ERIC Number: ED438701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug-26
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Time: Earthquake Response Planning and Schools. [Videotape].
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.
A videotape that describes what earthquakes are, and examines the disaster planning schools can develop during the first few minutes following an earthquake to assure students and staff survive. The kinds of destruction likely to happen during a damaging earthquake are highlighted. The videotape stresses the need for children and staff to know what to do during and after an earthquake; explains evacuation procedures to use; and discusses potential hazards to avoid, inside and outside the school building. It stresses that a school's disaster preparedness plan must assume that there will be no outside help right after an earthquake, and explains the important areas to address. The videotape discusses the decision making needs during the first hour right after an earthquake, including staff training for hazards such as fires and searching procedures; and explains that plans should be tested and retested as the school's conditions change. (GR)
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Earthquakes, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Hazardous Materials, Planning, Public Schools, Staff Orientation, Staff Role
FEMA, P.O. Box 2012, Jessup, MD 20794-2012 (14-minute videotape, item no. 0-0052, up to 5 copies free). Tel: 800-480-2520 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-362-5335.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.