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.
- US Department of Education Emergency Response and Crisis Management - This resource includes a helpful incident command system sample flowchart (page 6).
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - This 75-page attachment is a full crisis planning template for districts that are looking for a very extensive planning document.