Emergency Procedures at the Whittier Elementary School
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The paper describes how the Whittier Elementary School Emergency Building Evacuation Procedures contains policies, guidelines and procedures on actions to be taken regarding common emergency situations facing an academic institution, and points out the need for these emergency procedures to be more comprehensive and responsive to all types of emergencies, including crises and disasters. The paper discusses the four levels of emergency and relates that of the four levels, the emergency procedures of the school should be confined up to the third level since the final level is the responsibility of local and national government. The paper then looks at how to publicize these plans and asserts that the more critical emergency procedures should be rehearsed while the rest can be done via oral exercises.
From the Paper:"Plans are critical documents and artifacts that provide the individual and organizations the blueprint, guide or policy for action and implementation. In any endeavor or undertaking, the development of a plan has always been de rigueur initiative; otherwise, there will be no basis or proper baseline in any undertaking. For instance, building an infrastructure requires plans especially blueprints that details how the construction will be done. In emergency, crisis and disaster situations, plans are even more relevant because the responses to be undertaken and the post-event scenarios are the thrusts of the planning document. Without a plan, individuals and groups that may be involved in emergency, crisis and disaster situations will have no idea on how to go about their tasks.
"The Whittier Elementary School Emergency Building Evacuation Procedures contains policies, guidelines and procedures on actions to be taken regarding "common emergency situations" facing an academic institution. Common in the sense that the contents of the emergency plan are limited to fire, possession of weapons, acts of violence, suicide, class trip accidents and injuries, intrusion of unknown persons, searches and seizures and demonstrations."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Alexander, D.E. (2002). Principles of emergency planning and management. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Whittier Elementary School. (2009). Emergency building evacuation procedures. Philadelphia: The School District of Philadelphia.
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