Preparing Your School for Disasters and Emergencies

Disasters and emergency situations can occur without warning which is why it’s important for your school to be prepared.Planning, Storing Emergency Supplies, and lots of practice are essential in keeping your students, educators, and faculty members safe when disaster strikes.

At we understand that every school is different and one size does not fit all, which is why we have emergency preparedness solutions for all every type of school.

It’s important to understand that there are different types of emergencies and there are different types of emergency preparedness kits designed to handle each one. Your school should be prepared to handle emergencies in all of these situations.

Lockdown Emergencies

A Lockdown Emergency is triggered when a potentially dangerous situation occurs on the school campus in which the safety of students, teachers, and faculty is compromised. Lockdown Emergencies are usually short-term in nature and your school should be prepared for them to last for up to 6 hours. During these emergencies, students and teachers shelter-in-place and cannot leave the classroom. Each classroom should have a Lockdown Kit with emergency supplies to provide each student with food, water, and sanitation items to last for the duration of the lockdown event. Also consider adding a two-way radio as an important communications tool to include in your lockdown kit. With a proper plan in place, a two-way radio can help teachers, faculty, and emergency coordinators communicate with one another.

See Classroom Emergency Kits, Two Way Radios

Natural Disasters

Mother Nature doesn’t wait until school is out to unleash her fury. Earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, crippling winter storms, and wild fires are just a few of the types of unpredictable events that can wreak havoc on infrastructure and utilities. This may prevent students from being able to leaving the school campus. When a disaster occurs, your school needs to be able to provide at least 3 days of emergency supplies for every student, teacher, and faculty member on campus. Emergency supplies should include items in these categories: food, water, sanitation, lighting, communication, shelter, and first aid.

See Whole School Emergency Kits, Classroom Emergency Kits, Teacher EmergencyKits, Student Emergency Kits, First Aid Kits, Trauma Kits, Triage Kits

Common Everyday Emergencies

Some Emergences are smaller in nature but nonetheless need to be addressed and taken care of. These types of emergencies include things like playground injuries, minor cuts and scrapes, broken bones, burns, splinters, eye injuries, and countless others. A well prepared school will have strategically placed first aid kits and even a trauma kit available to treat these everyday emergencies. See First Aid Kits, Trauma Kits

Storage Location and Organization of Emergency Supplies

Schools come in all shapes and sizes and planning where and how to store emergency supplies is as important as the supplies themselves. What's best for one school, may not be best for another. That's why has emergency kits designed for all types of schools.

Student Emergency Kits

Each student has a set of basic supplies in a small box or bag that they keep in their desk, cubby, or classroom closet or cabinet.

Teacher Emergency Kits

These kits are designed to provide teachers with essential tools and supplies that they will need to manage their students and other emergency preparedness duties in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Classroom Emergency Kits

These emergency preparedness kits are designed to provide an entire classroom of students with emergency supplies in a single mobile container. They can be stored in a classroom cabinet, closet, or even in plain sight.

Whole School Emergency Kits

These emergency preparedness kits contain bulk supplies that are best stored centrally and can be distributed to students quickly and in an organized fashion when disaster strikes. Emergency supplies in these kits are stored in crush resistant wheel containers which can be moves easily and quickly to other parts of the campus for distribution.

Bulk Emergency Supplies offers emergency supplies in bulk quantities (pallets).All of our emergency preparedness items are available in bulk quantities with special bulk pricing.

Custom School Emergency Kits

At we can build custom emergency kits that meet your exact specifications. We can even include custom printing and silk screening. If you’re interested in a custom solution, contact one of our professionals at 800-270-2889.