Disasters come in many forms and can occur anywhere at any time. Disasters can be natural causes such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and severe storms to human-made causes such as an active shooter and chemical spills. Knowing how to react and respond in a time of crisis is critical. School emergency preparedness efforts and emergency plans can help keep students and staff safe.
Department of Homeland Security
California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) Resources
School Safety and Security
Door Locking Hardware in Schools - Security vs. Exiting (Division of the State Architect)
Myths and Facts About Classroom Barricade Devices (Door Security and Safety Foundation)
Securing Classrooms for Life Safety (Door Security and Safety Foundation)