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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.

Congratulations to the ShakeOut Drill winners!


ShakeOut BannerThank you to all the schools that registered and participated in the 2013 Great Washington ShakeOut. Congratulations to the 10 schools from across Washington State selected in our random drawing. Our 2013 ShakeOut partner, Target Stores, provided a $100.00 Gift Card to the selected participants. Here are this year's winners:

    • Berney Elementary School, Walla Walla
    • Catharine Blaine K-8, Seattle
    • Creekside Elementary School, Sammamish
    • Faith Lutheran, Redmond
    • Life Center/Life Christian Academy
    • Meridian High School, Bellingham
    • Midland Elementary School, Tacoma
    • North Pines Middle School, Spokane
    • Olympia High School, Olympia
    • Puesta del Sol Elementary School, Bellevue
    Read more (PDF)


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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