Prepare your school, staff and students for disasters and emergencies

Emergency Operations Plan Tips

Families and communities expect that schools will keep children safe from hazards and threats.

Developing a well-thoughtout emergency plan is important to ensure an effective response and to limit harm.

This infographic outlines some important steps to be better prepared to handle emergencies at your school.

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Learn More About School Safety by Viewing our Webinars

Audience Favorite! Don’t miss this informative, emotional and compelling presentation about the importance of being “Rescue Ready” if a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event occurs in your school.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the #1 killer of student athletes and the leading cause of death on school campuses. During this webinar, we will discuss important programs and protocols that can help to prevent your students from becoming another devastating statistic.

In this webinar, you will learn about how Rapid Oxygen's R15 emergency oxygen device augments emergency response to put the "P" back in CPR!

In this webinar, we will begin with a review of the impact of childhood adversity – including the collective trauma associated with the COVID-19 pandemic – on learning and development.

Join School Health and Cardiac Science for this informative, emotional, and enlightening presentation about the importance of being "Rescue Ready" if a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event occurs in your school.

In trauma-related emergencies, the top cause of preventable death is bleeding. Twenty percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with proper bleeding control. This webinar is designed to help you “Stop the Bleed” by learning how to recognize life-threatening blood loss, how to stop it and how to get victims the emergency medical help they need quickly.

The Role of the School Nurse

School nurses play a vital part in developing and implementing emergency response procedures.

They provide leadership in all phases of emergency preparedness and response including:

  • Prevention/Mitigation
  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery

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Budget Concerns

Having a budget to cover the costs for emergency training, first-aid supplies and emergency toolkits is a challenge many schools face. Some approaches you can take to increase your funding include:

  • Your Budget: Determine what supplies you need. Build the cost into the health or technology budget. Approach manufacturers about special programs they may offer. Reach out to your school board, county council and fire department. Remember to budget for replacement parts.
  • Grants: Research available government, hospitals, charity and community grants, etc. Show the giver how this fits into their mission – what is the value to them?
  • School Bond Money and School Foundations: Discuss options with your principal or board.
  • PTA/Fundraisers: Let the PTA know what you need so they can include in their fundraising agenda.
  • Municipal Funding Sources: Reach out to local government offices for options.
  • Nonprofit Organizations: Connect with various nonprofits to learn of available opportunities.
  • Community Donors: Involve those that have a connection to an emergency situation.

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