Upcoming District Emergency DrillsThe 2017 Fall Semester Shakeout Earthquake Emergency Exercise will be held October 19, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. Schools may choose a different date and time within that week to hold the drill. The Reference Guide is available on the LAUSD Emergency Documents page of the Emergency Services website. Using the earthquake sound effects file from shakeout.org is a good way to add a bit of realism to your earthquake drills.The 2017 Fall Semester Radio Test conducted in conjunction with districtwide emergency drills will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 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.Emergency Drills and Procedures
Schools should have 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," and use the Emergency Drill Data Worksheet to record their drill activity. The worksheet can then be used to enter data on the LAUSD Post-Emergency Drill Survey website.Emergency Communications SurveyInterested in disaster communications? Wondering how you might make your school more disaster-resilient? Looking for a technology project for students and staff? Are you a HAM radio operator? Take the LAUSD Amateur Radio Survey today!LAUSD Vulnerability AssessmentAssesses and evaluates hazards on and off-campus, designed to be completed by the School Safety Committee.
Federal Guidance for School Emergency PlansSeveral Federal agencies (Department of Education, FEMA, Department of Justice, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services) worked together to produce the new Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans for K-12 schools.Letter TemplatesLAUSD Crisis Letter Templates for schools to use to inform parents of an emergency or crisis that impacted the school.Victim Tags for Disaster Drills
You can use a set of victim tags to make your disaster drills a bit more challenging. These 40 numbered tags have different injuries printed on them, 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. Use the links below to download a set of materials.
Other LAUSD Emergency Resources:Emergency-related time reporting: Time Reporting Instructions for Disasters; and Disaster Overtime Program CodesInformational Documents:
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