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Standard Response Protocol

Standard Response Protocols (SRP) is an all-hazards approach instead of practicing individual scenarios.  SRPs use clear language to respond flexibly to individual circumstances during an emergency.

This simple system breaks response into five specific actions that can be performed during an incident.  When communicating these, the action is labeled with a “Term of Art” followed by a “Directive.”  The action is performed by active participants, including students, staff, teachers, and first responders.  The SRP is described in the following actions.

"In your classroom or area"

Students are trained to:

  • Clear the hallways and remain in their area or room until the “All Clear” is announced
  • Do business as usual

Adults and staff are trained to:

  • Close and lock the door
  • Account for students and adults
  • Do business as usual

"Get inside, lock outside doors"

Students are trained to:

  • Return to inside of building
  • Do business as usual

Adults and staff are trained to:

  • Bring everyone indoors
  • Lock the outside doors
  • Increase situational awareness
  • Account for students and adults
  • Do business as usual

"Locks, lights, out of sight"

Students are trained to:

  • Move away from sight

  • Maintain silence

  • Do not open the door

Adults and staff are trained to:

  • Recover students from the hallway if possible

  • Lock the classroom door

  • Turn out the lights 

  • Move away from sight

  • Maintain silence

  • Do not open the door

  • Prepare to evade or defend

"To a location"

Students are trained to:

  • Leave stuff behind if required to  
  • If possible, bring their phone
  • Follow instructions

Adults and staff are trained to:

  • Bring roll sheet and Go Bag (unless instructed not to bring anything with them, dependent on the reason for evacuation.)
  • Lead students to the Evacuation location
  • Account for students and adults
  • Report injuries or problems using Red Card/Green Card method.

"State Hazard and safety strategy"

Hazards might include:

  • Tornado
  • Hazmat
  • Earthquake
  • Tsunami

Safety strategies might include:

  • Evacuate to a shelter area
  • Seal the room
  • Drop, over and hold
  • Get to high ground

Students are trained in:

  • Appropriate Hazards and Safety Strategies 

Adults and staff are trained in:

  • Appropriate Hazards and Safety Strategies
  • Accounting for students and adults
  • Report injuries or problems using Red Card/GreenCard method.