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Active Assailant

If an active assailant is reported or encountered: Decide – Run. Hide. Fight. RUN – If the assailant’s location is known and the opportunity to escape is available, flee the […]

Bomb Threat

If a bomb threat is called in: DO NOT hang up on the caller; speak calmly to them Write down the incoming phone number from the caller ID If another […]

Building Fire / Evacuation

If you encounter odor/smoke/fire/explosion – RACE Rescue — Persons in immediate danger, if possible. This includes yourself! Alarm — Pull fire alarm and call 9-1-1. Contain — Fire and smoke […]

Dangerous, Disruptive or Disturbing Employee

If you encounter a DANGEROUS employee or an employee threatening harm to self or others: Call 9-1-1 immediately. If you encounter a disruptive or disturbing employee (without immediate concern for […]

Dangerous, Disruptive or Disturbing Student

If you encounter a DANGEROUS student or a student threatening hard to self or others: Call 9-1-1 immediately! If you encounter a DISRUPTIVE or DISTURBING student (without immediate concern for […]

Extreme Heat

In the event of extreme heat: Wear light, loose-fitting warm-weather clothing; Avoid exerting yourself outdoors; Stay indoors as much as possible; Consider going to a cool building if you do […]


In the event of flooding – Turn Around, Don’t Drown Avoid flooded roads, paths, sidewalks, and areas that could be damaged under the flood waters. Turn around and go another […]

Hazardous Materials Release / Shelter In Place

In the event of a hazardous material release: Call 9-1-1. Do not attempt to clean up the spill unless specifically trained and outfitted to do so. Turn off all ignition […]


Florida has more lightning deaths than any other state. In fact, lightning kills more people in Florida than all other direct weather hazards combined. Statistically, the most dangerous months for lightning […]

Medical Emergency – Alcohol Safety

In case of an alcohol or other drug-related emergency: Call 9-1-1 Stay with the individual until public safety officials arrive Do not try to give the individual anything to eat […]

Medical Emergency – General

If you encounter someone experiencing a medical emergency (examples: heart attack, loss of consciousness, large loss of blood, or serious accident): Call 9-1-1. Unless trained, do not render assistance above […]

Medical Emergency – Seizures

If you encounter someone experiencing a seizure: Call 9-1-1. STAY with the person until they are awake and alert after seizure. Keep the person SAFE; move or guide away from […]

Medical Emergency – Stop the Bleed

If you encounter someone bleeding profusely: Call 9-1-1. Expose wound by moving or tearing clothing away. Apply firm, direct pressure to the wound using gauze or a clean cloth. If […]

Severe Thunderstorm Warning / Tornado Warning

If a severe thunderstorm warning or tornado warning is issued: Seek shelter in a sturdy building. Vehicles, trailers and modular buildings may not provide good protection. Move to interior areas […]

Suspicious Packages / Mail

If you come in contact with suspicious packages / mail: Opened Package – If you have opened a package containing a unknown substance, powder, or threat: Put it down immediately. […]

Utility Outage / Disruption

In the event of an EMERGENCY utility outage or disruption: Call 9-1-1. In the event of a POWER OUTAGE: If you are in an unlit area, proceed cautiously to an […]