Emergency Response Protocols

Emergency Response Protocol
  • Broward County Public Schools, in conjunction with The I Love You Guys Foundation, will move to the use of the STANDARD RESPONSE PROTOCOL. The purpose of the transition to plain language is to ensure all internal and external communication between emergency responders is clearly understood.   


    HOLD - Purple Icon, in an emergency stay in your room, office or area  HOLD!
     In your room, office or area. Clear the halls.

     Occupants 

    • Clear the hallway and remain in room or area until the "All Clear" is announced.

     Staff

    • Account for occupants and staff
    • Do business as usual 

    SECURE - Blue Icon - Get inside. Lock outside doors  SECURE!
    Get Inside. Lock outside doors.

     Occupants 

    • Return inside
    • Do business as usual

     Staff

    • Bring everyone indoors
    • Lock outside doors
    • Increase situational awareness
    • Account for occupants and staff
    • Do business as usual 

    LOCKDOWN - Red Icon - Locks, lights, out of sight.  LOCKDOWN!
    Lock, lights, out of sight.

     Occupants 

    • Move away from sight
    • Maintain silence
    • Do not open the door
    • Prepare to evade or defend

     Staff

    • Lock interior
    • Turn out the lights
    • Move away from sight
    • Do not open the door
    • Maintain silence
    • Account for occupants and staff
    • Prepare to evade or defend
    • Activate Alyssa's Alert / Call 911

    EVACUATE - Green Icon - A Location may be specified  EVACUATE!
    (A location may be specified)

     Occupants 

    • Evacuate to specified location
    • Bring your phone
    • Instructions may be provided about retaining or leaving belongings

     Staff

    • Lead evacuation to specified location
    • Account for occupants and staff
    • Notify if missing, extra, or injured people.

    SHELTER - Orange Icon - Hazard and safety strategy.  SHELTER!
    Hazard and safety strategy.

     Occupants 

    • Tornado - Evacuate to shelter
    • Hazmat - Seal the room
    • Earthquake - Drop, cover, and hold
    • Tsunami - Get to high ground

     Staff

    • Lead safety strategy
    • Account for occupants and staff
    • Notify if missing, extra, or injured people.

Contact Information

  • Emergency Management

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-3570

    Fax: --

    TTL: --

    Phone: --

    Toni Barnes

    Task Assigned Manager of Emergency Management

Important Links

  • Broward Emergency Management

    American Red Cross

    Ready.gov

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    Alyssas Alert Flyer