Preparedness for Natural Disasters

Title Abstract Publication Date
Earthquake! Examines the types of damage experienced by California State University at Northridge during the sizable earthquake that struck there in January 1994. Reviews the lessons learned from handling this... 10/31/2000
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
Elevator Installation for Buildings Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas. Provides information on proper installation of elevators in flood hazard areas to reduce flood damage. Elevator types and their associated equipment are described, and practical methods of protecting... 12/31/1992
Emergency and Safety Communications. Describes a multimodal approach to school security notification, involving mobile and desktop phones, e-mail, and faxes. Internet-based solutions are favored, and varieties of equipment and service... 10/31/2007
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 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: Looking for Trouble. Advises on preparedness for natural disasters, emphasizing development of plans to minimize impact on facilities, restoring services, and recovery. 09/30/2008
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
Energy Supplement. Supplement to School Planning and Management. Presents the following articles on energy efficiency and American public schools: High Performance Schools Reduce Costs and Improve Student and Staff Environment (Larry Schoff); ASHRAE's... 02/28/2001
Expecting the Unexpected. Discusses the importance of communication, insurance, return to class, and raising of community morale after natural disasters, citing examples from storms that struck Nebraska and Florida. 05/31/2005
Facilities Management of Existing School Buildings: Two Models. This document presents two models that offer ways a school district administration, regardless of size, may introduce activities into its ongoing management process that will lead to improvements in... 12/31/1993
Facility Survival Guide. [Emergency Planning Strategies.] Advises facility managers on emergency response, with eight recommendations: 1) Develop an emergency action plan, not a guidebook. 2) Don't plan to rely solely on first responders. 3) Use... 02/28/2009
Federal Emergency Management Agency: Saferooms Specific guidance is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on this website for the construction of both residential and community shelters, for the benefit of individuals and...
Finding the Right Emergency Notification System. Advises on sorting through the more than sixty vendors and their various emergency notification products. Points to consider are: 1) an apples-to-apples comparison through a careful RFP, 2) the... 06/30/2008

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