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Model Emergency Drill Plan

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Model Emergency Drill Plan

Model Emergency Drill Plan

    Emergency Drill and Exercise Plan

     Independent School District

    Revised

    This plan is approved and is effective immediately. This plan applies to every facility in the district including both schools and other facilities.

    Signed: , Superintendent

    Dated:

    Authority - This plan is developed as part of the Emergency Operations Plan. It is an implementation of district policy CKC and CKB.

    Purpose The purpose of this plan is to enhance the district’s and each school’s level of preparedness for emergencies and disasters by establishing a program of emergency drills and exercises.

    Terms

    A DRILL is an exercise in which predetermined response actions are

    implemented.

    AN EXERCISE is a scenario-based event to train and prepare for implementing

    emergency actions and the district’s or campus’s emergency operations plan.

    Situation Our district and its students and staff are potentially exposed to hazards for which emergency procedures have been established including:

    1. Fires, explosions and hazardous materials spills within the school that might

    require a building evacuation (this is called an evacuation or fire drill within the

    district).

    2. Intruders on campus or weapons on campus are situations which may, and most

    likely will, require a lockdown.

    3. Tornadoes or other high wind events which may, and most likely will, require a

    severe weather shelter.

    4. Hazardous materials spill by industry or transportation outside the school could

    release a hazardous substance requiring a shelter-in-place.

    5. A bus fire or other bus emergency may require an evacuation.

    6. Bomb threats may require a decision tree on whether to evacuate or search with

    students in place. The response to a bomb threat may include a modified

    evacuation or a modified lockdown.

    7. Other more complex emergencies may also arise. The best method to prepare

    for these emergencies is to conduct table top or functional exercises to develop

    emergency management skills.

Concept of Operation

    Objectives

    The objective of our emergency drills and exercises program is to test our emergency operations plan and procedures, train and prepare our students and staff for emergencies.

    Drills

    The emergency drills that are conducted in the Independent School

    District are:

    1. Building Evacuations are conducted once each month that the building is used

    for students. Administrative offices and other year round buildings will conduct

    an evacuation drill quarterly.

    2. Lockdown drills are conducted once each semester.

    3. Severe Weather Shelter drills are conducted in September and February each

    year.

    4. Shelter-in-place drills are conducted in August, October, January, and March.

    5. Bus evacuations are conducted once each semester.

    6. Bomb threat drills are conducted once each year for staff prior to the start of

    school.

    7. Table top exercise at least once each year the district emergency team will

    conduct a table top drill.

    Building Level Guidance

    Each school has an assigned safety officer whose duties include scheduling and conducting the required emergency drills. These duties specifically include:

    ; working with the building principal (or department director) schedule the drills,

    ; conduct drills using the same warning system that would be used in an actual

    emergency,

    ; document that drills have been conducted using the district reporting form,

    ; complete work orders for any alarm or other building repair problems which

    become evident during the drills,

    ; develop a corrective action plan for any campus plan or procedure problems that

    arise from the drill.

    Incident Command and Emergency Team Activation

    During emergency drills the campus emergency team will be activated. No drill will be considered complete without the activation of the emergency team. The team will assign roles per the incident command system and a copy of the ICS 201 form showing the command organization will be attached to the drill report.

    Standards

    1. Evacuation Drills are conducted in accordance with the local fire or life safety code.

    Each student occupied space will have the primary and secondary evacuation routes posted. The assigned assembly point will be marked or described on the posted evacuation route sheet.

    The drill will be initiated using the fire alarm open the fire alarm system panel

    and press the “drill” button. Every building that is part of a single school campus

    will be evacuated whenever any building is evacuated for a fire drill. Each teacher will take her/his class attendance sheet and the class emergency kit with her/him as they lead the students out using the posted evacuation route. Each teacher will check attendance when they arrive at the assigned assembly point. Any missing students will be reported to the assembly area leader. Assembly area leaders will report any missing students to the student accounting coordinator. The coordinator will check with other staff (such as the nurse, counselor or principals) to locate the missing student. Any students not located will be reported to the incident commander. In an actual fire any missing students will be immediately reported to the fire department by the incident commander upon their arrival.

    The emergency team will report to the pre-designated incident command post. The PA system “tone 2” and a verbal announcement will end the drill and signal that it is safe to return to the building. The campus safety officer will complete a report on each evacuation drill indicating that all the steps listed above were followed.

    2. Lockdown Drills are conducted in accordance with best practices.

    Each school will develop a lockdown plan that shows spaces where students can be secured behind locked doors when a lockdown is initiated.

    The drill will be initiated using a verbal announcement by PA “Lockdown” (do

    not shout the directive). Staff is to be trained that lockdown is called for an imminent threat by an intruder and possibly an armed person within the building. Staff are not to travel the halls or return to classrooms far from their current location when they hear the lockdown called.

    Each teacher will secure students currently in their classroom and any students within a few steps of the room. Once students are secure, the teacher will wait for a call from the office, then report any students not in class (any missing) and what additional students are sheltered with the class.

    If this is only a drill, then the office will make a verbal announcement that it is a drill. The drill will continue while the emergency team reports to the pre-designated incident command post. Once assembled the incident command will complete the student accounting process.

    Only after student accounting is completed will the “all clear” be announced allowing a return to normal operations. The campus safety officer will complete a

    report on each evacuation drill indicating that all the steps listed above were followed.

    3. Severe Weather Shelter Drills are conducted in accordance with National

    Weather Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines. Each school will develop a severe weather shelter plan that shows spaces where students can be sheltered away from windows, doors, skylights, long span roofs and non-structural walls when a tornado drill is initiated.

    The drill will be initiated using tone “3” on the PA system and by a verbal

    announcement by PA Tornado Drill” (do not shout the directive). Staff is to be

    trained that tornado drill is called for an imminent threat of wind damage to the building. Classes located in temporary buildings are to immediately move to shelter locations within the main school building.

    Each teacher will shelter students currently in their classroom and any students within a few steps of the room. Once students are sheltered, the teacher will wait for a call from the office, then report any students not in class (any missing) and what additional students are sheltered with the class.

    The drill will continue while the emergency team reports to the pre-designated incident command post. Once assembled the incident command will complete the student accounting process.

    Only after student accounting is completed will the “all clear” be announced

    allowing a return to normal operations. The campus safety officer will complete a report on each severe weather drill indicating that all the steps listed above were followed.

    4. Shelter in Place Drills are conducted in accordance with guidance provided by

    the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

    Each school will develop a shelter in place plan that defines how exterior doors and windows will be closed and locked, how any openings around doors or windows can be sealed when a shelter in place drill is initiated. The plan will state how the HVAC system, restroom fans and kitchen exhaust fans will be turned off (most schools in our district have a “panic” button shut down). The “panic button” is only used in an actual emergency as use can damage equipment.

    The drill will be initiated using a verbal announcement by PA Shelter in Place

    (do not shout the directive). Staff is to be trained that shelter in place is called for an imminent threat of hazardous materials entering the building. (shelter in place is NOT used for spills within the school building. Classes located in temporary buildings are also to close and lock doors and windows and turn off air conditioning or heating system. Students out doors are to immediately return to their classroom.

    Each teacher will shelter his or her students. Students out of class should immediately return (unless returning would require exiting a building) Once students are sheltered, the teacher will wait for a call from the office, then report any students not in class (any missing) and what additional students are sheltered with the class.

    The drill will continue while the emergency team reports to the pre-designated incident command post. Once assembled the incident command will complete the student accounting process.

    Only after student accounting is completed will the “all clear” be announced allowing a return to normal operations. The campus safety officer will complete a report on each shelter in place drill indicating that all the steps listed above were followed.

    5. Bus Evacuation Drills are conducted in accordance with guidance from the

    Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Association for Pupil Transportation.

    The Transportation Director will develop the bus evacuation plan and schedule in cooperation with the schools.

    Only after student accounting is completed will the “all clear” be announced allowing a return to normal operations.

    The Bus driver will complete a report on each evacuation drill indicating that all the steps listed above were followed. Reports will be reviewed by the Transportation Director.

    6. Bomb Threat Drills are conducted in accordance with guidance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

    Each school will develop a bomb threat plan that defines how the decision to search with students in place, or to evacuate and search will be made when a bomb threat drill is initiated.

    If the search is to be conducted with students in place, a lockdown drill will be initiated. If the school is to evacuate, the evacuation drill will be called before the search is initiated.

    If searching with students in place, then the teacher will quickly assess the classroom and report the findings to the assembly area leader. Any suspicious item should result in an immediate evacuation of the rooms and rooms adjoining, until the police can assess the suspicious item.

    The drill will continue while the emergency team reports to the pre-designated incident command post. Once assembled the incident command will complete building screening process.

    Only after the building screening is completed will the “all clear” be announced allowing a return to normal operations. The campus safety officer will complete a report on each drill indicating that all the steps listed above were followed.

Direction and Control

    Table Top Exercises

    At least once each year a table top exercise will be conducted for the emergency team. The exercise will be designed by an emergency exercise planning team appointed by the assistant superintendent.

    The Exercise Program

    The district’s exercise program is the responsibility of the director of safety. The director of safety will ensure that drills required by this plan are conducted in accordance with the schedule and standards established above. Each campus safety officer will report on drills and is responsible for the emergency drills on that campus.

    Readiness Levels

    Fire

    Whenever the county fire marshal advises that the risk of wild fire is high or that there is a credible threat of arson the school shall review the past three drill reports to ensure that all corrective activities have been completed. If there is a question about the school’s readiness a additional drill may be added.

    Lockdown

    A modified lockdown, including exterior doors may be initiated whenever local law enforcement advises the school of a particular threat such as but not limited to escaped prisoner, robbery or shots fired near the school.

    Severe Weather

    Whenever there are thunderstorms in the area, the school receptionist will test the weather radio to ensure it is working. If a tornado or severe thunderstorm watch is announced, all staff will be notified to be alert.

    Reporting and Recordkeeping

    Reports are to be completed and sent to the director of safety (for buses the director of transportation) no later than 10 days after the drill is conducted. Records of drills will be retained for five years.

Reporting form

    ____________ISD

    Drill Report Form

    School: _____________________________ Date of Drill: _____________ Type of drill:

    [ ] Evacuation Drill

    [ ] Lockdown Drill

    [ ] Severe Weather Drill

    [ ] Shelter in Place Drill

    [ ] Bus Evacuation Drill

    [ ] Bomb Threat Drill

    [ ] Table Top Drill {attach complete report}

    Number of students and staff: ___________________________________ Time required to complete: ______________________________________ [ ] I, the safety officer for my campus, certify that all steps in the drill

    standards were completed for this drill.

    Comments:

    Safety Officer: ____________________________ Report Date: __________ Bus Driver: _______________________________

    Principal: ________________________________

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