ERIC Number: ED396418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Schools As Post-Disaster Shelters: Planning and Management Guidelines for Districts and Sites.
California State Office of Emergency Services, Sacramento.
This guidebook outlines a method for preparing school facilities and personnel in the event that schools are needed for disaster shelters. It serves as a blueprint for planning and preparedness. Chapter 1 provides descriptions of actual incidents in which California schools served as emergency shelters. Chapter 2 describes schools' legal responsibilities to their students and communities before, during, and after a disaster. Guidelines for coordinating interagency sheltering plans and making predisaster agreements are offered in the third chapter. The fourth chapter describes procedures for inspecting buildings and making assessments as to their safety. Standardized Emergency Management System (SEM) regulations for sheltering are provided in chapter 5. Chapter 6 discusses considerations in arranging for the resumption of school. Chapters 7 through 9 discuss plans for conducting shelter training and drills, financial considerations, and application of the law to private schools and special programs. Three tables are included. Appendices contain information resources, sample forms, and checklists. (LMI)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Planning, Earthquakes, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Emergency Shelters, Facility Guidelines, Natural Disasters, School Responsibility, School Role, School Safety, Strategic Planning
Association of Bay Area Governments, Publications, P.O. Box 2050 Oakland, CA 94604-2050 (Catalog No. P96001BAR; $8).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Office of Emergency Services, Sacramento.