Preparedness for Natural Disasters

Title Abstract Publication Date
Building Blocks: Humanitarian Design and Schools. Profiles simple schools constructed in developing, disaster-stricken, or otherwise challenged areas. These include a prototype two-room school facility built in many Haitian locations where the 2010... 12/31/2010
Building Community Resilience through Education: School Safety as a Route to a Culture of Prevention. Details within the context of building a culture, a culture of community resilience through education and a culture of disaster prevention through school safety. Schools as “the cradle of each... 09/30/2007
Buildings, Not Drills, Hold Key to Disaster-Proof Schools. In the Mid-South, the Wasatch Front, and the Pacific Northwest, hundreds of thousands of children attend classes in buildings not designed to protect them on the day that local faults decide to slip... 07/17/2011
California Community Colleges Get Prepared. Profiles California's efforts to improve crisis preparedness at its community colleges. The statewide effort addressed preparedness at 109 community colleges by providing centralized assistance... 06/30/2008
California Schools Pass Up Earthquake Safety Study. Few school districts have requested results of a 2002 California survey that found 7,537 buildings that might perform poorly and imperil students in the event of a big earthquake, and even fewer have... 02/29/2004
California Wildfires Highlight Importance of Preparedness. Reviews recent wildfires assaults on a southern California hospital and a college. The college responded by sheltering in the gymnasium, so while 50 percent of the campus burned, there were no... 12/31/2008
Campus Emergency Management: It Takes a Village. Elaborates on themes of the varying nature of potential campus emergencies according to location, and the necessity of coordination of campus and community emergency response. The example of Virginia... 10/31/2008
Campus Public Safety Preparedness for Catastrophic Events: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes and Explosives. Presents the demographic information, chronology of priorities, emergency plans, command and coordination, equipment and logistics, communications, staff and critical incident stress management,... 12/31/2005
Can You Hear Me Now? Advises on creating campus emergency notification systems with thorough coverage. Evaluation of systems already in place and what is needed, along with features that can be added to existing systems... 04/30/2008
CASBO Members Called to Action During Fires. Describes how school business officials in San Diego County responded to recent wildfires with a new mass notification system, software that matched affected areas to employee addresses, and use of... 05/31/2008
CDC Guidance on Helping Child Care and Early Childhood Programs Respond to Influenza during the 2009-2010 Influenza Season. Provides guidance to help decrease the spread of influenza among children in early childhood programs and among early childhood providers during the 2009-2010 flu season. The guidance provides a menu... 09/03/2009
Child Care and Preschool Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist. Provides a checklist to assist early childhood education facilities with planning for, containing, and continuing programs through a flu pandemic. 03/19/2006
Colleges and Universities Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist. Provides a checklist to assist higher education institutions with planning for, containing, and continuing programs through a flu pandemic. 03/19/2006
Communicating Safety. Advises what should and should not be said to the public in the event of a school tragedy, withmany typical messages being discouraged as being over-used or indicating a lack of recognition of the... 02/28/2009
Communications Systems. Discusses school emergency communications plans and systems, illustrating these with a case from the Clark County (Nevada) School District, in which schools were locked down during a police shootout... 03/31/2007
Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation. Provides interim planning guidance for state, territorial, tribal and local communities that focuses on several measures other than vaccination and drug treatment that might be useful during an... 01/31/2007
Concrete Portables More Durable, Cost Effective. Full Mitigation Best Practice Story. Discussion of the use of more durable portables in Palm Beach County, Florida. Concrete units are being explored as a safer, cost-effective, and more durable option to easily damaged traditional... 12/31/2006
Coping with Crisis: Members Respond to Hurricane Aftermath. Presents personal narratives from facility managers at New Orleans area universities citing their experiences before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina. Experiences in with safeguarding the... 10/31/2005
Creating a Plan: 10 Ways to Tame the Beast. Outlines ten steps in creating a campus emergency plan: 1) Designate a program coordinator. 2) Develop a known hazards and assets list. 3) Create a comprehensive all hazards list. 4) Determine campus... 12/31/2007
Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools. Uses data from the 2005-06 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) to examine a range of issues dealing with school crime and safety, such as the frequency of school crime and violence,... 08/31/2007
Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools: First Look. Uses data from the 2009-10 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) to examine a range of issues dealing with school crime and safety, such as the frequency of school crime and violence,... 04/30/2011
Crisis Communications. Presents an interview with a school security professional that discusses reactions to the recent swine flu outbreak, improvements in school security since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School,... 04/30/2009
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