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ERIC Number: EJ798753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Be Prepared
Nolan, Harry
American School & University, v79 n10 p40 May 2007
Preventing disasters is a top priority for safety professionals at schools and universities, but it is equally important to have a well-developed evacuation plan that can be put into action at a moment's notice. The planning must take into account all conceivable disasters, including acts of terrorism, gas leaks, chemical spills, collapses, explosions, bomb threats, tornadoes, and even acts of violence. A college or university is like a small city--or a collection of small cities--with libraries, theaters, classrooms, offices, residences, swimming pools, water systems, restaurants, laboratories, and daycare centers. Even some elementary and secondary schools may have a diverse array of facilities. The buildings on these campuses typically have different ages and are in different conditions; planners need to take these characteristics into account as they devise evacuation plans. This article offers some tips in formulating an evacuation plan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A