Emergency Mitigation and Preparedness

School Preparedness Rubric (Word Doc)
This rubric was developed by the Southern California Regional Safe Schools Coalition. It is intended to be a self-evaluation tool for school personnel to assess the readiness of their school site for a disaster/crisis situation.

Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities (PDF)
This document was developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. It is a complete guide on crisis planning for schools and communities who need to develop a crisis plan or review, practice and update a current plan. The checklists found in the guide provide general guidance that can be adapted as appropriate to each district’s or school’s circumstances.

Threat Assessment in Schools
In response to the Red Lake school shooting, we have provided two guides published by the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Education. These guides were developed as part of the Safe School Initiative, a study of 37 school shootings and other school-based attacks that took place between 1974 and 2000. These guides set forth a process for identifying, assessing, and managing students who may pose a threat of targeted violence in schools. This process, known as threat assessment, was first pioneered by the U.S. Secret Service and has been modified based upon findings from this study. These guides are intended for use by school personnel, law enforcement officials, and others with protective responsibilities in our nation’s schools.

Final Report and Findings: Implications for Prevention of School Attacks in the United States [PDF, 556 KB]
Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates [PDF, 758 KB]

Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities (PDF)
This document was developed by the American Red Cross. As the document indicated the resource “has been designed to help people who have physical, visual, auditory, or cognitive disabilities to prepare for natural disasters and their consequences.”

Home Emergency Supplies

This document was developed by the Riverside County Office of Emergency Services. It provides detailed information on how to individuals can prepare their personal property for a disaster.

Early Warning Timely Response (PDF)
Distributed by the U.S. Department of Education, this document covers the following topics for schools, districts and communities: Characteristics of a School That Is Safe and Responsive to All Children; Early Warning Signs; Getting Help for Troubled Children; Developing a Prevention and Response Plan; and Responding to Crisis.