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SECTION 1
ADMINISTRATOR

SUGGESTED TRAINING NEEDS BY TEAM

To help people meet their responsibilities in an earthquake, it is useful to provide training that goes beyond a hand-out at a staff meeting. The suggestions here include the basic concepts that each team or staff person might be expected to understand, as well as possible sources of more in-depth training and information.

Planning Committee

a) Familiarity with the earthquake threat and damage potential.

b) Understanding of components in emergency planning process.

Materials and/or training available from Federal Emergency Management Agency, local Education Cooperatives, police, fire, and offices of emergency services.

Principal / Administrator

a) Understanding of emergency situation coordination.

b) Familiarity with emergency communications capabilities.

Emergency response training available from Federal Emergency Management Agency, Education Cooperatives, and Red Cross.

Teachers / Aides

a) Familiarity with what happens in an earthquake and the sorts of damages that result.

b) Understanding of children's responses to disaster situations and knowledge of the recommended ways for coping with their distress.

c) Arranging for support considerations for special needs students.

Information available from local offices of emergency services, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Education Cooperatives, Red Cross, and county or school district mental health professionals.

Maintenance Staff

a) Familiarity with nonstructural hazard identification and reduction.

b) Familiarity with when and how to turn off utilities.

c) Understanding of techniques for food and water storage and distribution.

d) Knowledge of emergency sanitation provisions

Training and/or advice available from Federal Emergency Management Agency, Education Cooperatives, local offices of emergency services, and Red Cross.

First Aid

a) Familiarity with principles and techniques of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

b) Understanding of principles of triage.

Training available from the Red Cross.

Search and Rescue Team

a) Knowledge of systematic procedures for sweeping the building and locating victims.

b) Mastery of victim extrication techniques.

Training and/or advice available from local fire department.

Site Security Team

a) Understanding of damage potential and emergency situation coordination.

b) Knowledge of communications procedures.

Local first responder agencies can give advice, as ban local offices of emergency services.

Fire Safety Team

a) Knowledge of operation of different types of fire extinguishers.

b) Familiarity with when and how to turn off utilities.

c) Understanding of principles of fire safety, including techniques for extinguishing various kinds of fires.

Local fire department and/or office of emergency services can train.

Evacuation Team

a) Understanding of techniques for quick damage assessment.

b) Familiarity with procedures for crowd control.

c) Be prepared to assist mobility impaired students.

Training and/or advice is available from local offices of emergency services.

Communications Team

a) Knowledge of communications techniques.

b) Knowledge of local communications organizations.

 

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School Earthquake Preparedness Guide - State of Arkansas
Arkansas Office of Emergency Services, 1993