Safety Committee Members/Duties
A brief description of the school safety committee member duties and responsibilities.
SCHOOL SAFETY COMMITTEE
MEMBERS / DUTIES
THE SCHOOL SAFETY COMMITTEE WILL REPRESENT ALL AREAS AND ALL STAFF CLASSIFICATIONS OF EACH BUILDING. ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE APPOINTED BY THE PRINCIPAL (OR BUILDING ADMINISTRATOR). THE SCHOOL SAFETY COMMITTEE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND UPDATING THE BUILDING SAFETY AND SECURITY PROGRAM AND SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN.
Team Leader – The team leader is the principal or designee and is responsible for overall school safety. The team leader will see that all other duties and responsibilities described below are carried out. The team leader is responsible for calling the school safety planning meetings; plan reviews, updates and staff training. When emergency services are involved, the team leader will meet with police and fire officials at Door A to form incident command. Incident command may be moved once school and public safety officials have made contact.
Communications – In an emergency, the communication person establishes and maintains communications with the ESC via radio, phone and data and makes communications available to the other school safety teams as needed. This person is also responsible for setting up and maintaining emergency phone service when necessary. The emergency “red” phones are located in Conference Room A in the Main Office and will serve as a command center when necessary. Andrea Bedford/Security is responsible for frequent testing of base and portable radio equipment.
Liaison – This person is responsible for giving out and receiving information such as with the ESC, local emergency services and media. All “official statements” will come from Teresa Carroll, Director of Communications. They will set up staging areas for parents and media.
First Aid – Maintains first aid supplies for the building. Administers and coordinates first aid as needed during an emergency. The Nurse should report to the Main Office in any emergency.
Security – Reviews building security measures with the Director of Safety and Security. In a crisis situation, he is responsible for security of the scene and protection of the victims, witnesses, and emergency personnel.
Facilities – Manages power/gas shut off, emergency facility operations and assists with building needs. Close instructional doors. Organizes building “Quick Search” when emergency involves a bomb threat.
Logistics – Procures equipment and supplies as required for response and recovery.
Recovery – Coordinates services to provide the emotional and psychological needs of the victims, witnesses and others affected by the situation.