Preparedness for Disasters -- Overview

Title Abstract Publication Date
Do You Know the Drill? Emphasizes the rehearsal of school emergency preparedness programs, and cites three districts that have noteworthy programs with drills that vary with each exercise and are complemented with follow... 07/31/2008
Don't Be Caught without a COOP Plan. Advises on the creation and testing of a Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), discussing creating the planning team, gathering departmental information, and prioritizing functions. Elements of... 08/31/2010
Earthquake and Schools. [Videotape] Designing schools to make them more earthquake resistant and protect children from the catastrophic collapse of the school building is discussed in this 13-minute videotape. It reveals that 44 of the... 08/25/1994
Earthquakes and Schools. Discusses earthquake basics, preparing a school for an earthquake, reducing nonstructural hazards, and seismic upgrading. A mitigation checklist is provided, as well as appendices on nonstructural... 09/30/2008
Educational Facilities and Risk Management: Natural Disasters. Discusses the sensitivity of educational buildings to earthquakes and other natural disasters, given that they are densely occupied, and that they are often used as refuge for the general population... 12/31/2003
Educational Facilities Disaster and Crisis Management Guidebook. [Florida] Provides direction for disaster preparedness planning and management in a variety of disasters affecting school districts and community colleges. The book is intended for facility managers, and is... 01/01/2007
Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory. Presents over 3,000 vendor listings covering 400 disaster recovery categories such as drying & dehumidification of paper & microfilm records, smoke odor counteracting services, and trauma... 12/31/2006
Effective Crisis Communications and Emergency Notification. Advises on the elements of effective crisis communications that are brief, clearly stated in non-technical language, target only those affected, provide the official basis for the warning, indicate... 05/31/2006
Emergency 101. Although emergency preparedness is a high priority for administrators, training staff can be challenging. A scenarios approach involves all staff members. Changing scenarios every year relieves... 03/31/2001
Emergency Evacuation Kit Revisited The emergency evacuation kit is a portable container that allows school officials to easily take critical information on the people in the school, emergency phone numbers, emergency checklists, and... 02/29/2004
Emergency Management 101: What Every School District Needs to Know. Discusses the four phases of emergency management: prevention-mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery; and how they apply to schools. Also addressed are school emergency plan development... 07/31/2009
Emergency Management Resource Guide. Provides a template with which a school or school district can build a customized emergency response plan. The document offers sections with checklists for mitigation and prevention, preparedness,... 12/31/2007
Emergency Management Standards. Discusses emergency management standards for school use and lists standards recommended by FEMA's National Incident Management System (NIMS). 12/31/2008
Emergency Management: Most School Districts Have Developed Emergency Management Plans, but Would Benefit from Additional Federal Guidance. Assesses the roles of federal and state governments and school districts in establishing requirements and providing resources for emergency management planning, what school districts have done to... 05/31/2007
Emergency Management: Status of School Districts' Planning and Preparedness. Reports on the current state of emergency preparedness in U.S. school districts, illustrating percentages of districts that have plans for intruders, bomb threats, natural disasters, terrorism,... 05/16/2007
Emergency Plan Inclusion Recommends that when school emergency plans are created or revamped, the needs of special education students are considered. Discusses the four phases of school emergency management planning, and... 11/30/2011
Emergency Planning. [U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools] The U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools' website on emergency planning provides school leaders with information to plan for an emergency, including natural...
Emergency Power: The ABCs of UPS. Describes three types of passive standby uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and advises on selection, proper sizing, and maintenance of UPS units. 03/31/2008
Emergency Preparedness in Schools. Offers annotated links to publications and programs to help schools prepare for natural and man-made disasters.
Emergency Preparedness Planning Guide for Utah Schools. Assists Utah schools in compliance with state regulations mandating emergency preparedness plans for schools. The guide outlines responsibilities for school officials and staff; criteria, components... 12/31/2006
Emergency Preparedness. Presents comments from three facilities managers addressing the essential elements of an emergency preparedness plan, the role of facilities staff in compiling the plan, rehearsal of the plan,... 06/30/2010
Emergency Preparedness: It's the Planning, Not the Plan. Outlines how to develop a plan for maintenance and engineering managers to respond to a variety of emergencies, whether natural or related to fires, chemical spills, and power outages. The plan... 12/31/2010
Emergency Preparedness: Path to Safety An emergency plan is more than just paperwork. A carefully prepared and regularly practiced plan might be the difference between life and death. This discusses evacuation or defend-in-place, facility... 03/31/2005
Emergency Procedures for Schools: A Guide and Disaster Plan Framework for Rural and Small School Districts. This is designed to provide a school or district with background and a framework for a disaster plan, including a checklist of contingencies. Covers legal implications, emergency food and water... 12/31/1994
Emergency Response Information for School Facilities. Discusses the information required for managing school buildings, grounds, occupants, and rescue and recovery personnel during and after a crisis: neighborhood maps; aerial and ground photos; campus... 03/31/2008

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