School may be out for the summer but school administrators all over the country are hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year. An important part of this preparation is checking in to make sure that your school is safe and prepared for any emergencies. This can include having an appropriate number of first aid kits and emergency preparedness supplies readily available throughout your school, not just in the nurse’s office. It can also include new exit signs, a reevaluated evacuation plan, staff training, inspecting, upgrading or replacing your school’s Fire and Emergency Response Alarm Systems.
When making safety preparations for your school it is essential to follow the guidelines laid out by your State Board of Education to make sure you are in compliance with state law so that you pass your Safety Inspections. Unfortunately, times are changing and state guidelines may not be exhaustive enough to provide the kind of protection your school might need.
In a world that sees an increase in school shootings each year, it is becoming more and more important to have an active shooter plan in place, this includes lockdown kits, evacuation supplies and stop the bleed kits. While it is terrible to ponder, studies show that the chances of survival can be drastically increased when alarm systems function, evacuation plans are in and first aid supplies are available to treat injuries.
The research behind providing Immediate Responders consistently shows that the right kind of First Aid supplies can mean the difference between life and death. In most school shootings, students or teachers are often the first responders on the scene — helping to disarm the shooter or pull their peers to safety. During these dangerous situations, having adequate emergency kits readily available can slow bleeding or cover a wound until paramedics arrive.
At LifeSecure our mission is to make “Every Life Secure”, and we have years of experience providing school administrators with a variety of safety options for their classrooms. Some of our key school kits include: