Disaster Zone

School Resource for Natural Hazards

A resource all schools could use to protect students and staff.

by Eric Holdeman / November 5, 2018

FEMA published a new guide in 2017, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety.

Think about the population of K-12 children in your jurisdiction. They add up quickly. I recall that we had 600 K-12 schools in King County and significant percentage of the county's population 18 years and younger used those schools on a daily basis, M-F. 

While school shootings and other acts of violence dominate the school safety topic, it will only take one natural disaster to reframe those discussions — again. 

Claire Rubin shared the resource above.