Identify a crisis command center

To ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff, schools and school districts should create comprehensive, multi-hazard emergency management plans. Setting up an incident command center is a key piece of planning. It is important staff have a grasp of command center resources and that they are clear on their roles in an emergency situation. This location should be in an area away from the initial incident for safety reasons.

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Create a crisis response box that includes maps, keys, student and staff emergency cards, and medical information
Create a crisis response box that includes maps, keys, student and staff emergency cards, and medical information

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