Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Practical School Crisis Planning

Proactively taking action can save lives, prevent injury, minimize property damage and set the tone of a culture of preparedness.

Mitigation and Prevention
The goal of mitigation is to decrease the need for response as opposed to simply increasing response capability.

Rapid, coordinated, effective response when a crisis occurs is facilitated by good planning.

Solid preparations, training and drills will allow effectiveness during the time of a crisis.

The quick return to academics and the normal operations of the school and restoration of the infrastructure is the objective after a crisis.

Read: http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/crisisplanning.html

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