TRAGEDIES CAN STRIKE IN A MOMENT!! ARE YOU READY?
Tragedy can strike at a moments notice and decisions must be made quickly that can have life altering impact.
New Orleans Schools: Katrina, Elliot Rodgers California Rampage, Conway School Crisis, Fort Hood, Navy Yard, Franklin Regional High School’s Stabbing Spree, Virginia Tech, Columbine High School in Colorado, Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, and Beslan Russia School Hostage.
While some tragedy’s happen suddenly, such as a;
- random act of violence from a “quiet, withdrawn, practically invisible” person
- Planned Terrorist Attack
- Chemical plant next to a school blowing up
come with some notice such as a;
- Natural Disaster, like a;
- Chemical or Pandemic
Regardless of the type of tragedy, schools and organizations must be prepared to cope and respond quickly. Individuals under others care, are depending on them to recover and continue to provide and environment where they can work, learn and thrive. Plans must be in place, clear systems that will easily be followed by all involved from:
- School Administration through teachers, bus drivers, hall attendants to substitute teachers (Flip Charts).
- Business Leaders through staff, customers, and by-standers
Every effort must be made to be prepared to make sound decisions, prior to the emergency or crisis.
Learn more about the Multi-Hazard Emergency/Crisis Response Process