EBC Emergency Plans
Adopted: May 12, 1986
Amended: March 10, 2009, December 16, 2015
The Board acknowledges that more than one type of incident can cause a school building to be evacuated, including but not limited to, fire, bomb threat, civil emergencies and natural disaster.
The principal of each school will be responsible for such plans. They will be in written form, approved by the Board Office and the Authorities having Jurisdiction including the Fire Department, the RCMP, the Regional Emergency Operations Center and the Local Health Authority and made accessible to all building staff and other stakeholders. All building staff shall be trained in the plan, including their responsibilities for the plan, and the training shall be updated on a regular basis as required to keep staff in readiness to execute the plan in an effective and safe manner.
The principal shall conduct a fire drill in the first week of the term and at least five additional times during the school year.
The principal shall conduct other drills as laid out by the District’s CRISIS/Emergency Plan which includes shelter in place, hold and secure, lock down, on alert and a student release practice each in the first 4 months of the term and at least two times during the school year
Principals will ensure that their “School Emergency Response team” staffs and students and other occupants of the building are prepared for any emergency, CRISIS or disaster according to the following preparedness checklist:
In the event of any threat to the wellbeing and safety of the occupants of a school/building, the school/building will adhere to the procedures as laid out in the District “School Crisis Response Program” and the current schools site/building specific Crisis/Emergency Plan.