Emergency Guide


More so now than ever before, schools are faced with ongoing challenges. They must be prepared for a wide-range of emergency situations from natural disasters to threats of violence. Although schools may have established procedures for dealing with many emergency situations, many do not have these protocols collected in a coordinated, concise manner that are reviewed annually. The 2016 revision of the Emergency Management Resource Guide (full text pdf) is designed to assist during the planning stage both at the school and district levels.

Emergency Guide Sections

    • Pull-Out Sections from the Guide with Specified Fillable Forms

  (to print a specific form under pages-deselect all; and list page number)

Editable Sections

For districts and schools to make this guide into a useable plan for their specific set of criteria and to address collected school safety data the following sections of the Resource Guide are provided in editable Word doc and PDF formats.

District Plan (Word doc)

School Plan (Word doc)

Emergency Protocols (Word doc)

Sample District Plan (Editable PDF)

Sample School Plan (Editable PDF)

School Plan Implementation (PowerPoint)


Emergency Management Quick Reference Guide

School emergencies are unexpected, unpredictable, and can take many forms. When developing school safety plans, Emergency Response Teams develop protocols to address threats or hazards specific to their school. This quick and easy reference guide (flipchart) is for immediate response and is not a complete school safety plan. This quick reference guide uses FEMA’s four categories of school related emergencies.


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Emergency Procedures Online Flipchart

Get quick and easy access to emergency procedures for K-12 schools. Emergency procedures are at your fingertips for fast access when the need arises.

RES KCSS Online Flipchart Handout Image Emergency Management Quick Reference GuideGo to kysafeschools.org/flipchart on your smartphone, desktop or any device to access the KCSS Online Emergency Flipchart (to access quickly, add an icon to your desktop, add to your home screen or bookmark this site)