6114 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness

Policy 6114


Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness

The Board of Education recognizes its obligation to students, staff and the community to be prepared to deal with various emergencies as they arise, ensuring to the greatest extent possible the safety of District students, staff and visitors. 

The administration shall require the Building Principal to maintain procedures for fire, civil defense, and other emergencies, in accordance with the District’s plan and to ensure the maintenance of the fire alarm system and regular and emergency exits of all buildings. Each school shall establish a school security and safety committee that will assist in developing and administering the school’s security and safety plan.

In addition to the District Emergency Preparedness Plan, all building safety and security plans must be compliant with the National Incident Management System (NIMS), incorporate the National Incident Command System and be based upon the standards issued by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Governmental agencies and bodies vested with the responsibility for directing and coordinating emergency services on local and state levels shall be included in the preparation and implementation of the plan.

The District will cooperate with local law enforcement, fire department and civil defense authorities and other civic agencies in the event of a declared emergency situation.  

First Aid

At least one person at each school site should hold current first aid and/or CPR certification.

(cf. 5141.6 – Crisis Prevention/Response)
(cf. 5142 – Student Safety)
(cf. 6114.1 – Fire Emergency/Crisis Response Drills)
(cf. 6114.3 – Bomb Threats)
(cf. 6114.6 – Emergency Closings)
(cf. 6114.7 – Safe Schools)

Legal Reference:    Connecticut General Statutes
10-221 Boards of education to prescribe rules
10-231 Fire drills
52-557b Immunity from liability for emergency medical assistance, first aid or medication by injection.  School personnel not required to administer or render.
P.A. 13-3 An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety (Section 86, 87, 88)

Policy adopted: New, 6/3/2014
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