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.

California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) Resources

School Emergency Planning and Safety

School Safety and Security

Active Shooter Awareness Guidance Document  (CalOES)

Classroom Door Security and Locking Hardware Guidance and Checklist (National Association of the State Fire Marshals NASFM)

Door Locking Hardware in Schools – Security vs. Exiting (Division of the State Architect)

Emergency Preparedness and Classroom Security Guide & Checklist (Division of the State Architect)

Door Security & School Safety Foundation

Opening the Door to School Safety Fact Sheet (Door Security & Safety Foundation)

Securing Classrooms for Life Safety (Door Security & Safety Foundation)

Safety Videos

Decoded: Code Requirements for Classrooms (www.idighardware.com/schools)

Intro in Door Hardware: Options for securing Classrooms Doors

Classroom Barricade Device Facts vs. Myths