Preparedness for Disasters -- Overview

Title Abstract Publication Date
On Alert. Recommends security steps to be undertaken at each of the federal government's threat levels of green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. 01/31/2004
Pandemic Planning for Schools: Keep It Simple. Describes the structure of the DeKalb County, Georgia, School System's pandemic response protocol, using it as an example of how to cope with pandemics in stages, as they unfold. Plans for... 05/31/2007
Pandemic Preparation: Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst. Discusses the history of influenza pandemics and who is most at risk, as well as likelihood, potential sources, and timelines of pandemics. Advice on pandemic response includes details on creating... 10/31/2007
Paradise Built. Describes the special advantages and unique problems of building a school in Hawaii as revealed in the design of Kauai's Kapaa Middle School. Using the environment to help reduce construction... 10/31/1999
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General School Safety Project. This CD instructs school districts on how to create an interactive and secure website with critical information about each school in the district that only can be accessed by first responders in the... 12/31/2006
Picking up the Pieces: Responding to School Crisis. This book takes fifteen different events that may effect a school community and outlines specific plans and considerations for each one. It provides general information about the specific type of... 12/31/1998
Planning for a Mass Casualty Incident in Arkansas Schools. School preparedness includes the possibility of a natural disaster, but recent events also confirm a need for preparedness and prevention efforts for intentional mass casualty incidents (MCIs). This... 09/30/2005
Post-Earthquake Damage Evaluation and Reporting Procedures: A Guidebook for California Schools. [California] The California Office of the State Architect, Structural Safety Division (OSA/SSS) is responsible for evaluating public school structures after an earthquake. However, final authority on whether a... 12/31/1992
Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities. School districts may be touched either directly or indirectly by a crisis of some kind at any time, including natural disasters, school shootings, or acts of terrorism. This guide is intended to give... 12/31/2006
Pre-Incident Site Planning: Site Hazards. Site hazard information must be easily accessible in the event of a school emergency. Storing information and resources, ranging from a master key to evacuation routes, in a locked box near the site... 04/18/2004
Prepare Your School for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Threats. Recent accidents highlight that chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agent exposure risk isn't just about terrorism. In this article, the author, a parent and public health physician,... 03/31/2005
Prepared for the Worst. Discusses mass notification systems for school emergencies, citing their advantages over traditional phone trees and even local television and radio stations. Examples of how mass notification... 09/30/2008
Preparedness in America's Schools: A Comprehensive Look at Terrorism Preparedness in America's Twenty Largest School Districts. Reports on the crisis preparedness of America's twenty largest school systems. The systems were evaluated by steps outlined in the U. S. Department of Education's publication Practical... 08/31/2004
Preparing Against Threats. School Security Supplement. Discusses the September 11 terrorist attacks' implications for school safety. Explores various schools' security procedures and any changes that have been made in the aftermath. Includes a... 01/31/2002
Preparing for a Pandemic. Advises on planning for pandemics in schools, covering staff and student health, continuity of business and education, and community response. Considerations for a response plan should include... 03/31/2007
Preparing for Crisis in the Schools: A Manual for Building School Crisis Response Teams. Second Edition. This step-by-step guide is intended to aid counselors, school psychologists, teachers, and administrators in developing an action plan for responding to school crises. Psychologists experienced in... 12/31/2000
Preparing for the Big One--Saving Lives through Earthquake Mitigation in Los Angeles, CA: Section 3, Schools. Reviews the overall positive performance of school buildings during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, with no collapsed buildings. The report notes that the quake did not occur during school hours, so... 02/28/2005
Preparing for the Unthinkable. (Is Your District's Safety Plan Up To Date?) Briefly reviews major points of school emergency mitigation and prevention, preparation, response, and recovery, as part of a comprehensive emergency plan. 11/30/2007
Preparing for the Worst is Your Best Defense. Suggests an effective crisis management plan that addresses prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Every plan should include a crisis team; policies and procedures for various types of... 10/31/2004
Preparing Schools for Terrorism. Describes various efforts schools have made toward homeland security to combat the threat of terrorism directed at schools, despite a lack of legislation or funding. 01/31/2003
Preparing the Plan. Reviews the results of a 2007 U.S. General Accounting Office report ( assessing the effectiveness of school districts in establishing requirements and... 06/30/2007
Primer to Design Safe School Projects in Case of Terrorist Attacks and School Shootings, 2nd Edition This manual is a revised and expanded version of FEMA 428. It provides the design community and school administrators with the basic principles and techniques to design a school that is safe from... 03/31/2012
Primer to Design Safe School Projects in Case of Terrorist Attacks. This primer provides guidance to protect students, faculty, staff, and their school buildings from terrorist attacks. It also provides guidance to the building science community of architects and... 11/30/2003
Proactive Guide for the Threat of Terrorism in Schools. Although American schools have not been targeted for terrorist activity, circumstances do warrant that schools adopt a heightened state of awareness. This guide addresses the potential for terrorist... 12/31/2002
Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning. Outlines school security issues and provides nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises. Chapters include: The Evolving Threats to School Security; Comprehensive... 03/31/2011