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Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This resource was part of AHRQ's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011, in a realignment of Federal efforts.

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Appendix A. National Analysis of School Emergency Response Plans

A Comparative Analysis of Emergency Response Plans among School Districts in the U.S.

Analysis of the Presence or Absence of Specific Protocols in Emergency Plans in Eight School Districts

Protocol

Brookline, MA

Newton, MA

Winchester, MA

Martha's Vineyard, MA

Los Angeles, CA

Denver, CO

Sarasota, FL

Milwaukee, WI

Evacuation

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Shelter in Place

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Lockdown

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Medical Emergency

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Biological or Chemical Hazard

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Bomb Threat

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Death on Campus

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Field Trip/ School Bus Incident

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Exposure to body fluids

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Food/Water Contamination

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Violence—fights/gangs

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Weapons on Campus

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Shooting or stabbing

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Suspected Drugs or Alcohol

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Agitated Student

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Suicide Attempt 

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Sexual Assault

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Fire/Explosion

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Utilities Malfunction

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Missing Child

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Kidnapping

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Hostage situation

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Intruders in/outside Building

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Natural Disaster

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Violence Threat

   

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Universal Precautions

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In addition to protocols outlined for all staff, some school districts have more comprehensive manuals to be used by the Crisis Incident Team.

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