Safety Planning Toolkit
The Washington State Legislature considers it to be a matter of public safety for public schools and staff to have current safe school plans and procedures in place, fully consistent with federal law.
Guide for Developing HQ School EOP Plans: At a Glance
Prepared by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools, this guide is the result of collaborative efforts among the USDOE, FEMA, Homeland Security, and several other federal agencies.
Download the guide.
LEA/District – School Building Safety Planning Crosswalk
Emergency Management Virtual Toolkit for Education Agencies Serving K-12 Schools
Introduction to the web tool for education agencies to use and disseminate to help with information, guidance, trainings, and tools on school emergency management in K-12 schools:
REMS TA Center EOP Interactive Tools
You will find interactive tools to support individuals and planning teams at schools, and school districts in assessing their knowledge of concepts fundamental to emergency management, and in creating and evaluating emergency operations plans (EOPs).
EOP Assist 2.0 Software
One of the interactive tools is EOP Assist, a web-accessible software application for state agencies, school districts, and schools to host on their own servers. It guides planning team members through a process which will result in the creation of a safety plan built on Federal guidelines for developing a high-quality school EOP. All plans developed through this tool will be both customizable and downloadable.
Three Parts of an EOP/Safety Plan
A standard format for a Safety Plan includes 3 sections. These sections should be tailored to meet the needs of individual districts and schools. The 3 sections are the Basic Plan, Functional Annexes, and Threat- and Hazard-Specific Annexes.
There are a variety of resources and web pages to assist schools, and school districts, with their safety planning and emergency management efforts.
Six Step Planning Process
- Step 1 - Form a Collaborative Planning Team
- Step 2 - Understand the Situation
- Step 3 - Determine Goals and Objectives
- Step 4 - Plan Development
- Step 5 - Plan Preparation, Review, and Approval
- Step 6 - Plan Implementation and Maintenance
Tutorials for Washington State Schools and Districts
Safety Planning Checklists and Templates
- Checklists for Schools Word
- Basic Planning Process and Outline PDF | Word
- Basic Planning Template PDF | Word
- Planning Team Worksheet PDF
- Quick Check & Templates PDF | Word
Contact the Safety Center