Every day in schools across America, students come to classes where teachers have diligently prepared a lesson plan. These lesson plans are key to the learning that will take place in each class that day. However, the success of the plan depends in part on the students’ preparation and the supplies that they bring or are provided.
Students must be prepared to learn and have the necessary prerequisite knowledge. In addition, these students must have the necessary relevant supplies that can support the plan of learning for the day: text books, notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, art supplies, computers, calculators, lab equipment, etc.
Every school in America has diligently prepared emergency plans. These plans are key to a successful response to various emergency and disaster scenarios that are possible in each area of the country. However, an emergency plan on its own with not be successful without (1) prepared students and staff and (2) the right emergency supplies for each staff member and all students.
Emergency and disaster drills help to ensure that students and staff are ready to respond appropriately to any disaster. Many schools routinely practice the three necessary types of emergency drills: evacuation (for fire, bomb threats, etc.), lockdown (for violence and other scenarios where safety requires staying in place), shelter & protection (for earthquakes, tornadoes, and other destructive events).
These drills are the basis for ensuring that staff, teachers, and students are ready to put emergency plans into action in the event of a real emergency or disaster.
In a major emergency or disaster, community emergency response resources may be stretched, and schools may need to rely not only on their own planning and previous drills, but also on their own emergency supplies. The U.S. government recommends that every institution have disaster plans and sufficient survival supplies for up to 72 hours after a major emergency.
Many schools have emergency plans, and drill them, but lack adequate supplies to carry out those plans if the emergency lasts for more than a few hours or if help from the outside community is not readily available.
Every school must be sure to have adequate emergency kits and supplies to support their students and staff. LifeSecure is a leading supplier of emergency kits and supplies to schools. We have helped thousands of schools across America to prepare for any emergency or disaster.
We can help to prepare your school as well. Contact us at 877-877-5522 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation to determine your school's emergency preparedness supplies needs.
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