Your School Surroundings, Are They Cause for Concern?

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What Surrounds Your School Should Dictate Your Critical Response Plans

Is your school near a government building, or maybe a chemical plant? Schools must be aware of what surrounds them as it could affect the types of emergencies schools need to prepare for, and Critical Response Plans for School Surroundingsthe type of critical response plans they build to mitigate risk associated with their surroundings.

The risks that come with having your facility near plants with dangerous chemicals is obvious, chemical spills, but you may not realize the dangers that come with being near a government building. For instance an angry protestor could wish to cause harm, sending your school into lockdown. These are just a couple of potential dangers that might surround your facility. Also consider busy or main streets or intersections that could have collisions and block your facility’s entrance and exits. Read More