Communication is critical in the aftermath of a natural or manmade disaster, the ability to effectively communicate is key in minimizing the impact on students, staff and site activities; and resolve incidents more quickly. Here are just a few ways to enhance communication in schools to reduce the likelihood of emergencies and critical incidents.
· Analyze and revise your schools Emergency Response Plan every year.
· Collect and update current emergency contact information for your school community, avoid unnecessary setbacks in recovery efforts.
· Request multiple contact information including cell, landline numbers, email addresses and social media.
· Integrate more Social Media channels for alerts involving the public.
· Schedule prewritten messages to be sent to the school community at regular intervals throughout the year.
· Test the emergency response and evacuation procedures on at least an annual basis, including announced or unannounced tests.
· Message Sender supports you to establish and maintain an ongoing Emergency command center to oversee disaster risk reduction and preparedness.