Security Officers • Challenges/Scenarios – Earthquake – Airplane Crash (in final stages) – Toxic Leak (in planning) – Active Shooter (in planning) • Superintendent’s Cabinet has completed Earthquake Challenge scenario • All Administrators will complete Earthquake Challenge
  8. 8. Pandemic Influenza Seattle & King County Aimée Denver, RN, M.Ed. Health Services Coordinator Highline Schools 206-433-2413 denverat@hsd401.org
  9. 9. Definitions • Epidemic: An increase in disease above what is normally expected • Pandemic: A worldwide epidemic
  10. 10. Why The Concern About Pandemic Influenza? • Influenza pandemics are inevitable: naturally recur at more-or-less cyclical intervals usually three per century • Can cause: – High levels of sickness and death – Drastic disruption of critical services – Severe economic losses • There will be little warning time between the onset of spread of a pandemic and its arrival in the U.S.
  11. 11. Why The Concern About Pandemic Influenza? • Outbreaks occur simultaneously in many areas • Impact will last for weeks to months • Pandemics can disproportionately affect younger, working-age people • Current avian influenza outbreak in Asia appears to be a threat
  12. 12. Phases in Simple Terms 1. Low risk 2. New virus 3. Self limiting 4. Person to person 5. Epidemic exists 6. Pandemic exists
  13. 13. Phases of a Pandemic Mitigation and Preparedness Response Phase I Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 Phase 6 Interpandemic Pandemic Alert Pandemic Declared globally by the World Health Organization Declared nationally by the Department of Health and Human Services
  14. 14. What about past flu pandemics? Credit: US National Museum of Health and Medicine 1918: “Spanish Flu” 1957: “Asian Flu” 1968: “Hong Kong Flu” A(H1N1) A(H2N2) A(H3N2) 20-40 m deaths 1-4 m deaths 1-4 m deaths 675,000 US deaths 70,000 US deaths 34,000 US deaths Infants and Elderly Persons < 65 yo Infants and <20 yo
  15. 15. Potential Impact of Pandemic Flu in the USA
  16. 16. National Impact • Up to 200 million people infected • 40 - 90 million people clinically ill • 20 - 46 million (low range estimate only) outpatient medical visits • 360,000 – 9,600,000 people hospitalized • 104,000 – 2,200,000 deaths
  17. 17. What will happen locally? • From 25-35% of the workforce could be affected at any given time therefore parents and staff may not be at work • Increased absence of staff and students • The economic impact will be dramatic • The epidemic could persist for two months or longer • Psychological impacts on the workforce will be extreme • Community containment measures, such as closing schools and other establishments and canceling events, may be implemented to minimize disease spread.
  18. 18. What will happen to schools? Public Health has said that with one case on the I-5 corridor that all schools will be closed for up to 6-8 weeks to deal with the first wave when vaccines and anti-virals will be unavailable or ineffective.
  19. 19. Transmission
  20. 20. Will a flu vaccine protect me? Answer: No, current vaccines do not protect against bird flu. • Protects against expected strains – A(H1N1), A(H3N2), and B • H5N1 investigational vaccine – Able to induce antibodies in adults – May or may not protect against pandemic strain when it emerges
  21. 21. Treatment & Prevention: Antiviral Drugs • Antiviral agents such as TamiFlu ® – Effective in preventing illness – Can prevent severe complications – May not be effective against pandemic virus • Supplies will be limited – Establish priority groups for use of available drug – Treatment over prevention
  22. 22. Purposeful Planning For Schools—Key Threats • Excessive Absenteeism: • Students • Staff (teachers, para-educators, bus drivers, etc) • Social Distancing Techniques: • School Closure: • Isolation/Quarantine • Major Impacts: • Financial • Academic: State assessment and graduation requirements OSPI is working on recommendations • Social/Community: kids will need daycare and meals if school closed • Grief and loss concerns Major Impacts will be influenced by Breadth/Scope and Length of Time.
  23. 23. Mitigation Steps to Take Status HPS • Develop District task force Done •Review District Infectious Disease Policy and Done Procedures including surveillance, care and transportation of sick students and staff • Develop ongoing relationships with: In process Public Health and other emergency responders OSPI and other districts Communication agencies •Educate students, families and staff about prevention In process and preparedness • Develop plan for practice of Emergency Operations In process Center • Develop Communications plan and educate student, In process staff and families on resources: website, signage, reverse “911,” classroom and newsletter presentation • Keep students, staff and families informed of Following Board changes approval
  24. 24. NEXT STEPS Finalize Emergency Response Plan Help Schools update their Emergency Plan School Administrators Take Incident Tactics – Earthquake Challenge Finalize remaining challenges Educate School Administrators and Staff on Pandemic Flu Work with Public Health to continue Pandemic Flu planning Participate in a Disaster Drill with Local Partners Work with local municipalities on Emergency Planning as well as to develop Memorandums of Understanding

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