Districts should have an Emergency Management Plan in place in accordance with Senate Bill 11.
All school personnel, students, and parents should be made aware of the district's plan, who the team members are, and the roles and responsibilities of all persons involved.
Our goal is to help you work through the crisis and return to as near normal school climate and schedule as possible, and as quickly as possible. If a citizen or student feels the best way to report a potential threat to his or her school is anonymously, call Oklahoma's 24-hour, school safety hotline, 1-877-SAFE-CALL, ext. Students must be kept away from the building and street that will be used by emergency vehicles. The University has developed standard emergency evacuation signage for use in the University owned buildings. What to look for in an emergency evacuation plan: A floor plan of the relevant area is shown with the emergency egress (exit) paths and emergency exit doors highlighted in green. Emergency management refers to a wide range of measures to protect communities and the environment from risks and to recover from emergency events stemming from either natural or human-induced causes. Public Safety Canada is faced with the challenging task of providing the coordination necessary for an overall federal approach to emergency management, in an environment where departments have operated as needed and through their ministers to provide federal assistance on a case-by-case basis. 7.9 Public Safety Canada is the coordinating agency for federal departments, which have various roles to play in an emergency. 7.10 If a department or agency has a clear mandate to respond to an emergency and is responsible to act, it is the subject matter expert. To promote a common approach to emergency management, including the adoption of standards and best practices. 7.17 Public Safety Canada is responsible under legislation to exercise leadership through planning, establishing policies and programs for emergency preparedness, cooperating with provinces and territories, and promoting a common approach to emergency management. 7.18 Because the subject matter expertise and experience for dealing with emergencies resides in several different departments, Public Safety Canada has an important role to ensure that all potential hazards are addressed, that plans exist and have been shared and tested, and that, during a crisis, the kind of response needed is quickly established without confusion.
7.22 In the face of these challenges, Public Safety Canada has taken the first steps toward establishing its leadership role by developing the interim Federal Emergency Response Plan, a framework for coordinating emergency response activities across government. 7.24 The Federal Emergency Response Plan outlines a decision-making process to help coordinate a federal response to emergencies. 7.35 Public Safety Canada has made considerable progress in federal emergency coordination through its Government Operations Centre, as the centre operates on a continual basis and can track many potential or evolving events. This audit examined federal efforts to improve the nation’s readiness and resiliency to respond to incidents or attacks, through improved coordination of emergency management activities at the federal level, and through work with provinces and territories to achieve unified and integrated response and recovery operations.
The audit did not examine emergency management activities of the provinces and territories; it focused on Public Safety Canada’s coordination of emergency management among federal departments along with the provinces and territories. Medical Emergency: Any injury which cannot be thoroughly treated through basic first aid practices. At any venue, SEA will endeavour to make arrangement with the Surf Lifesaving Club to have available first aid room space and the use of equipment in an emergency situation and as necessary. This includes establishing policies and programs for the preparation, testing and exercising, and implementing emergency management plans; it also includes monitoring and coordinating a common federal approach to emergency response along with the provinces—an “all-hazards” approach incorporating prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
This limits the ability of fire, police, and ambulance services to work together and with other jurisdictions in an emergency.
Public Safety Canada is to ensure that the federal government is ready to respond to any future emergencies through the development of policies, standards, and plans that define roles and responsibilities. Under the Emergency Management Act, federal departments are to identify risks that are within their area of responsibility, and prepare emergency plans in respect of those risks according to the policies established by Public Safety Canada.
Capability gaps remain in communications interoperability that limit the ability of fire, police, and ambulance services to talk to one another and to communicate across jurisdictions during an emergency. While it has a challenging role, Public Safety Canada still needs to develop the policies and programs that would help clarify its leadership and coordination role for the emergency management activities of operational departments.
SEA Programs will, under normal circumstances, only operate on beaches with a lifeguard service, in severe cases Lifeguards may be asked to assist in the maintenance of a patient prior to emergency services arrival. SEA makes every attempt to work with the Lifeguard Services on any beach in a collaborative manner, to allow the most efficient delivery of emergency or rescue care where possible.
As emergency events today can escalate quickly, this federal capability has become increasingly necessary.
Public Safety Canada has taken the first step by developing the interim Federal Emergency Response Plan, which it considers to be final although it has not been formally approved by the government. Under the Emergency Management Act, Public Safety Canada is responsible for ensuring that business continuity plans are complementary and meet the overall needs of the federal government.
Nor does the Plan include updated or completed definitions of the roles, responsibilities, and capabilities needed for an integrated, coordinated approach to emergency response. While we recognize that the Federal Emergency Response Plan will always need to be updated to reflect changes in policies and practices, it is a significant policy document that, with formal government approval, would provide proper authority and clear support to Public Safety Canada. According to after-action reports prepared by participating departments for these emergencies, there were problems in coordinating the federal response among departments and agencies in all cases. However, we found that exercises were designed to meet the training objectives of individual departments, rather than to test the government’s overall coordination or readiness for a national emergency against identified risks.
It identified the need for an “all-hazards” approach, meaning that whether or not the cause of an emergency is malicious, accidental, or natural, the federal government would be prepared to respond. However, improvements can be made in identifying and implementing lessons learned from real emergencies and exercises. It may also require aggressive action on the part of facility staff (for example, to put out a fire or resolve a medical emergency). This plan, already designed, specifies who is responsible for gathering needed supplies, what the procedures are for getting to the rally point, and so on.Next, the responder must evaluate the situation.
During school hours, students will be using Plum Street to move from classroom buildings to the safe room.
District safety procedures specify that during the school day, outside access to any campus building should only be through the "front" door.
The top right-hand side explains the alarm tones in the building, the required response to alarm activation and general emergency response procedures when an alarm has not been activated. We did not examine the performance of emergency management efforts by provinces, territories, or local communities.


Public Safety Canada has not exercised the leadership necessary to coordinate emergency management activities, including critical infrastructure protection in Canada.
7.12 Public Safety Canada’s role as the lead department for coordinating federal emergency management includes critical infrastructure protection. 7.19 We found that while Public Safety Canada played a coordination role in some emergencies, including participating in the development of response plans for avian and pandemic influenza, it has yet to establish the policies and programs that would help define its leadership and coordination role for emergency management in an all-hazards environment. 7.23 While the framework may be considered complete, the roles and responsibilities and the capabilities (contained in its annexes) needed for an integrated, coordinated approach to emergencies have not been updated or completed. 7.27 In order to be ready to respond, emergency management plans need to address the most important risks. 7.36 In order for response plans to be reliable during an emergency, they must be regularly exercised, especially the plans for coordination between departments and agencies and between different levels of government. 7.62 We found that Public Safety Canada has not exercised the leadership necessary to coordinate emergency management activities, including protection of critical infrastructure in Canada. We expected that Public Safety Canada would exercise leadership by coordinating federal emergency management activities, as described in legislation and policies. Today, many emergencies can be difficult to contain by a single government department or jurisdiction.
Emergencies such as fires and floods may remain local in nature and, if so, may be effectively managed within the local resources of the municipality and province or territory. However, if emergencies escalate and spread, other federal departments may be required to play a role to manage the impact within their area of expertise.
Another challenge we noted was that the Department has had difficulty attracting and retaining senior managers to provide the direction needed in its emergency management.
However, key interoperability gaps remain for voice communications, limiting the ability of various fire, police, and ambulance services to work together in an emergency. In any serious case these injuries will be immediately reported to emergency services, with first aid continuing until handover.
The Department’s responsibility for emergency management includes coordinating the protection of critical infrastructure—from planning for emergencies to recovering from them.
Urban density, international travel, and global trade have increased the speed at which emergencies can escalate and spread. It also manages the federal Government Operations Centre that monitors emerging threats and provides round-the-clock coordination and support to government entities in the event of a national emergency. In keeping with the all-hazards approach to emergency management, Public Safety Canada is leading the development of an Emergency Management Planning Framework that will provide departments and agencies with guidance, tools, and best practices for developing emergency management plans. Public Safety Canada has taken the first step by developing the interim Federal Emergency Response Plan.
Today, many emergencies can be difficult to contain, and the impact is likely to be greater. A federal response is needed for those emergencies that are beyond the capacity of municipalities or individual provinces or territories—emergencies that may have a low probability of occurrence but can have a high potential impact. Furthermore, officials at Public Safety Canada told us that the Government Operations Centre did not have the physical facilities to support the number of staff needed to keep the operations centre fully functional for a major emergency lasting an extended period of time. To facilitate this, the policy called for an updated emergency response system in which federal entities would work together in a coordinated manner. If the facility is no longer habitable, the local or regional evacuation plan comes into play.Below the procedures area is a space to list the critical supplies and resources that the specific disaster scenario demands.
Make additional copies of the disaster response plan template (Appendix H) and begin drafting response plans for each one. In the bottom right hand corner a graphical display of the building's emergency assembly area is shown with reference to the surrounding area. Public Safety Canada has made considerable progress in improving federal emergency coordination through its Government Operations Centre. To coordinate the emergency management activities among federal government institutions along with those of the provinces and territories. 7.29 We found that Public Safety Canada has made limited progress in developing the guidance that departments need to achieve a consistent approach when identifying their risks and their emergency management plans and programs. 7.65 Over the period of our audit, Public Safety Canada, along with other federal departments and agencies, had made limited progress in enhancing the response to and recovery from emergencies in a coordinated manner. We expected that Public Safety Canada would coordinate federal emergency management activities with those of the provinces and territories to provide timely and coordinated support to communities in an emergency.
In any emergency SEA Staff will provide first aid, rescue and movement of the patient as necessary to provide the safety of rescuers, bystanders, the patient, and other participants. For example, it has yet to develop the policies and programs that would help clarify its leadership and coordination role for an “all-hazards” approach to the emergency management activities of departments. It is responsible for coordinating the emergency management activities of various federal departments and agencies and fostering a cooperative approach to responding to emergencies.
These plans are needed so that federal organizations can continue operating during an emergency.
Based on the responsibilities outlined in the Emergency Management Act, Public Safety Canada should provide policies and guidance for departmental sector heads to determine their infrastructure and assess its criticality, based on risk and its significance to the safety and security of Canadians; it should establish policies and programs to prepare plans to protect the infrastructure.
A federal response is needed for emergencies that are beyond the capacities of other players—emergencies that may have a low probability of occurrence but a high potential impact.
As well, we examined progress by Public Safety Canada in enhancing emergency response and recovery in coordination with government departments and agencies.
Public Safety Canada is developing the Emergency Management Planning Framework, which will include performance measurements that will allow Public Safety Canada to analyze and evaluate emergency management plans produced by departments and agencies. At the request of a province or territory or where the type of emergency falls within federal jurisdiction or occurs on federal lands, the federal government provides help to manage and coordinate the response to an emergency.
Under the Emergency Management Act, it is the responsibility of each minister accountable to Parliament for a government institution to identify the risks that are within or related to his or her area of responsibility.
Nevertheless, each department determines whether it will assist during an emergency, what its role will be, and how it will operate with other federal, provincial, or territorial partners.
7.4 Building the capability to manage a coordinated federal response to an emergency of national significance is a huge undertaking and cannot be achieved overnight. 7.30 The Emergency Management Act stipulates that Public Safety Canada is responsible for reviewing departmental emergency management plans, which includes departmental business continuity plans.


7.66 Public Safety Canada is making progress in promoting standards for personal protective equipment used in responding to emergencies. We expected that Public Safety Canada would regularly test and exercise federal emergency management plans. The venue manager will carry a list of emergency contact numbers for the group participating in the program. In the past, federal departments had organized their emergency response actions as situations arose. The National Security Policy and the Emergency Management Act call for regular exercises to assess the adequacy of emergency response plans in various scenarios. It covers the handling of emergency situations until the appropriate emergency service arrives and takes control. In the event of hypothermia first aid principles apply until the arrival of emergency services. As well, it oversees the conduct of exercises on emergency management at the national level and an inter-jurisdictional training program for local frontline emergency workers at its Canadian Emergency Management College.
To be able to respond effectively to large-scale emergencies and reduce the potential loss of life and property damage, there needs to be extensive planning and coordination. The first aid kit, if not already in the safe room, would be brought there as well, in addition to extra flashlights and a battery-powered radio for listening to weather updates as they are broadcast.The area below the supplies and resources section is for listing emergency contact information that applies to the specific disaster scenario. The first step requires the person responding to the fire to pull the fire alarm, which is the facility’s signal for an immediate building evacuation, the plan for which is referenced in the procedures. The Emergency Management Act requires the Minister of Public Safety to exercise leadership for emergency management by coordinating emergency management activities among federal departments and agencies, and in cooperation with the provinces and territories. We expected that Public Safety Canada and selected federal entities would use a risk-based approach to identify the resources needed and to coordinate the response to and recovery from emergencies. In the case of an accident or medical emergency, immediate medical treatment will be sought and the participant may be transported to the nearest hospital. It stipulates that the Minister of Public Safety is to exercise “leadership at the national level relating to public safety and emergency preparedness.” When she appeared before the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister explained that she would be responsible for coordinating the federal response to emergencies, while respecting the Prime Minister’s prerogative in matters relating to national security and to the statutory authorities of other ministers. If a shark is spotted in the water, students will be evacuated to predetermined emergency evacuation points.
However, it did not address how federal departments and agencies would coordinate their resources with those of the provinces, territories, and municipalities to assist them in a national emergency, nor has it expanded the strategy to include explosives. This would be classed as a medical emergency and would require Lifeguard involvement to administer oxygen. Public Safety Canada, under the Emergency Management Act, is responsible for establishing policies and programs that other ministers must follow in carrying out their emergency management responsibilities and determining how they will be coordinated.
As well, it identified the need for federal departments and agencies to be more strongly linked with emergency operations at the provincial, territorial, and local levels. For example, a response plan for a medical emergency might list the local fire, rescue squad, and police emergency numbers.
As well, other federal ministers are to identify the risks that are within their area of responsibility, including those related to critical infrastructure, and to prepare, maintain, test, implement, and exercise emergency management plans in respect of those risks in compliance with the policies, programs, and other measures established by the Minister of Public Safety. We expected that Public Safety Canada would promote a common approach to emergency management, including the adoption of standards and best practices. In the event of an emergency, the Teacher in charge will contact the school and perform all internal communications with the school. The role of the federal CBRNE team is to manage the crisis phase of an emergency; however, the team does not have the resources to manage the after effects of a CBRNE incident, including assisting in mass casualty evacuation, medical aid, or decontamination. All advanced emergency equipment is also available through lifeguards in the event of a medical emergency. Under its leadership role for emergency management activities, Public Safety Canada is to coordinate risk assessments in collaboration with other federal departments and to ensure that they have proper emergency management plans and preparedness measures in place.
Public Safety Canada will maintain the Federal Emergency Response Plan and its components as an evergreen document. In this context, it is evident that Public Safety Canada has been unable to develop its capacity for emergency management.
We expected that Public Safety Canada, together with its federal partners, would provide emergency management training, based on a needs assessment and risk-based plan. Contact with the participants parents or guardians will be the responsibility of the school, or teacher in charge. The equipment is used in a variety of emergency response situations, and it includes fire and heavy urban search and rescue vehicles, personal suits, gear worn by first responders to protect against hazardous materials, and communications systems. 7.26 The Privy Council Office and Public Safety Canada should ensure that all components of the Federal Emergency Response Plan are completed and should obtain government approval for the plan. While some emergencies in Canada can be handled locally by municipalities or provinces, the federal government will assist when requested, when the emergency transcends jurisdictional boundaries, or when its assistance is in the national interest. 7.31 As stipulated in the Emergency Management Act, Public Safety Canada should establish policies and programs and provide advice for departments to follow when identifying risks and developing their emergency management plans.
The Emergency Management Act stipulates that the Minister of Public Safety is to provide advice and to analyze and evaluate federal departmental emergency management plans, which include critical infrastructure plans. 7.32 As stipulated in the Emergency Management Act, Public Safety Canada should analyze and evaluate the emergency management plans prepared by departments to ensure that they are prepared according to the policies, programs, and advice provided, and it should identify potential gaps or risks to a coordinated emergency management response. 7.44 As stipulated in the Emergency Management Act, Public Safety Canada should ensure that its coordination role for the federal response to an emergency is well-defined and that the operational policies and plans that departments will follow are updated and consistent.
Capability gap—The gap between available resources and the desired result, which in this case is a timely and effective response to an emergency.
First responders—The police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service workers who are the first to respond to an emergency.



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