Back To School and Emergency Ready Plans
With schools across the United States being back in session, one important thought that should come to mind is safety. Does your student, professor or building administration know what to do in case of an emergency?
Imagine you are sitting behind a desk at school in the middle of another mundane lesson when suddenly the emergency alarm begins blaring over the PA system. Everyone in the room goes into a slight panic knowing this alarm signifies some sort of trouble and there was no talk of a scheduled fire-drill. Chaos breaks as there is no leadership or plan in place to deal with an emergency. Valuable time is being lost every second it takes to regain control. Everyone is scared and communication with the outside world is limited. What do you do? How do you survive the potential disaster attacking your building? Who do you call?
Questions like these as well as many others need to be answered well before any kind of an emergency or natural disaster strikes. That is why an Emergency Ready Plan should be in place and be easily accessible to the right personnel. It’s important to understand that an emergency situation can occur at any given time, can be man-made or natural and can severely impact the continuity of business or living arrangements.
SERVPRO’s free Emergency Ready Plan, ERP for short, provides a home, school or business with a detailed report of the building, vital contact information as well as a secure, well-thought out plan of action in case of an emergency. Safety of life is the primary concern in any Emergency Ready Plan.
While disasters of any type cannot be completely avoided, knowing what to do during an unexpected situation can rescue your home, school, or business and return it to normal operations as soon as possible.
For more information, please feel free to give SERVPRO of Upper Bucks a call at our office, (215)-536-7989.