Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place Toolkit

3.0 Additional Resources

This section provides additional resources from the Texas School Safety Center, state, and federal agencies.

  • Texas School Safety Center Resources

  • K-12 Standard Response Protocol Toolkit (TxSSC)
    • The K-12 Standard Response Protocol (SRP) Toolkit offers guidance and resources for incorporating the Standard Response Protocol into a school safety plan for critical incident response for individual schools in a school district.
  • K-12 Standard Reunification Method Toolkit (TxSSC)
    • The K-12 Standard Reunification Method (SRM) V2 Toolkit offers guidance and resources for incorporating the Standard Reunification Method into a school safety plan to help with managing student and parent reunification after a crisis.
  • State Resources

  • None at this time.
  • Federal Resources

  • Planning Considerations: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place (DHS)
    • This PDF document supports state, local, tribal, and territorial partners in planning for evacuation or shelter-in-place protective actions. It summarizes characteristics that jurisdictions should consider when planning evacuation or shelter-in-place operations and builds on the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans by providing unique considerations for the development of evacuation and shelter-in-place plans. In addition, this document contains job aids and checklists that jurisdictions can customize to meet their needs for all disasters regardless of scale.
  • Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool (OSHA)
    • Chemical, biological, or radiological contaminants may be released into the environment in such quantity or proximity to a place of business that it is safer to remain indoors rather than to evacuate employees. Such releases may be either accidental or intentional. Examples of situations that might result in a decision by an employer to institute shelter-in-place include an explosion in an ammonia refrigeration facility across the street or a derailed and leaking tank car of chlorine on the rail line behind your place of business. Shelter-in-place means selecting an interior room or rooms within your facility, or ones with no or few windows, and taking refuge there. In many cases, local authorities will advise shelter-in-place via TV or radio.
  • Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities (NFPA)
    • The NFPA Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities has been developed with input from the disability community to provide general information on this critical topic. In addition to providing information on the five general categories of disabilities (mobility, visual, hearing, speech, and cognitive), the Guide outlines the four elements of evacuation information that occupants need: notification, wayfinding, use of the way, and assistance. Also included is a Personal Emergency Evacuation Planning Checklist that building services managers and people with disabilities can use to design a personalized evacuation plan. The annexes give government resources and text based on the relevant code requirements and ADA criteria.