Emergency Preparedness

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School Safety/Emergency Preparedness: The Heart of School Success

 

 

                                                                                                                        
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Contact
                                Christine Laehle, MPH
                              Program Specialist
                                  714-327-1067


 

 

 

Each day in Orange County, over 500,000 students and 20,000 educators arrive at school to learn and teach.  In order for this to take place, maintaining a safe and orderly environment conducive to learning is critical.  Whether an event is a natural disaster or school violence, schools need to implement the Four Phases of Emergency Management:

  • Prevention/Mitigation – Are you currently preventing any future emergencies or minimizing effects
  • Preparedness – Are you prepared to handle an emergency
  • Response – Responding safely to an emergency
  • Recovery - How will you recover from the incident

The Orange County Department of Education provides trainings/workshops on Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Standardized Emergency Management System, Developing Emergency Operation Plans, Earthquake Preparedness, School Behavioral Threat Assessment, Resilience Strategies for Educators: Techniques for Self Care and Peer Support, Active Shooter Behavioral Indicators and Threat Management Strategies along with other violence prevention workshops.