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Disaster and Emergency Resources

Resources for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) related to emergency mitigation/preparedness, response and recovery associated with natural disasters and emergency situations.

Mitigation and Preparedness

Emergencies can occur at any time. Whether an earthquake or an epidemic, it is important to know what you can do to stay safe.

Air Quality
General guidance for schools regarding air quality and potential school closures due to wildfires and other hazards.

Active Shooter
Resources for training, and technical assistance in preparedness for immediate response and mitigation to the aftermath of school safety crises.

Bioterrorism
Information and resources on dealing with bioterrorist threats.

Crisis Response Box External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Guide to help every school assemble the tools and resources needed for critical incident response.

Flu/Pandemic Influenza
Information for controlling the outbreak of the flu in schools, including pandemic influenza.

Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
Information on the California utility companies PSPS programs and tips to prepare for electrical shut offs.

Pupil Safety Educational Material
Disaster preparedness educational materials and lesson plans currently available to local school districts and county offices of education.

School Safety Plans
Guidance to help schools assess their school safety and what they can do to improve.

Violence
Information about funds, training, resources, and technical assistance concerning preventing violence, helping students to make safe choices, and collecting data about violence in schools.

Natural Disaster and Severe Weather

California is a geographical and ecological diverse state. You can find deserts, beaches and forests all across. However. with such a diverse area, there also comes a risk of natural disasters and severe weather conditions. Whether it is a wildfire, extreme heat or flooding, it is important to stay alert all the types of disasters that can occur. To identify which natural disasters can impact your area you can visit the MyHazards Webpage External link opens in new window or tab..

Drought
What schools can do to minimize the use of water during a drought.

Earthquake
Information and resources for an earthquake.

Excessive Heat
What to do when facing extreme heat temperatures and how to best mitigate their impact.

Floods
Information and resources on how to prepare for floods.

Landslide and Mudslides
Information on what causes landslides, and mudslides and how schools can prepare for these events.

Tsunamis
Information and resources in the event of a tsunami.

Volcanoes
Information and resources on volcanoes in California and how to prepare for a volcanic eruption.

Wildfires
Information and resources on what to do during, before and after a wildfire.

Response and Recovery

A disaster can have many direct and indirect impacts. The direct impact is the destruction of structures, facilities, and homes. Just as important however, are indirect impacts such as coping with loss and accessing food.

California Department of Education (CDE) FAQs
Frequently asked questions related to emergency response and recovery from CDE.

Coping with Tragedy
Resources to assist schools in helping students cope with tragic events.

Disaster Relief Guidelines
Guidance for meals served to children and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) foods available to affected communities during state or federally declared disasters.

Federal Agencies FAQs related to emergency response and recovery
Resources from federal agencies addressing frequently asked questions about emergency response and recovery.

Form J13A (PDF)
the following form is used to receive credit for days and minutes lost due to an emergency.

Mental Health
Resources for psychological and mental health issues, including coping with tragedy, crisis intervention and prevention, school psychology, and suicide prevention.

Other State Agencies FAQs related to emergency response and recovery
Resources from other state agencies addressing frequently asked questions about emergency response and recovery.

Questions:   Emergency Services Team | Emergencyservices@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Recently Posted in School Disaster and Emergency Management