Drill schedule - Special note: As of 2013, all four emergency response drills (fire, lockdown, severe weather and earthquake) must be conducted by the first 30 days of the new school year and must be conducted again in January. Use the following worksheet to plan drills for your school. Submit a copy of the schedule with your school’s plan, and use the original to document drills when they actually occur.
Kentucky Emergency Management and the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) worked two Kentucky school teachers to develop a KyEM Earthquake Awareness Educational Program and Earthquake Instructional Unit which targets third through fifth grades. This five hour educational awareness unit is designed to educate both children and adults in our communities.Earthquake plans (part of School Emergency Management Plan)
Earthquake Safety Activities...This updated publication provides elementary school teachers with ready-to-use, hands-on activities that explain what happens during an earthquake, how to prepare for earthquake shaking, and how to stay safe during and after an earthquake. Included are a variety of handouts for students, including maps, songs, “hazard hunt” worksheets, and earthquake safety checklists.
Other FEMA Resources:
Are You Ready Full Document (PDF 21MB)Separated by Sections
Ready.gov: Make a Family Communications Plan... Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another ... [PDF] Family Communications Plan
Kentucky Department of Homeland Security - 200 Mero Street - Frankfort, KY 40622
- Phone: (502) 564.2081 - Fax: (502) 564.7764
Kentucky Emergency Management - 100 Minuteman Parkway - Frankfort, KY 40601
- Phone: Duty Officer: (502) 607-1638 or (800) 255-2587 (Severe weather downloadable documents)
Triangle of Life ....It is also contrary to Kentucky state law.
Just think about it. In your classroom there is a large TV on an elevated counter. The shaking begins and the TV is not anchored. The TV falls off of the counter. There are desks nearby. Are you safer kneeling next to a desk or under it? Needless to say, under the desk is safer. In the original Triangle email there is even a photo of a building collapse that shows the floor being held by a desk. The chair area under the desk is clearly the safest place, but the Triangle states you should kneel down next to it where a large amount of debris fell.
Documents link... This includes official responses from local, state and federal agencies outlining why we use duck and cover procedure to follow during earthquakes and explains the "Triangle of Life"