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School Preparedness

Our goal is to support schools in their responsibility to educate and train students and staff in effective disaster preparedness behaviors.

To request a copy of our School Earthquake Videos, email:

  • Drop, Cover & Hold: Elementary School
  • Drop, Cover & Hold: Middle and High School
  • Earthquakes: Preparing Your Classroom
  • Washington: Earthquake and Tsunami Safety: Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-12

Is your school ready?  Utilize the online Basic Emergency Plan for Schools to create a plan for your school or to enhance your current plan. The 12 Steps to School Planning is a tool to assist you in your planning effort by providing guidance on the sequence of actions to take as you develop or enhance your school plan. 

Defining Emergency Terms for Schools

Defining Emergency Terms for Schools

Emergency terms such as Shelter-in-Place and Lockdown can often cause confusion. This video defines the terms and identifies key actions to take. Watch our video on YouTube.




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