Preparedness - Emergency Management for Schools Training, February 22, 2007, Philadelphia, PA [video]   [open pdf - 0B]

This one hour web cast on preparedness in schools aims to assist schools and school personnel in improving their overall preparedness efforts. Key messages outlined in this web cast include: the preparedness phase includes coordinating effective plans with community partners; plans must address multiple hazards; identifying roles and responsibilities in advance is critical - incident command system; developing communication plans in advance - consider staff, parent/guardian, and media needs; training all staff and students on emergency plans and procedures; using exercises to identify gaps and weaknesses in plans and to reinforce training. Note: This web cast can be played in conjunction with the preparedness PowerPoint that was presented at the training (http://rems.ed.gov/views/documents/PreparednessPhiladelphia_Breakout.ppt).

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