School Emergency Planning

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School Emergency Planning

  1. 1. Emergency Planning for Schools Division Chief Jim Keiken City of Madison Fire Department
  2. 2. Why Plan? <ul><li>Student Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate response </li></ul><ul><li>Clear expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent performance </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Critical Elements of School Safety Planning <ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Early Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Management </li></ul><ul><li>Post Event Review </li></ul>
  4. 4. Planning Committee <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Fire and EMS Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>School Board Members </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Management </li></ul><ul><li>Human Services Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Community Members </li></ul>
  5. 5. Initial Steps <ul><li>Review Current Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Generate interest </li></ul><ul><li>Outline issues </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit support from the community </li></ul><ul><li>Involve parents </li></ul><ul><li>Involve staff </li></ul><ul><li>Involve other stakeholders </li></ul>
  6. 6. Community Support <ul><li>EMS provider(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Department(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Community government </li></ul><ul><li>County/Municipal Emergency Management </li></ul><ul><li>L ocal E mergency P lanning C ommittee members </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare - physicians, nurses, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hazard Identification <ul><li>Maps of school and school grounds </li></ul><ul><li>Vulnerability of the community </li></ul><ul><li>Identify potential hazards/risks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evacuation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Area surrounding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Past events </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Identify Potential Problems <ul><li>Illness </li></ul><ul><li>Injuries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff and Student </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Violence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assault/fights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unrest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weapons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intruder/Hostage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hazardous Materials </li></ul>
  9. 9. Drills/Training (practice) <ul><li>Table top/Discussions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involve parents </li></ul></ul>Practices Makes Perfect
  10. 10. Immediate Response <ul><li>Establish Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Use Skills available </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional response (anxieties, crisis counseling) </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise response plan with various scenarios </li></ul>
  11. 11. Communication <ul><li>On-site needs </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Incident Command </li></ul><ul><li>Public Information - media </li></ul><ul><li>Off-site resources </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate plan to Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures to communicate with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital emergency departments </li></ul>
  12. 12. Post Disaster Shelter Planning <ul><li>List of care and shelter options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>County emergency directors have listing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Short-term and long-term plan </li></ul>Emergency Shelter
  13. 13. EMSC Guidelines <ul><li>For school staff without medical/nursing training </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended First Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Practice skills </li></ul><ul><li>Consult school nurse </li></ul>
  14. 14. How to Use <ul><li>Key emergency numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Tabs in alphabetical order </li></ul><ul><li>Color coded flow chart </li></ul>
  15. 15. Planning for Students with Special Needs <ul><li>Wisconsin’s Child Alert Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wheelchairs </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty walking </li></ul><ul><li>Crutches </li></ul><ul><li>Designate someone to assist </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional aspects </li></ul>
  16. 16. Resources <ul><li>www.ems-c.org </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Management </li></ul><ul><li>Fire & EMS Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>DPI Safety Team </li></ul><ul><li>LEPC </li></ul><ul><li>Local Public Health Department </li></ul><ul><li>National Youth Crisis Hotline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-800-448-4663 </li></ul></ul>

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