ATTENTION KINDERGARDENS AND PRESCHOOLS...EMERGENCY PLANS ONLINE NOW...

We recently created a new online application for emergency plans – ChildSafe. It’s fully responsive, easy to use, and secure. Now it’s much easier for you to submit and update emergency plans. It’s also much easier to save or print updated records.

KENTUCK LAW REQUIRES...

By law, child care centers must have written plans in case of a natural or manmade disaster. Their plans should include reunification strategies and written records of performed fire, earthquake, and tornado drills.

When a young child needs to be evacuated from a center due to unexpected events, notifying parents and safely reuniting each child with an approved caregiver should be a top priority. It’s not enough that the staff members at child care centers or preschools know the emergency plan; parents need to know the plan too.

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RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.

If you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter attack, your survival plan doesn't have to be complicated. There are three things you could do: Run. Hide. Fight.

RUN

  • First and foremost,if you can get out, do.
  • Always try and escape or evacuate even if others insist on staying.
  • Encourage others to leave with you, but don't let them slow you down with indecision.
  • Remember what's important: you, not your stuff.
  • Leave your belongings behind and try to find a way to get out to safely.
  • Trying to get yourself out of harm's way needs to be your number one priority.
  • Once you are out of the line of fire, try to prevent others from walking into the danger zone and call 911.

HIDE

  • If you can't get out safely, you need to find a place to hide.
  • Act quickly and quietly.
  • Try to secure your hiding place the best you can.
  • Turn out lights, and if possible remember to lock doors.
  • Silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell phone.
  • And if you can't find a safe room or closet, try to conceal yourself behind large objects that may protect you.
  • Do your best to remain quiet and calm.

FIGHT

  • As a last resort,if your life is at risk, whether you're alone or working together as a group: Fight. 
  • Act with aggression.
  • Improvise weapons, disarm him.
  • And commit to taking the shooter down, no matter what.
  • Try to be aware of your environment.
  • Always have an exit plan.

Know that in an incident like this, victims are generally chosen randomly. The event is unpredictable and may evolve quickly. The first responders on the scene are not there to evacuate or tend to the injured. They are well trained and are there to stop the shooter. Your actions can make a difference for your safety and survival. Be aware, and be prepared. And if you find yourself facing an active shooter, there are three key things you need to remember to survive: RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.

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