Sample of Emergency Procedures Document

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					             Sample of Emergency Procedures Document

(Obviously, each school should prepare its own emergency procedures document, perhaps using
this document as a guideline.)

If an emergency requires calling for an ambulance, Police and/or the Fire Department, the
following procedures should be followed.

   •   Ambulance services: XXX Rescue Squad should be called directly at XXXXX.

   •   Police: XX District Station (for the XX campus) [telephone number] or the XX District
       Station (for XX campus) [telephone number] should be called directly.

   •   Fire: 911 should be used.


   Chemical Attack (Area–Wide)

   •   Call students and employees into buildings

   •   Seek shelter in predetermined ground or second floor-level rooms and take roll (do NOT
       use lower-level rooms or basements)

   •   Close all windows and lock exterior doors

   •   Shut down HVAC systems (air handlers and window units) and fireplace dampers

   •   Tape plastic sheeting over:

                   !Windows and doors

                   !Exhaust fans

                  !Electrical outlets

                  !Heat registers

                  !Vents

        in all rooms used as shelter

   •   Tape plastic sheeting over exterior doors
   •   Place wet towels or clothing in cracks under exterior doors and under doors to rooms
       used as shelter

Localized Chemical Attack (Agent released inside a building)

   •   Evacuate building and take roll

   •   Shut down HVAC systems (air handlers and window units) and fireplace dampers

   •   Lock exterior doors

   •   If vapors are migrating, consider off-campus evacuation

   •   Approval must be received from Health Dept officials before reentering building


Biological Attack (Area-wide)

   •   Call students and employees into buildings

   •   Seek shelter in predetermined rooms and take roll

   •   Shut down HVAC systems (air handlers and window units) and fireplace dampers

   •   Close windows and doors

   •   Lock exterior doors


Localized Biological Attack (Agent found inside a building)
   •   Place a plastic sheet, towel or cloth over the item or substance and leave the room

   •   Close and lock door to room where item or substance was found

   •   Tape plastic sheeting at entry to room where item or substance was found

   •   Shut down HVAC system (air handlers and window units) and fireplace dampers

   •   Evacuate entire building and lock exterior doors; take roll

   •   If necessary, tape plastic sheeting at all entrances to building

   •   Do NOT handle, shake, touch or in any way disturb the item or substance
   •   If item must be handled, wear surgical gloves


Localized Biological Attack Continued:

   •   Record names of all persons who came into direct contact with the item or substance, or
       who were in the room at the time of discovery

   •   If possible, record names of all persons in building at time of discovery

   •   All persons who came into direct contact with the item or substance should wash hands
       with soap and water

   • Approval must be received from Health Dept officials before reentering building



Radiological Release (“Dirty Bomb,” Nuclear reactor breach)

   •   Call students and employees into buildings

   •   Seek shelter in predetermined ground or second floor-level rooms and take roll (do NOT
       use lower-level rooms or basements)

   •   Close all windows and lock exterior doors

   •   Shut down HVAC systems (air handlers and window units) and fireplace dampers

   •   Tape plastic sheeting over:

                   !Windows and doors

                   !Exhaust fans

                  !Electrical outlets

                  !Heat registers

                 !Vents

       in all rooms used as shelter

   •   Tape plastic sheeting over exterior doors
   • Place wet towels or clothing in cracks under exterior doors and under doors to rooms
       used as shelter




Nuclear Weapon

   •   Call students and employees into buildings

   •   Seek shelter in predetermined basement or lower-level rooms, away from windows

   •   If time is short, seek shelter in hallways (close doors leading into hallways)

   •   Kneel on ground in “duck and cover” position

   • If time allows, shut down gas, water and electrical service to buildings used for shelter



Conventional Weapons (Non-nuclear explosives)
Follow procedures for Nuclear Weapons above and lock exterior doors



Bomb Scare
   •   Evacuate threatened building(s)

   •   Turn off cell phones and walkie-talkies

   •   Do NOT touch thermostats and light switches

   •   De-activate bells and fire alarm systems

   •   Do not use PA systems or battery-powered megaphones

   •   Approval must be received from Police or Fire officials before reentering building
Armed Intruder/Threatening Individual
If intruder is inside a building…

   •   Summon students and employees into lockable classrooms and offices

   •   Take care not to lock out students or employees still in hallways or bathrooms

   •   Lock doors to classrooms and offices

   •   Cover glass on interior classroom or office doors

   •   Close shades or curtains on exterior windows

   •   Turn off lights

   •   Sit on floor away from windows and remain quiet

   •   Deactivate bell and fire alarm systems (if possible)

   •   Keep other students and employees away from endangered building

   •   Students and employees assigned to other buildings should be called inside, or remain
       indoors, and follow procedures described above

   •   Lock exterior doors to unaffected buildings (safety permitting)

   •   Do not leave a secured classroom, office or building without approval from the Security
       Chief, Police or Principal/Building Manager

   •   Do not attempt to confront or subdue the intruder


If intruder is outside on campus grounds…

   •   Summon students and employees into nearest buildings

   •   Lock exterior doors (safety permitting)

   •   Direct students and employees into lockable classrooms and offices

   •   Lock doors to classrooms and offices

   •   Take care not to lock out students or employees still in hallways or bathrooms
Armed Intruder/Threatening Individual (Outside) Continued:

   •   Close, lock and cover windows

   •   Turn off lights

   •   Sit on floor away from windows and remain quiet

   •   Deactivate bell and fire alarm systems (if possible)

   •   Do not leave a secured building without approval from the Security Chief, Police or
       Principal/Building Manager

   •   Do not attempt to confront or subdue the intruder


Fire
   •   Evacuate building and take roll

   •   Close all doors and windows to rooms when evacuating

   •   If smoke deepens, stay low to the ground

   •   When approaching a closed door, feel with back of hand before opening; Feel
       temperature along crack between door and floor or frame

   •   Shut down HVAC system (air handlers and window units) and fireplace dampers

   •   Approval must be received from Fire officials before reentering building


Earthquake
   •   Do NOT attempt to leave the building you are in at the time of the quake

   •   Take cover where you are, if possible under a heavy piece of furniture, inside a
       doorframe or against an inside wall

   •   Stay away from windows

   •   Use arms and hands to protect head and neck

   •   If outdoors, move away from buildings, trees and power lines

   •   Stay in place until shaking stops
  •   Once the quake is over:

              !Shut down gas, water and electric service

              !Check for hazardous materials spills

              !Exercise caution before opening any closet doors

  •   Do not restore utility services without approval from company officials

  •   Approval must be received from officials of the Fire Department and utilities companies,
      as well as the Plant Manager, before entering damaged buildings


Tornado
  •   Call all students and employees into buildings

  •   Shut down gas, water and electric service (time and safety permitting)

  •   Seek shelter in predetermined basement or lower-level rooms, away from windows

  •   If time is short:

            !Seek shelter in an interior room with few windows or in a hallway

            ! Close all doors to room or hallway

            ! Try to get as many walls between people and the outside as possible

  •   Avoid corners of rooms

  •   If possible, take cover under a heavy piece of furniture

  •   Use hands and arms to protect head and neck

  •   Avoid buildings with wide-span roofs (e.g. the gymnasiums or arts center)

  •   If outside and unable to reach shelter indoors, lie flat, ideally in a ditch or depression

  •   Do not restore gas, water or electric to tornado-damaged buildings without approval of
      utility company officials

  •   Check for hazardous materials spills in damaged buildings
   •   Approval must be received from Fire Department officials and the Plant Manager before
       entering damaged buildings

Source: http://www.nais.org/.   Author name withheld for security reasons.   Reprinted with
permission.