Homeland Security

Safety Audit
Safety Audit

Safety Audit

On April 16 – 17, 2018, USD 409 administrators, custodians, and maintenance staff joined a Department of Homeland Security Protective Security Advisor, in a review of safety measures within each of the USD 409 buildings.   The review uses an all-hazards approach – covering topics such as fire, flood, utility failure, intruders, and medical emergencies.  

 

This is the third review of safety measures conducted by USD 409.  A safety audit was conducted in 2010 in cooperation with Kansas Safe and Prepared Schools.  A second audit was conducted in 2014 in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security.

 

Each review has led to improved safety measures in each school.  Some are visible to the general public, while others are not.  Visible items have included:  buzz-in systems for access to each school, cameras trained on the front entry, lettering to identify each outside entrance, and updated locks on classroom doors.  Additional items include the placement of Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) in accessible locations within the buildings, red emergency bags in each classroom, and improved signage to clearly identify locations of the AED’s, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, eye wash stations, and exits.

 

Plans are already in place to conduct the next safety review in two years.

 

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