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Disaster and emergency preparedness: guidance for schools

  • Title in original language:Disaster and emergency preparedness guidance for schools
  • Organization:International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Author:International Finance Corporation
  • Year of publication:2010
  • Country of publication:United States of America
  • Language:English
  • Audience:Trainers/Teachers/Facilitators, Adults - Disaster managers
  • Reading level estimate:Educational (post-secondary reading level)
  • Educational usage:Curricular/Formal, Extra-curricular/Informal
  • Setting:Disaster Management

This handbook for school administrators, school personnel, and involved parents and disaster managers addresses School Disaster Management for both K-12 and universities, in the context of comprehensive school safety. Addenda provide several checklists to guide the process.

Contents includes:

1. Assessment & Planning
A. Establish or Empower Your School Disaster Management Committee
B. Assessing Risks, Hazards, Vulnerabilities & Capacities
C. Contingency Planning for Educational Continuity
D. Communicating Your Plan

2. Physical and Environmental Protection
A. Structural Safety Maintenance
B. Non-Structural Safety
C. Local Infrastructure and Environmental Safety

3. Response Capacity Development
A. Standard Operating Procedures
B. Response Skills and Organization
C. Response Provisions

4. Practicing, Monitoring, and Improving
A. Hold Simulation Drills to Practice, Reflect Upon, and Update your Plan
B. Monitor Indicators for School Disaster Management

Appendices include forms for Comprehensive School Safety; School Disaster Readiness and Resilience Checklist; Risk Assessment Matrix; School Building Safety Checklist; Family Disaster Plan; Drill Scenarios; Drill Preparedness Checklists; Class Status Report Form; Student-Family Reunification Form; Emergency Provisions Checklists.


  • Themes:Capacity Development, Disaster Risk Management, Education & School Safety

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/13989


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