Upcoming District Emergency DrillsThe 2018 Spring Semester Alternate Emergency Exercise is to be be held any day of the week of February 26, 2018 by each school. The spring exercise is Shelter-in-Place. Schools may choose a date and time within that week that works best for the site. The Reference Guide is available on the LAUSD Emergency Documents page of the Emergency Services website. All schools are to hold the spring drill, including those that implemented a shelter in place response to the December wildfires.The 2018 Spring Semester Radio Test conducted in conjunction with districtwide emergency drills will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 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.A one-page information sheet (English/Spanish) explaining what parents can expect at school during an emergency.Letter TemplatesLAUSD Crisis Letter Templates for schools to use to inform parents of an emergency or crisis that impacted the school.Emergency Triage Drill Kit
Use the Emergency Triage Drill 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.
Other LAUSD Emergency Resources:Emergency-related time reporting: Time Reporting Instructions for Disasters; and Disaster Overtime Program CodesInformational Documents:
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