Preparedness for Disasters -- Overview

Title Abstract Publication Date
Critical Communications. Discusses classroom-to-administration communication systems that will be effective in a variety of emergencies. Intercom systems are preferred over telephones, as they are louder and more quickly... 05/31/2010
Critical Operations Power Systems: The Generator in Your Backyard. Outlines new requirements for critial operations power systems that will appear in the 2008 National Electrical Code, and will impact educational facilities managers. Recommendations for compliance... 12/31/2006
Critical Time: Earthquake Response Planning and Schools. [Videotape] Describes what earthquakes are and examines the disaster planning schools can develop during the first few minutes following an earthquake to assure students and staff survive. The kinds of... 08/25/1994
Defensive Filtration. A building's air filtration system can serve as a significant defense component during an airborne chemical and/or biological attack from an external release. To assist building owners and... 11/30/2002
Defining Risk. Discusses the steps of a campus risk assessment, beginning with determination of assets to be protected and the types of threats that the school may encounter. From that information, the... 11/30/2004
Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters. This manual presents guidance to engineers, architects, building officials, and prospective shelter owners concerning the design and construction of community shelters that will provide protection... 06/30/2000
Design Guide for Improving School Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds. Provides design guidance for the protection of school buildings and their occupants against natural hazards, concentrating on K-12 facilities. The focus is on the design of new schools, but the... 12/31/2003
Designing For Homeland Security This paper addresses how to reduce the threats and vulnerabilities in the built environment by changing how to design and use space. Design professionals can use three basic strategies for security... 12/31/2003
Designing Safe Schools. Incorporating the principles and practices of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) in the design and remodeling of schools can contribute to the safety of the school while reducing... 12/31/2001
Developing a Critical Mass Communication Plan. Offers 11 suggestions for developing a mass communication plan, including integrating multiple forms of communication, researching and selecting the best systems, communication with first responders... 05/31/2009
Disaster Awareness for Schools. A Resource Guide for Caribbean Teachers. This is concerned with the policies, practices, and appropriate measures that can be taken to anticipate and reduce the hazard on a community. Included are a select list of books, articles, pamphlets... 12/31/1999
Disaster Drills Emphasize Plans To 'Shelter' Pupils at School. Districts around the country—especially those in high-profile metropolitan areas such as Washington—are conducting more safety drills. One drill that is becoming more prevalent is the creation of a... 04/29/2003
Disaster Management and Educational Facilities. Summarizes discussions from a seminar focusing on earthquakes and educational facilities, including findings related to educational buildings; partnerships; training; standards, regulations, and... 05/31/2002
Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance Website Disaster plans for cultural institutions, including libraries, museums, historical societies and archives help to mitigate damage to collections in the event of a disaster. This site allows the user... 12/31/2009
Disaster Planning and Recovery: A Guide for Facility Professionals. Second Edition. This reference covers how to plan for, cope with and recover from disasters. It helps facilities planners determine, measure and reduce risks. Topics include contingency planning, loss prevention,... 12/31/2001
Disaster Planning, Management, and Recovery Guide. Assists school districts in the preparation of their emergency preparedness guide. This online publication takes the user through the responsibilities of essential staff, as well as providing... 12/31/2006
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association, International DERA assists communities worldwide in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and serves as a link for professionals, volunteers, and organizations active in all phases of emergency...
Disaster Preparedness Planning Manual for Day Care Centers. Guides day care staff in assessing hazards and preparing a disaster response plan. It can also be used by parents concerned about their child's safety in a day care center or after school... 12/31/1993
Disaster Prevention for Schools: Guidance for Education Sector Decision-Makers; Consultation Version. Provides guidance to school administrators, teachers, education authorities, and school safety committees. The guide introduces disaster impacts on and prevention for schools; creating and... 10/31/2008
Disaster Recovery: Courting Disaster. An inadequate or nonexistent disaster recovery plan can have dire results. Fire, power outage, and severe weather all can bring down the best of networks in an instant. This article draws on the... 08/31/2007
Disaster Response: Principles of Preparation and Coordination. The book is an interdisciplinary examination of the general problems of disaster response, with an emphasis on emergency medical care. Identifies the problems as being primarily systemic and... 12/31/1988
Disaster Risk Reduction Education Material Development, Organization, and Evaluation. Describes a vision for developing, organizing, and evaluating disaster-risk reduction education material. The author defines the purpose of disaster risk reduction education as being that everyone “... 09/30/2007
Disaster's Aftermath: Rebuilding Schools Is One Thing--Rebuilding Children's Lives Is Quite Another. Children who experience disasters such as Hurricane Andrew in southern Florida, are prone to severe and debilitating stress. Districts can prepare by designating a disaster management commander, a... 03/31/2001
Disaster-No Exageration! Addresses the inadequacy of many school systems' boiler plate disaster plans, and suggests contemporary and more thorough schemes for addressing the disruption of education due to disasters. The... 10/31/2010
Districts Rethink Availability of Data on School Security. Reports on reactions to the detention of a man in Iraq who possessed computer disks containing information about crisis planning, emergency procedures, and possibly even floor plans of schools. The... 10/19/2004

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