Hamden Public Schools District Policies

6114 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness 

The Board of Education recognizes its obligation to students, staff and the community to be prepared to deal with various emergencies as they arise, ensuring to the greatest extent possible the safety of District students, staff and visitors. 

All employees of the school system are responsible for doing everything in their power to promote the safety of all of the students at all times. 

District staff shall be prepared to respond immediate]y and responsibly to any combination of events which threaten to result in a disaster when it occurs. 

The Superintendent shall develop and maintain an emergency preparedness plan which shall make provisions for handling a variety of foreseeable emergencies, including terroristic activity. The emergency plan shall be kept current. Governmental agencies and bodies vested with the responsibility for directing and coordinating emergency services on local and state levels shall be included in the preparation and implementation of the plan. 

The plan shall specify procedures to be taken in the District in the event of an emergency. As appropriate, the Board shall enter into cooperative agreements with other governmental entities to assure proper coordination and support during emergencies. 

The administration shall require the Building Principal to maintain procedures for fire, civil defense, and other emergencies, in accordance with the District's plan and to insure the maintenance of the fire alarm system and regular and emergency exits of all buildings. 

First Aid 

At least two (2) staff members in each school site should hold current first aid and/or CPR certification in addition to the school nurse. 

(cf. 5141.6 -Crisis Prevention/Response) 
{cf. 5142-Student Safety) 
(cf. 6114.1 -Fire Emergency/Drills) 
(cf. 6114.3 -Bomb Threats) 
(cf. 6114.6-Emergency Closings) 

Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes 

10-221 Boards of education to prescribe rules

10-231 Fire drills

52-557b Immunity from liability for emergency medical assistance, first aid or medication by injection. School personnel not required to administer or render.


Policy adopted:  April 2000

Policy revised:  May 11, 2004

Hamden Public Schools     Hamden, Connecticut