• Emergency Drills and Exercises

    EMERGENCY DRILL REQUIREMENTS APPLY ONCE STUDENTS RETURN TO CAMPUS FOR IN-PERSON INSTUCTION, INCLUDING HYBRID LEARNING MODELS. The radio test will still be conducted in October and January. Please check this page periodically for additional updates that may apply to emergency drills for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Upcoming Districtwide Emergency Drills

    •  The 2020 Fall Semester Districtwide EARTHQUAKE ShakeOut Drill took place on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 10:15 a.m. On-campus staff at LA Unified sites should Drop-Cover-Hold On and review other emergency actions during that week. Students and staff participating in remote learning are encouraged to participate and Drop-Cover-Hold on - this is an excellent chance to practice proper procedures from a different location and ShakeOut posters make great Zoom backgrounds (save as jpg)!
    • The NEW Reference Guide 5803.5 Emergency Procedures, Drills, and District-Wide Emergency Exercises is now  available on the LAUSD Emergency Documents page of the Emergency Services website.
    • The 2020 Fall Semester Radio Test conducted in conjunction with districtwide emergency drills will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The updated Emergency Radio Communication Tree is available. A communications test of all District employee and parent/guardian phone numbers will also be conducted that day via Blackboard Connect. Please calendar these drills.

    Complete an Emergency Drill Evaluation at emergencydrills.lausd.net after each emergency drill and radio test. For best results, complete the emergency drill evaluation online using a cell phone. Responses may also be documented on the Emergency Drill Evaluation Worksheet and then entered onto the online drill evaluation system after the drill using a desktop computer, tablet, or cell phone.

    Schools should maintain a record of all their emergency drills. Both the Fire Department and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety audit and issue citations to schools for failure to comply with the mandated drill schedule. Schools can follow the reference guide, "Emergency Drills and Procedures." The Emergency Drill Frequency Chart includes the types of required drill and how often they must be conducted at each grade level to meet requirements.
    Emergency Drill Frequency Chart - Applies when students are receiveing
    in-person instruction, including hybrid learning models.
    Letter templates informing parents of a Districtwide emergency drill:
    Triage Kit for School Drills
    Use the  Emergency Drill Triage Kit to make your disaster drills a bit more challenging. The kit includes 40 numbered tags have different injuries printed on them and otyher materials, so that your Search and Rescue and Triage teams can practice their skills. Hand out the tags to selected students before the drill, and then during the drill check to see if the "victims" are found, identified, and taken to the appropriate location. By exercising the system, teachers will learn and practice the skills that will help them in a real disaster. The victim tags fit into a standard-size plastic name badge.