Rebooting Emergency Management and Preparedness This School Year
Schools need their preparation efforts to encompass a wider range of hazards.
Being able to deliver a safe learning environment to your students and staff is absolutely critical—and more challenging than ever. In light of the pandemic, the measures needed to create safe campuses are more vital, but less practiced, than ever before. And schools need their preparation efforts to encompass a wider range of hazards.
Yes, we still need to address the active shooter threat, including student-parent reunification, evacuation, and recovery plans. But your campus emergency operations plans (EOPs) must also cover environmental hazards, severe weather, earthquakes and other natural disasters, mental health, manmade hazards, medical emergencies, cybersecurity threats, and much more.
Now is the time to revisit and reset your school safety planning efforts to ensure that all students are physically safe, and mentally and emotionally well, so they can reach their fullest academic potential.
3 Key Takeaways from the Webinar:
- How to overcome new COVID-related challenges, such as: helping new staff and students understand response protocols, navigating increased student and staff anxiety, and restoring proper safety management skills
- Best practices for tracking and maintaining compliance in a difficult landscape
- What to consider when revisiting your emergency operations plans (EOPs) and ensuring all safety plans are up to date
Joseph A. Hendry, Jr., PSP, CLEE
Senior Director, Onsite Services
School Safety & Student Support
This Campus Safety Webcast is sponsored by