Shelter in PlaceShelter in place is a short-term measure implemented to isolate sutdents and staff from the outdoor environment and prevent exposure to airborne contaminants. The procedures include closing and sealing doors, windows, and vents; shutting down the classroom/buildign heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to prevent exposure to the outside air; and turning off pilot lights.
This response is considered appropriate for, but is not limited to, the following types of emergencies:
- External Chemical Release
- Dirty Bomb
- Hazardous Material Spills
Shelter in Place:
- Requires that all heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems be shut down immediately
- Requires that all pilot lights and sources of flame be extinguished
- Requires that any gaps around doors and windows be sealed
- Allows for free movement within classrooms or offices
Emergency Plan and training Manual
After a full year of research, analysis, discussion, and consensus by school district administrators, local law enforcement, emergency first responders, county emergency services, community members, and countless others, this document has evolved into a comprehensive and cohesive emergency planning guide for San Diego’s East County schools. (From Forward of manual)
We are sharing this manual as a guide for child care providers and programs. Some procedures may have to be modified to fit your program.
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