A major emergency may occur anytime or anywhere. It may be a natural disaster
such as flood, earthquake, severe winds or tornado. It may be an accidental
disaster such as a chemical spill, fallen aircraft, a fire or industrial
explosion. It could also be an intentional disaster such as a bomb scare,
violence, arson, or nuclear attack. In any time of general disaster, lives can
be saved if people are prepared for the emergency and know what actions to take.
The objectives of this guide are:
This guide should be read and understood well in advance of any possible
disaster, so that responses to various situations will be quick and effectual.
It is hoped that this emergency plan will never have to be put in action, but if
the use of this plan saves just one person from injury or death, it will have
been worth the effort.
I endorse this plan, and advise all MCOE personnel to be familiar with the
policies and procedures addressed.
LAWS AND STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES
THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL...
DIRECTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS WILL...
TEACHERS AND OTHER CERTIFICATED PERSONNEL WILL...
CUSTODIAL/MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL WILL...
SECRETARIAL AND OFFICE PERSONNEL WILL...
AIR POLLUTION EPISODES
"Air pollution episodes" occur when the level of air pollution is harmful to
public health. Air pollution episodes are declared by the San Joaquin Unified
Air Pollution Control District. Episodes are categorized from less to greater
severity in stages "1," "2," and "3." Strictest adherence to the following
guidelines should be observed during stage 2 or 3 episodes. During episodes, the
following precautions shall be observed:
UPON RECEIVING A BOMB THREAT BY TELEPHONE OR OTHER MEANS:
UPON DISCOVERY OF A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE, BOX, OR STRANGE DEVICE:
EARTHQUAKE - IF INSIDE THE BUILDING
EARTHQUAKE - IF OUTSIDE THE BUILDING
AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE...
The purpose of any evacuation is to empty a building or area of all occupants
as quickly and safely as possible. When the order is given to evacuate,
occupants should proceed to the designated assembly point(s) shown on the site
evacuation map. (See specific site evacuation map, as applicable).
EXPLOSION OR THREAT OF EXPLOSION
The following steps should be taken in the event of an explosion or threat of
explosion, such as those by leaking gas or a faulty boiler within a building:
The possibility of flood in this area is improbable, but possible if local
reservoirs fill beyond capacity, or should other sources create flooding. The
site administrator or designee shall be responsible for seeing that students and
staff are in a safe area. Depending upon the nature of the flood the following
actions will be taken, as appropriate:
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ACCIDENT
This could include tank truck or train accidents involving toxic gases, or
other release of hazardous materials.
MILITARY ATTACK BY FOREIGN NATION
TAKE COVER SIGNAL - ATTACK IMMINENT:
SEVERE WINDSTORM OR TORNADO
The National Weather Service can usually forecast windstorms to a high degree
of accuracy. If time and conditions permit, students and staff may be released
to go home prior to the emergency. However, if a tornado or high winds develop
during school or work hours with little or no warning, the following emergency
procedures will be followed:
VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS - THREAT OF VIOLENCE
IF VIOLENCE HAS OCCURRED:
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
MERCED COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
632 West 13th Street
Merced, CA 95341