Engage counsel to prepare for legal issues that may arise

Before beginning any press conferences, bring in your district counsel. They can assist with the information that can be shared and timelines for that information.

In the aftermath of a tragedy, anything said by the district and staff can and will be used in legal proceedings, so it is imperative that legal guidance be effectively and immediately engaged.

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Immediately after the incident, consider whether to repair, relocate or rebuild the facility
Immediately after the incident, consider whether to repair, relocate or rebuild the facility

Time is of the essence.

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Debrief the event with key decision-makers on lessons learned, utilizing an after action report
Debrief the event with key decision-makers on lessons learned, utilizing an after action report

An after action report is a structured review and debrief process.