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The Plan
The Emergency Response Plan has as its primary objectives:     To save lives and avoid injuries; To safeguard school property and records; To promote a fast, effective reaction in coping with emergencies; To restore conditions back to normal with minimal confusion as promptly as possible.

For these objectives to be attained will require clear activation procedures and responsibilities, identification of all tasks to be performed and by whom, an organized yet flexible response and the dedication and cooperation of all. It is vital to the continued functioning of the school, and its staff and students that we be prepared to respond effectively in times of emergencies. Such preparations will also help us meet our obligations to our community. This plan is developed to be used in case of emergency. All members of the faculty and other employees should:  Familiarize themselves with this plan  Be prepared to activate it immediately  Perform any duties to which they are assigned to make its activation effective. Parts of the plan are to be posted in the room and shall be in a prominent spot. All who use that room should familiarize themselves with the provision as it applies to that room. When you have a substitute, make sure they are aware of this plan and the functions they will be required to perform. Members of the faculty shall teach the Emergency Response Plan to the students. The members of each classroom shall be instructed in the evacuation plan so they can respond immediately upon receiving the necessary warning.


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Alarm Signals
Fire Alarm: Fire alarm annunciator will sound and strobes will be activated.

Emergency Building Evacuation: Fire alarm annunciator will sound and strobes will be activated.

Emergency Building Shelter in Place: Two long rings of the school bell. If bells are not available, an air horn will be used to alert the campus.

All Clear Signal: The Head of School or the designated member of the Crisis Team will give the word to individual faculty and staff members as to when it is clear to return to the building.

Crisis Team
The Crisis team manages all aspects of the Safety plan, including drills and actual emergencies. The Crisis Team consists of the following: Head of School Assistant Head of School for Finance and Facilities Assistant Head of School for Programs and Services Dean of Residential Life Facilities Manager Athletic Director Outdoor Education Director School Nurse Faculty Member from Craighead Faculty Member from Math/Science Dorm Parent During a Crisis the Crisis Team will gather in the Head of Schools office, if practicable. The Head of School is in charge of the Crisis Team. If the Head is not available, the Chain of Command will follow the list above.


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Communication with Parents
All of our current parents and student contact information is located in two different places, hosted by two different companies, off campus. Should a crisis involve the Wasatch Academy campus directly, any individual (with the correct information) can access these two data bases via the web from any location in the world. An email can be sent to all students and parents regarding any emergency involving the Academy within minutes. In addition, the emergency contact information and student’s next of kin information is all accessible via the web. There are several administrators, faculty, and staff that have the knowledge to get this information out quickly in the event of an emergency. Our website is hosted off campus. In addition to contacting all parents and students via email and telephone, we can and will post any information regarding a crisis here at Wasatch Academy on the homepage of our website. We can post this information from any location on the globe. Hence, no matter where our parents and students are located they will be able to receive and access this critical information regarding the safety of our students.


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The Building Evacuation Plan
The crisis team will determine when it is appropriate to evacuate a building or the campus. Evacuation will be communicated through the use of the fire alarm. Use the nearest building exit for the area that you are in when the alarm is sounded. Teaching Faculty / Dorm Parents should provide assistance to any students with special needs. After exiting in a calm manner assemble in the following areas and take roll of the different classes or dorm residents. Teaching faculty/dorm parents will be responsible to ensure all students in their care are accounted for. Any students that are enrolled in your class/living in your dorm, but are not present, the faculty member/dorm parent will need to give that list to a member of the crisis team. The crisis team will coordinate with the registrar if during the academic day or the dean of residential life to ensure all students are accounted for. Roll call results will be given to the campus fire marshal after the evacuation is completed. If practical to do so, a preassigned adult will sweep the building to ensure the building is vacant. Do not reenter the building unless the bell rings or the crisis team indicates that it is all clear. If the entire campus is temporarily evacuated, all students will assemble in the Recreation Center on the corner of Main Street and State Street. Students will gather by dorm, and dorm parents will account for all students. If the entire campus is evacuated for an extended period, the Crisis Team will decide the best route to evacuate, given the information that is known at the time of the event.

Administration Building
Assemble on the soccer field east of the Math Science Building.

Math / Science Building
Assemble in front of Centennial Dormitory.

Tigers Den
Assemble in the middle of the soccer field.

Loftin Lewis Student Center
Assemble in the middle of the soccer field, Bookstore Supervisor will sweep the public space of the building to ensure the building is vacant.

Sage Dormitory
Assemble in the South end of the soccer field directly north of the Student Center.


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Darlington Dormitory
Assemble in the Southwest corner of the soccer field.

Finks Dormitory
Assemble in the middle of the soccer field.

Craighead School House
Assemble in the middle of the soccer field by individual class.

Lincoln Dormitory
Assemble on the soccer field in front of the east entry of the Math/Science Building.

Wellness Center
Assemble by the Gazebo.

Alice Dormitory
Assemble on the north end of the soccer field between the Craighead School House and Lincoln dorm.

Centennial Dormitory
Assemble in the parking area east of the MPB.

Assemble in the parking area west of the coffee house.

State Street Gym
Assemble on the west yard near the State Street Sidewalk.

Anne E Coltharp Center for Evolving Technologies
Assemble on the south yard in front of Alice Dorm

Actual Fire:
 In the event of a natural gas fire, sound fire alarm and then notify maintenance so they can turn off main gas valves. If the fire is small, use the fire extinguisher AFTER the gas is turned off.  In the event of an electrical fire, sound alarm and then notify maintenance so they can turn off the electricity. DO NOT USE water or water-acid extinguishers on electrical supported fires. Only SMALL fires should be fought with an extinguisher.  The person locating the fire will sound the school fire alarm.


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 Follow the ―Building Evacuation‖ instructions.  Maintenance will notify the Head of School.  Maintenance will notify the utility companies of a break or suspected break in utilities.  Keep access road open for emergency vehicles.  All staff will be responsible to check the classrooms on either side and make sure they were informed of the fire.  Maintenance and Housekeeping are responsible for checking exits daily to make sure they are functional. All exits should be obvious, maintained, and clear of obstructions.

Science Labs:
All labs are to be equipped, as their need requires, for proper fire control and for emergency purposes. An up-to-date inventory and map of locations should be maintained with this policy of all chemicals stored in the building.

Lunchrooms and Kitchens:
 Have automatic extinguishers over deep fryers and grills.  Have fire extinguishers for all types of fires in proper location.  Make sure that all of the kitchen personnel know where the extinguishers are located and how to operate them. Kitchen personnel are not to fight a grease fire in the deep fryer. They are to evacuate and call the fire department. The K type fire extinguishers are for Fire Department Use only.  Make sure that kitchen personnel know which exit to take in case of fire and also alternate route in case the designated one is blocked. Whether it’s a real fire or a drill, try to evacuate the building in less than two minutes.

The facility manager is responsible to call Mt. Pleasant police and fire departments, Sanpete County sheriff’s department and the off campus fire alarm monitoring company to inform them it is a drill. The Crisis Team will sound the alarm. When a fire drill is always held in the same way and at the same time, it loses much of its value. When an actual fire happens, and the students cannot follow the exact procedure they have practiced over and over, panic may ensue. Therefore, drills should be carefully planned to simulate actual fire conditions. Not only should they be held at varying times, but should use different means of exit. Fire exit drills should be designed to familiarize the occupants with all available means of exit, particularly emergency exits that are not habitually used during the normal occupancy of the building. Every fire exit drill shall be an exercise in school management for the staff and teachers.


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The chief purpose of every drill shows control of classes so that the teachers will form its ranks quickly and silently, halt, turn, or direct it as desired. Great stress shall be laid upon the execution of each drill in a brisk, quiet and orderly manner. Running shall be prohibited. If for any reason a line becomes blocked, some of the students should be reverse-marched to another exit in order to prevent panic conditions arising as a result of inactivity. In exiting the building the ―Building Evacuation‖ should be followed.

Fire Extinguishers:
Fire extinguishers are placed in strategic locations as recommended by the fire department (see maps posted on exit routes). They will be inspected annually by a certified company approved by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Faculty members and other staff personnel shall be instructed in the use of the fire extinguisher. All extinguishers, unless stated, are dry chemical types that are needed to put out type A, B, and C fires (wood, textiles, gasoline, oil and electrical fires). In discharging a fire extinguisher, it should be held upright while the pin is pulled. The lever is then pressed while aiming at the base of the fire.

Fire Extinguisher Inspections:
 Check gauge for full charge. Report discharge or overcharge readings immediately to the facilities manager.  Check seal for breakage  Check hose for cracks, leaks, tears, etc.  Check casing for leaks or breakage.

Shelter In Place
The bell system will ring twice as a signal to Shelter In Place. If the bell system is not working an air horn will be used to alert campus. As soon as a decision is made to lock down the school, the crisis team will notify law enforcement using 911 rather than the regular police numbers. If students are in class at the time of the signal faculty will:  Explain that there is an emergency;  Lock the classroom doors;  Have students lie on the floor  Close blinds and take any possible precautions to protect others from possible broken glass; and  Remain locked in offices until advised to move personally by the crisis team or a public safety officer or an all clear signal. If students are in class at the time of the signal the crisis team will: If students are in the dorm at the time of the signal the dorm parent will:

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Explain that there is an emergency; Lock all entrances to the Dorm; Have students return to their rooms, close blinds, lock the door, and lie on the floor; Remain locked in offices until advised to move personally by the crisis team or a public safety officer or an all clear signal.

If students are not in class or the Dormitories at the time of the signal faculty and staff will:  Assist crisis team in moving students into the nearest safe building available;  Lock doors of room if possible. If lock is on the outside of the door, rubber door stops can be placed behind doors to secure them;  Remain with students to maintain order;  Keep students in a safe area until advised personally by administration or public safety personnel to move or that there is an all clear signal;  Avoid, if possible, large open areas such as the library, gym, lawns, or parking lots. The Crisis team will:     Act with maintenance to check locks on all exterior doors and classroom doors; Designate a person to coordinate with public safety personnel at their command post; Make sure that a site map is available in each classroom; Be available to deal with the media/press and bystanders to keep site clear of visitors.

All-clear signal:  Will be given after consultation with the senior public safety officer on the scene; and/or  Will be a personal notification by the Crisis Team. Faculty or staff are not to act upon bells without this personal notification.

1) If a Pandemic is announced by the government, Wasatch Academy will coordinate closely with local doctors, the hospital, and the local health agencies. 2) If a pandemic disease is suspected in any Wasatch Academy student, that student will be taken to the doctor in town to be assessed. 3) Any student diagnosed with a pandemic disease will be isolated in Wellness Center or will go home to be cared for by parents, if possible. The local health agencies will be notified and Wasatch Academy will coordinate closely with these officials.


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4) Diagnosed students/faculty will be required to wear face masks. Masks may not prevent the communicable disease but will keep further exposure minimal. 5) Wasatch Academy Health Coordinator will educate faculty, staff, and students regarding the communicable disease 6) Nurses will follow daily updates regarding any pandemic. 7) A dorm will be designated as “Isolation Headquarters”, should we need that. We will initially keep anyone that needs to be isolated in the Wellness Center. 8) The Health Coordinator will speak with local doctors and have one of them check in at our “Isolation Center” daily to see how our students are doing. 9) If sick students are able, they may continue their studies through receiving work at the isolation center, working online, etc.

Medical Emergencies
Wasatch Academy is prepared to provide basic first aid, while summoning necessary emergency assistance. All faculty and staff have had First Aid and CPR. Training is updated annually. Each year, training for First Aid and CPR will be available. A Medical Release Form will be filed in the Health Center for each student with emergency numbers to call in case of an accident, injury, or illness. Parents will always be notified as soon as possible of any reportable accident, injury, or illness. Any reportable accident or injury incurred on school property or during a school activity off campus will be reported in writing to the Health Center no later than 24 hours from the occurrence. A first aid kit shall be maintained in each classroom. First Aid procedures will follow the current American Red Cross First Aid manual. Each dwelling will contain a small first aid kit. Although all staff members are trained in basic first aid and CPR procedures, they are not to be considered medical experts. The first aid kits are to be used only in cases of emergency. All first aid kits are to be inventoried at the beginning of each school year and replenished by the Health Center as needed.

First Aid Stations:
A first aid station is always maintained in the Health Center. In the event of a large scale emergency, the Health Center will be used, but the gym will also be used.


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With a non-critical or less serious injury, move the victim to the Health Center.

With a Serious or Critical injury:
Evaluate the situation. Unless the victim is in further danger, DO NOT MOVE THE VICTIM. Be sure the victim is breathing Control serious bleeding Treat for shock Keep comfortable and try to maintain normal body temperature.

Response to Non-Critical Illness or Injury:
 Administer first aid  Notify nurse immediately. Nurse will contact parents as soon as possible.  Keep a record of time of injury, what first aid was administered and at what time. An Accident/Incident Report must be filled out after every accident or injury.

Response to Critical Illness or Injury:
 Administer first aid to the extent possible  Call 911 if the situation is life threatening, or if the student is in need of immediate medical intervention.  Notify parents when student’s condition is available.  Keep a record of time of injury, what first aid was administered and at what time. This information is provided on an Accident/Incident Report.  Notify the Head of School or Crisis Team.  Complete appropriate Accident/Incident Report promptly.  Keep a record of which students were sent to which hospital.

First Aid Instructions
Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain may be due to food poisoning, gas, appendicitis, hernia, ulcer, gallstones, or kidney stones. The symptoms are so similar that medical assistance should be obtained if the pains continue for several hours.

Artificial Respiration:
1. Steps for mouth to mouth artificial respiration:  Clear airway  Tilt head back (unless possible neck injury – use jaw thrust)  Pinch nostrils  Seal mouth and blow  Watch for chest to rise  Listen for air to escape from mouth


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 Watch for chest to fall  Repeat: 12-16 times per minute in adults 16-20 times per minute in children 2. If victim’s tongue obstructs airway:  Re-tilt the head  Jut the jaw forward 3. If facial injuries make it impossible to use mouth to mouth method then use the manual method.  Use mouth to nose if airtight seal impossible over victim’s mouth  Small child – cover mouth and nose 4. Continue artificial respiration until victim begins to breathe for himself or until help arrives. 5. Carbon Monoxide poisoning or asphyxiation (due to lack of oxygen):  Check for breathing difficulties and give artificial respiration.

Bleeding:  Apply direct pressure on the wound.  Elevate the wounded area if an arm or leg is bleeding.  Apply pressure on the supplying artery of the arm or leg if steps 1 and 2 do not stop 
the bleeding.
If bleeding cannot be stopped, call 911 or transport to hospital.

Bone Injuries:
1. Dislocations: fingers, thumb Keep the student quiet. Immobilize shoulder with arm sling. 2. Fractures – Call 911 or transport to hospital:  Signs of a closed fracture: Swelling, tenderness to touch, deformity, discoloration.  Treatment of closed fracture – no bleeding or broken skin: Keep broken bone ends from moving, keep adjacent joints from moving, treat for shock.  Treatment of open fracture – broken bone and broken skin: Call 911 immediately. Do not move protruding bone end. If bleeding, control bleeding by direct pressure on wound, treat the same as closed fracture after bleeding is controlled.  Splinting: Place one hand above and one hand below fracture to support it, have someone grasp end of limb and hold steadily until splints are in place, splint the limb, care for shock. 3. Sprains (injury to soft tissue around a joint):  Always immobilize  Elevate joint  Apply cold packs during first half hour


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 Treat the same as close fractures  X-ray may be necessary

1. Degrees:  Skin red – first degree  Blisters develop – second degree – Never break open blisters  Deep tissue damage – third degree 2. First Aid for thermal burns – first and second degree burns to exclude air:  Submerge in cool water  Apply a cool pack  Cover with a thick dressing or plastic (Do not use plastic on face)  After using cool water or ice pack, cover burned area with a thick, dry, sterile dressing and bandage firmly to exclude air. 3. First Aid for third degree burns – Call 911 or transport to hospital  Apply a thick, dry sterile dressing and bandage to keep out air.  If large area, wrap with a clean sheet or towel  Keep burned hands and feet elevated and get medical help immediately.  Treat the same as shock victim, giving fluids as indicated; warmth if necessary. 4. First Aid for chemical burns  Wash chemical away with water 5. Acid burn to the eye (also alkali burns)  Wash eye thoroughly with a solution of baking soda (1 teaspoon per 8-ounce glass of water) or plain water for five minutes.  If victim is lying down, turn head to side, hold the lid open and pour from inner corner outward, make sure chemical isn’t washed out onto the skin.  Have victim close the eye, place eye pad over lid, bandage and get medical help.

Choking: (Abdominal Thrust/Heimlich Maneuver)
If the passage is completely blocked, (victim can’t breathe or speak) IMMEDIATELY DO THE FOLLOWING:  Stand behind victim, wrap your arms around his waist below the diaphragm  Grasp your wrist with your other hand  Place your fist against the victim’s abdomen, slightly above the navel and below the rib cage.  Press your fist strongly and quickly inwards, slightly up into his abdomen.  Repeat until victim can breathe or is unconscious (then do next step). If the victim is on his back:  Kneel, facing him, astride his hips


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 With one of your hands on top of the other, place the heel of the bottom hand on the victim’s abdomen slightly above the navel and below the rib cage.  Press the heel of your hand forcefully into the abdomen with a quick, upward thrust. If necessary, repeat several times.

Convulsions or Seizures:
1. Symptoms:  Jerking movements  Muscular rigidity  Blue about the lips  May drool  High fever These seizures are seldom dangerous, but they are frightening. 2. Causes:  Head Injuries  Severe infections  Epilepsy 3. Treatment:  Prevent patient from hurting himself  Loosen tight clothing  Move objects the patient may hit  Do not restrain  If breathing stops, apply mouth to mouth resuscitation  Do not give liquids nor put patient in warm water  When the seizure is over, treat for shock keeping patient warm.

Diabetics may lose consciousness when they have too little or too much insulin. Unless you are thoroughly familiar with this treatment, it is better to seek medical help rather than to attempt first aid. These people often wear some type of medical identification.

Foreign objects usually require medical assistance. Insects may be removed by using warm mineral or olive oil. When the head is tilted, the insect and oil usually drain out.

Electric Shock:
 Do not touch the victim if he is still in contact with the electricity  Turn off the main switch or pull plug  Be aware of the possibility of breathing emergency



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Contact a physician immediately if the foreign substance is metallic or abrasive. Particles can often be washed out with water or removed with the corner of a clean handkerchief.

 Fainting is due to a temporary decrease of blood and oxygen to the brain. It may be proceeded by paleness, sweating, dizziness, vision problems and nausea.  Place the victim in a reclining position and treat as for shock. If a victim feels faint, have him sit and place his head between his knees.

Frostbite:  The frostbitten area will be slightly reddened with a tingling sensation and pain. The
skin becomes grayish-yellow, glossy and feels numb. Blisters eventually appear.

 Re-warm the area by quickly submerging it in warm water. Don’t rub the area nor
break the blisters.

Head Injury:
1. Symptoms:  May or may not be unconscious  Unconsciousness may be delayed one-half hour or more  Bleeding from mouth, nose or ear  Paralysis of one or more of extremities  Difference in size of pupils of the eyes. 2. First Aid for Head Injuries:  No stimulants or fluids  Don’t raise victim’s feet; keep the victim FLAT  Observe carefully for stopped breathing or blocked airway  Get medical help immediately  When transported, gently lay flat  Position head to side so secretions may drool from corner of mouth  Loosen clothing at neck.

Heart Attack:
A heart attack may be identified by severe chest pains, shortness of breath, paleness and perspiration, indicating shock. Extreme exhaustion may also accompany the attack. The patient may breathe easier if he is propped up. Trained personnel may do mouth-tomouth resuscitation or CPR if appropriate. Medical help with oxygen may be required. CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY

Nosebleeds can be controlled by grasping the nose firmly between the fingers and holding it for 5 to 10 minutes. Ice packs will also help control bleeding. Nosebleeds are usually minor, but if bleeding can’t be controlled, medical help is needed. Maintain pressure on nose until a doctor is present.


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Call 911, Poison Control or transport to hospital, immediately.

1. Symptoms  Pale, cold, clammy skin  Weak, rapid pulse  General body weakness 2. Ways of preventing shock and giving first aid  Keep victim lying down  Cover him only enough to keep him from losing body heat  Get medical help as soon as possible  Raise feet to help blood get to vital organs

1. A person with sunstroke will have nausea, weakness, headache, cramps, pounding pulse, high blood pressure and high temperatures (up to 106 degrees.) The armpits are dry, skin flushed initially but later turns ashen or purplish. Delirium or coma is possible. 2. MEDICAL HELP IS CRUCIAL. While waiting for medical aid, reduce the temperature with a cool bath, sponging with water, until the temperature is down. Hospitalization should be immediate.

1. Abrasion: A wound caused by scraping off the outer layer of skin. An abrasion is usually superficial with little bleeding but infection can occur unless the wound is cleaned with soap and water. Wash away from the wound. 2. Incision: A cut caused by a sharp object such as a knife, razor blade, or piece of glass. Bleeding is a serious problem. Medical help is often necessary in case the wound must be sewn. Apply direct pressure. Laceration: A tear or jagged, irregular wound caused by a hard object such as a rock, machine tool, bicycle or automobile. Animal bites are also lacerations. Surrounding tissue is damaged and bleeding may be profuse. A minor laceration can be cleaned with soap and water, but if the bleeding is severe, a pressure dressing may be needed. If the laceration is caused by an animal, medical help is required for testing and treatment of the animal.



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Puncture wound: Deep penetration of a sharp object such as a pencil, nail, ice pick, bullet, spear or arrow. There may be little surface bleeding, but severe internal bleeding can result. A puncture wound is difficult to cleanse and may require a tetanus shot to guard against infection. Keep object in puncture site and get medical help.

Utility Failure
Power Outage:
 Teachers, dorm parents, and students are to stay where they are.  Maintenance will check the breakers to see if it is a problem they can solve.  The facilities manager will notify an outside electrician of the problem if it can not be fixed by maintenance.  Each class will send a monitor to the office to deliver messages.  After determining the extent of the power failure, the teachers and or dorm parents are to be notified of the expected length. This notification will be by monitors.  Students are to remain in their assigned seats or in the dorm lounge.  Teachers or dorm parents are to post themselves near the doors.  The facilities manager or his/her designee is to notify the Head of School.  All teachers who are on a preparation period will return to their class and take over from the specialist.

Gas Failure:
 Maintenance will be notified by the person who notices the gas leak. Maintenance will follow procedures outlined by Questar.  The notification of the need to evacuate will be done orally by a ―runner.‖ (Use of the fire alarm could cause an electrical spark and explosion.) Power will be turned off to the building.  Follow ―Evacuation of Building‖ plan.  The facilities manager will consult with the Head of School. If the gas will be off for a short time, classes will continue normally. If it will be off for a long time, the Head of School will decide whether to evacuate the campus.

Water Failure:
 Maintenance will be notified by the person noticing the water failure.  After the facts are gathered, an announcement will be made that the students will be told not to use fountains or restrooms.  The facilities manager will consult with the Head of School. If the water will be off for a short time, classes will continue normally. If it will be off for a long time, the Head of School will decide whether to evacuate the campus.

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If the phones are not working, try the cellular phone and call cellular to cellular. The person who notices that the phones are out is to contact the maintenance department.

Bomb Threat Form
RECEIVING A BOMB THREAT Instructions: Be calm and courteous. LISTEN! Engage the caller and write down exact statements. Record conversation if possible. Quietly attract the attention of someone nearby, indicating to them the nature of the call. DO NOT HANG UP THE PHONE LEAVE THE PHONE OFF THE HOOK; AFTER THE CALLER HANGS UP THE POLICE WILL ACTIVATE *69. Complete this form as soon as the caller hangs up and the school administration has been notified.
NAME OF OPERATOR:_______________________________________________________ TIME:__________________ DATE:_________________ CALLER IS (check or circle appropriate): Male Female Adult Juvenile ORIGIN OF CALL: Local Long Distance Booth Within School Cellular CALLER’S SPEECH: Fast Distorted Distinct Nasal Stutter Other CALLER’S LANGUAGE: Excellent Poor Fair Foul Good Other


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When will it go off:_______________________________________________________________ What will cause it to explode?___________________________________________________ Hour?___________________________________________________________________________ Time Left?______________________________________________________________________ Where is the bomb?____________________________________________________________ What does it look like?_________________________________________________________ Where are you now?___________________________________________________________ How do you know so much about the bomb?__________________________________ Why are you doing this?________________________________________________________ What is your Name?____________________________________________________________ Address?_______________________________________________________________________ Anything else:__________________________________________________________________ Did the caller seem familiar with the campus?__________________________________


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Bomb Threat
Make sure a complete set of keys are kept in the office and are readily available. When evacuating, take the keys with you.

In order to prevent the implantation and explosion of a bomb in the school building, the following will be observed:  Teachers could maintain an awareness of the contents of their rooms. Any suspicious containers or changes should be reported to the Crisis Team.  Teachers will lock their rooms whenever they are not in them.  Cabinets and closets should be locked when not in use.  Housekeeping should lock each room after cleaning it.  During the evening occupancy of the building, the public will be limited to those areas set aside for their use.  Supply areas, boiler room and fan rooms shall be kept locked and secure at all times.  All people entering the building who are neither staff or students must check into the main office before going any place else in the building. ALL BOMB THREATS SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY! (False threats are sometimes used to throw people off guard

Reporting:  The person receiving the threat should remain calm and write down the message as      
exactly as possible. Make mental notes of the person calling, and as soon as possible fill out the threat checklist (see appendix). (Bomb Checklist) As soon as the threat has been received, notify the Head of School. (If the Head of School is absent see chain of command) The person who received the threat will then go to the main office (or outside if the school is evacuated) and wait for the authorities to arrive. The Head of School will notify the police and call the facility manager. The decision to evacuate will rest with the Head of School or his replacement (see chain of command). The Crisis Team will then notify the staff by phone or bell signal. This decision will be made by the Crisis Team after consulting with the Head of School. The Crisis Team will notify the students of the need to evacuate by sounding the bell alarm. Students and staff will evacuate the building immediately. After hearing the bell alarm and before leaving their rooms, teachers will quickly check their classrooms for any unfamiliar objects, parcels, etc. If any is seen, the teacher will notify the Crisis Team immediately. If an unfamiliar parcel is located, NO ONE WILL TOUCH IT. The teacher should write down what the package looks like and where it is located. This information should be given to the command center.


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 Teachers should check their own classrooms for any strange objects. The Crisis     
Team will assign certain teachers to check the rooms of any substitute teachers and log findings. Professional non-teaching personnel will check their own offices and immediate locations of responsibility. The Maintenance Department will check their own working area such as the boiler room, fan rooms, roof, and around the outside of the building. They may exclude the areas that are known to be secure or locked. Lunch room personnel will check their own offices and kitchen food storage. The business office personnel will check the office areas and secure the cash and records. All searchers will log suspicious objects so that the list may be turned over to the emergency coordinator. Note any unexplainable changes in room appearance. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PERSONNEL TOUCH OR ALLOW STUDENTS TO TOUCH ANY OBJECT DEEMED TO BE SUSPICIOUS.

SHOULD A SUSPECT PACKAGE BE LOCATED, DO NOT TOUCH IT!! Evacuation: Each building has it’s own evacuation route to follow. The bell alarm will be used to evacuate. As far as the students know, this should be a regular fire drill. The bell alarm will be sounded. Evacuation should be 500 feet away from building.

Crime in Progress
Caution: Do not attempt to interfere with the criminal except in the case of selfprotection. If safe, get a good description of the criminal:  Height  Weight  Sex  Color  Age  Clothing If a vehicle is involved, try to get the following information:  Type of auto  Color of auto  License number  Direction of travel Call 911 and report the crime and the location. Stay where you are until the authorities arrive.


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If you are directly involved with the criminal, you should:  Not resist  If money is involved, give it up immediately  Wait until the person leaves before sounding the alarm or calling 911  Note the above characteristics as soon as possible after the event  Secure the crime scene by not allowing anyone into the area  Ask any witnesses to remain until authorities have arrived.

Hostage Situation
If you and/or students are held hostage follow these instructions:  Follow the instructions exactly during the first 15-45 minutes. This is the critical period when the terrorist is most emotional and most likely to be trigger-happy.  Keep quiet and speak only when spoken to. Don’t try to be friendly, phony, argumentative or hostile.  Don’t make suggestions.  Be wary of attempting escape. If it fails, it is likely to trigger violence.  If you are released ahead of others, closely observe everything that goes on in order to help the police.  Treat the hostage-takers with respect, but try not to be condescending.  Expect to be frisked or even treated roughly by police when released. Cooperate fully. Police aren’t sure who is who and they do not take chances.  Don’t try to be a hero.

During the Quake: Keep these points in mind in the event of an earthquake:  When an earthquake happens, keep calm. Don’t run or panic. If you take the proper precautions, the chances are you will not be hurt.  REMAIN WHERE YOU ARE. If you are outdoors, stay outdoors; if you are indoors, stay indoors. In earthquakes, most injuries occur as people are entering or leaving the buildings (from falling walls, electrical wires, etc.)  Everyone will get under their desk, cover their head, and grab hold of the leg of the desk. If a desk, table or bench (best choices) are not available, sit or stand against an


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inside wall or in an inside doorway. Stay away from the windows, outside walls, and outside doors.  If you are outside, stay away from the building, electric wires, poles or anything else that might shake loose and fall. Look for open space and stay low.

After the Quake: For your own safety and that of others, you should follow carefully the following:  About two minutes after the shaking stops, the fire bell will sound. If we have lost power, the teacher will give the command to evacuate the building.  Use the ―Building Evacuation‖ plan.  Use extreme caution in entering or working in buildings that may have been damaged or weakened by the disaster.  Stay away from fallen or damaged electric wires, that may still be dangerous.  The maintenance crew will check for leaking gas pipes. Do this by smell only—don’t use matches or candles. If you smell gas:       Open all windows and doors Turn off the main gas valve at the meter Leave the building immediately Notify the gas company, police and fire departments Don’t reenter the building until it is safe The Crisis Team will confer with the Head of School about evacuation of school. If necessary, follow the ―Evacuation of School Grounds‖ policy. Do not evacuate to another building unless it has received an inspection by a qualified person.

Reentry of Building: Follow the procedures of the reentry instructions (after ―Building Evacuation‖) except:  The building should be inspected by a qualified person who has been trained in building analysis.  The person will perform an inspection on structural soundness, electrical wiring, water distribution, oil, gas and other fuel systems and boiler and heating systems.  A damaged structure will be occupied only after authorization by the responsible local agency.  Building supervisors will be notified of the corrective actions to be taken to return a building to use. 

Students and adults may not remain on playing fields, golf courses, tennis courts, etc. if there is a lightning storm in the area.


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Workplace Violence
Coping with Threats and Violence:  Stay calm, listen attentively  Maintain eye contact  Be courteous and patient  Try to remain in control of the situation  If needed, quietly signal for help. If threatening, have someone call 911. DO NOT LEAVE THE PERSON TO MAKE THE CALL YOURSELF.  Report the situation to either the Head of School, if a coworker, or the Dean of Students, if a student. If a gun, knife or other weapon is involved:  Stay calm. Quietly signal for help using code words if possible  Maintain eye contact  Stall for time  Keep talking but follow instructions from the person with the weapon  If others are in the room, ask if they can leave  Do not try to grab the weapon  Be prepared to escape to a safe place if the possibility arises.

All chemicals in the building are to be identified and stored according to OSHA standards and procedures. Safety data sheets from vendors shall exist for all chemicals. Files containing information on all chemicals stored in the building shall be available in the office for quick reference. There shall also be a copy of each in the Emergency Response Plan in the office. All personnel involved with chemicals in any manner are to be trained in their proper use.

Chemical Poisoning:
Chemical poisoning can occur by swallowing, touching or breathing a dangerous substance. Symptoms may include:     Difficulty breathing Changes in skin color Headache Clumsiness or lack of coordination


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 Stomach cramps or diarrhea

If you suspect you or someone else is a victim of chemical poisoning:  Remove yourself and others from the hazard  Notify emergency medical services  Notify the Crisis team to initiate the hazardous materials emergency school protocol. In the event of a hazardous material accident in the building, the Crisis Team (or appointee) will decide if and how the building will be evacuated. If any accident should occur, the fire department, Head of School and emergency medical services should be notified.

Hazardous Materials
Although our school is not next to a transportation route for hazardous materials, we still must be prepared as some gas clouds cover a large area. In the event of a hazardous materials problem, the following procedure should be followed: The Crisis Team will contact the Head of School:  If it is unsafe to remain in the building, the ―Building Evacuation‖ plan and possibly the ―Evacuation of School Grounds‖ plan will be followed.  If there is a ―cloud‖, move cross wind (never move directly with or against the wind).  Do not return to the site until deemed safe by emergency service officials (fire department etc.)

If in-place sheltering is imposed:  Maintain communication lines with the Crisis Team and emergency services.  Initiate the emergency bell signal (two long rings on the school bell).  Close all doors to the outside and close and lock all windows (windows seal better when locked)  Seal gaps under doorways and windows with wet towels, and those around doorways and windows with duct tape (or similar thick tape if available).  Maintenance should set all ventilation systems to 100 percent recirculation so that no outside air is drawn into the structure. Where this is not possible, ventilation systems should be turned off.  Turn off all heating systems and air conditioners.  Close as many internal doors as possible.  If an outdoor explosion is possible, close drapes, curtains, shades over windows. Avoid windows to prevent potential injury from flying glass.  If you suspect that the gas or vapor has entered the structure you are in, hold a wet cloth over your nose and mouth.


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 Observe all students and staff members for signs of adverse reactions or illness to the hazardous material.  Render first aid as needed.  Tune into the Emergency Alert system channel on the radio (KMTI AM 650) or television for information concerning the hazardous materials incident and in-place sheltering.  In some cases, evacuation may be necessary. Listen for the building evacuation bell signal to sound (three long rings on the school bell).

Contact the Wellness Center immediately and the Dean of Residential Life 1. Do not leave the individual alone 2. Establish a relationship. 3. Assess the degree of risk. Ask: a. How specific is the plan? ("What would you do? When?") b. How lethal is the method? ("What do plan to use?") c. How available is the weapon or means? ("Do you have access to pills?") d. What are the chance someone could intervene? e. Has there been a previous attempt? 4. Identify the major problem 5. Assess the person's resources. Parents should be notified as soon as possible and incorporated into team efforts to get appropriate help for their child.

Food and Shelter for 72 hours
In the event that students cannot be evacuated and services are not working on campus, the Safety Committee will implement a plan to ensure students are provided food, water, and shelter for up to 72 hours. Water Food Services will store 1 gallon (four liters) of water for each student on campus. Water will be turned as part of the regular inventory turnover. Food As part of the normal food inventory in the kitchen, there will be 72 hours worth of food for our students. Food services will store 3 20 gallon propane tanks to ensure the ability to cook food. The tanks will be rotated through the normal use of the school’s propane barbeque. Dorms Each dorm will provide shelter for the students that live in that dorm. Students will utilize their available beds and bedding. If a dorm is not habitable, Students will move to another Dorm. The accommodating Dorm will be expected to share


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its dorm rooms, beds, and bedding as practical. In cold weather, all doors and windows should be opened as little as possible. Each dorm should be equipped with an emergency kit that includes flashlights, additional bedding, and other items as needed. Communication The Safety Committee will work with Mount Pleasant City to ensure we are able to communicate with the outside world. There are HAM radios available through the city and LDS churches in the area. Brad Nuttall is a HAM radio operator that will assist us with communication if traditional communication lines are not functioning. Safety All Full Time employees are expected to be available in the event that the students need to stay on campus for 72 hours without appropriate shelter. The Safety Committee will utilize the full time employees as needed to ensure the safety of the students. Transportation Faculty members are encouraged to fill up the gas tanks of all vehicles when returning to campus from any trip. The Maintenance Department is responsible to fill up the vehicles each weekday. This process is meant to ensure that the school can transport students if needed, without relying on filling up at a gas station in the immediate area. Money The School will have a cash reserve of $5,000 on hand to meet the needs of students in the case of an emergency.


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