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Standard Response Protocol

Standard Response Protocol

The Standard Response Protocol is a synthesis of common practices in use at a number of districts, departments and agencies.  Standard Response Protocol is not a replacement for any school safety plan or program. It is simply a classroom response enhancement for critical incidents, designed to provide consistent, clear, shared language and actions among all students, staff and first responders.

As a standard, SRP is being adopted by emergency managers, law enforcement, school and district administrators and emergency medical services across the country. Hundreds of agencies have evaluated the SRP and recommended the SRP to thousands of schools across the US and Canada.

lockout logo lockdown logo evacuate logo

shelter logo reunify logo

 

In order to further explain the use of the Standard Response Protocols within DoDEA schools, the following visual training aids have been authorized by DoDEA.

Audience:  K-5
Audience:  6-12 and Staff

It is important that all public safety officials, school administrators, communication officers, and members of the media understand and use a common terminology. For parents, understanding the terminology may ease fears and concerns during an incident.

Directed when there is a threat or hazard outside the school. Whether it is due to violence or criminal activity or a dangerous animal on the playground, a lockout uses the security of the physical facility as a protective measure.

  • No students allowed outside of buildings and/or portable classrooms (no P.E., recess, etc.).
  • All building exterior doors are closed and locked.
  • Where possible, classroom activities will continue uninterrupted.

Directed when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building. From serious altercations to intruders to active shooter situations, lockdown uses classroom security to protect students and staff from the threat.

  • All students stay in place with a teacher or staff member.
  • Students and teachers remain in locked classrooms, locating “safe zones” within each classroom.
  • No one enters or exits the school, except law enforcement or incident response personnel.

Implemented when there is a need to move students from one facility to another.

  • Officials conducting or supervising evacuation will vary based on the school and incident taking place.
  • Students will proceed to designated evacuation area. If separated from their class, students should join any evacuation line and identify themselves to the teacher in their group after arriving at the evacuation site.

Shelter is called when the need for personal protection is necessary. This may include events such as a tornado, earthquake or hazardous material spill.

  • Shelter strategies may include evacuate to a shelter area, seal the room or drop and cover.
  • Schools will identify potential shelter situations and designate specific responses, as appropriate.

If school or installation officials require that a school building be evacuated, students and staff members will be safely transported to a designated parent-student reunification location. Parents will be informed of the reunification location based upon local operating procedures. At the reunification location, students will be released to their parents upon presentation of proper identification.

DoDEA does not release this type of specific information in advance due to force protection and student safety consideration. Also, during emergency situations, circumstances could arise that might force changes to previously designated locations.

Lockdown Drill Guidance
What to do during a lockdown drill at your school
 
SRP K12 Operation Guidelines 2015
Standard Response Protocol guidance for Schools, Districts, Departments and Agencies
 
SRP K12 Poster v2.1
What to do in an emergency
 
SRP K12 Student Parent Handout v2
Standard Response Protocol handbook for students and parents
 
SRP K12 Teacher Guidance
Standard Response Protocol guidance for teachers
 
SRP PK-2 Curriculum Workbook
The Standard Response Protocol for Pre-K to 2nd grade

Student Antiterrorism Awareness Videos

DoDEA Level I Antiterrorism Video Training with their class one time per year. But this Web site exists so you can hunt around for the highlights you want to commit to memory!

If you missed some of these clips in class, click on any of the links below.

Elementary to Middle School Students
Middle School to High School Students

Suspicious Behavior

Report suspicious behavior to a teacher, principal, counselor, or law enforcement officer. 

Read Something, Hearing Something, See Something, Say Something.