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Section4-EmergencyResponseProtocol

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Although each situation is different, the following is intended as a general listing of actions to
consider when faced with an emergency or critical incident.

Take a deep breath; don't panic; verify information
Activate school’s Emergency Management Team, Incident Command

System (ICS); activate and assign duties as needed:
Public Safety Liaison (overall safety conditions of campus)
Student Accounting Coordinator (student accounting and release)
Facility Access Coordinator (monitors site utilities)
Triage Coordinator (first aid, CPR, and medical)
Media Liaison (coordinates media access)
Determine whether to call 9-911, whether to implement Universal
Emergency Response Procedures, Emergency Management Protocols
Notify and request assistance from the Critical Incident Response Team to:
Assist with planning for a response and implementing protocols
Provide recovery support to students
Set up a Command Post for communication and emergency management
Bring ―emergency toolbox‖ to Command Post (inside or outside)
Hold emergency all-staff meeting (before and/or after school day) to:
Advise staff of the known facts and provide written statement
Support their concerns and emotions
Provide classroom assistance if needed
Outline schedule for the day; modify day's schedule if needed
Identify resources available to teachers and students
Establish contact with parents/family members of affected students to
offer support, to determine assistance needed, and (in the event of a
death) for information regarding visitation/funeral arrangements
Inform closest friends of the affected student and provide support
Prepare formal statement or announcement to students, parents, and
media; provide statement to secretaries, staff, etc.
Notify Board of Education members as appropriate
Expand span of Incident Command System as needed, deactivate ICS
when activities are completed

Review and implement ―Recovery‖ activities
Document actions taken; secure records as legal documents.

Critical Response and School Emergency Safety Management Guide - BCPS

Section 4, Emergency Response Protocols 26
Revised and Updated 09/2011

AIRCRAFT
EMERGENCY

CALL (Depending on assistance needed)

Emergency Responders

9-911

Office of Safety and Security

6488

Assistant Superintendent
Elementary, Zone 1

3172

Elementary, Zone 2

8768

Elementary, Zone 3

4316

Middle Schools

8760

High Schools

8767

Safe Schools Facilitator

6426

SITUATION DESCRIPTION

The probability of an aircraft falling on or near a school building is extremely remote. But in
case of an emergency involving an aircraft, follow procedures below:

PROCEDURE

Immediate Response

Aircraft Crash into Building

Call 9-911
Notify principal (incident commander)
Call Office of Safety and Security
Activate school emergency team
Move students away from the immediate vicinity of the crash
Implement the building evacuation procedures
Students and staff should be assembled in areas as far from the crash scene as possible
and should be up-hill and up-wind of the crash
Await instructions from CIRT or emergency responders

Aircraft Crash Near Building (no damage to building)

Call 9-911
Notify principal (incident commander)
Call Office of Safety and Security
Activate school emergency team
Move students away from the immediate vicinity of the crash

Critical Response and School Emergency Safety Management Guide - BCPS

Section 4, Emergency Response Protocols 27
Revised and Updated 09/2011

No evacuation should occur unless subsequent explosions or fire endanger the building

Follow-up Response

Notify the appropriate assistant superintendent
Notify the Department of Physical Facilities (Maintenance Customer Service Desk)
during regular school hours, or after hours contact the Office of Safety and Security

Critical Response and School Emergency Safety Management Guide - BCPS

Section 4, Emergency Response Protocols - 28
Revised and Updated 09/2011

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