How Does an Emergency Management Program Work for Schools?
It is also important to have emergency plans when your child is in school just as there is at home.
Be prepared to help plan emergencies. Your school or daycarecenter can tell you what the plan is for all kinds of emergency practices.
The specific needs of your child may be new to the program. Talk and offer your time to explain the emergency plans in detail. Offer your help in analyzing this learning experience in detail for your child. The school administrator or the daycare director should receive any help or suggestion that you can offer when it comes to keeping all children safe.
What is Expected of a School During Emergencies
Each school has rules and regulations about preparing for safety in different situations. Homeland Safety Systems help schools meet these requirements.
Every school is expected to have an emergency practice on a regular basis as these practices help students and staff know what to do in the event of a current emergency. If the practice is done routinely, it becomes automatic, so there will be less confusion during a current emergency.
Emergency practices at the school include:
- Evacuation practices, which will ensure that students can move to a safe place in any of the many scenarios, including fire;
- Weather practices, to ensure that students stay safe in case of natural phenomena, such as bad weather and floods;
- Shelter practices where they are to protect students from contaminants and other hazardous materials;
- Emergency closure practices, to ensure that students can safely take refuge when there is an internal threat or to take additional measures in case of need.
Just as all children are different, so are all schools and day care centres different. Each administrator or director has different combinations of desirable abilities.
Trying with Sound Sensitivity
By design, all children react to the irritating and shrill sound of the school fire alarm.
Do not give up on the need to protect your child from noise by taking him out of school before an emergency practice. When a current emergency occurs, there is no warning. Your child and other children will be in greater danger if the child has an extreme reaction.
For the first evacuation practice, prepare your child by putting headphones or earplugs. This will shield him/her from the sound and thereby keep him safe.