SECURE vs Lockdown
SECURE VS. LOCKDOWN
SECURE (Previously in EPS this was referred to as a Lockout)
A SECURE response recovers all students from outside the building, secures the building perimeter, and locks all outside doors.
Examples of when this could be implemented:
Threat or hazard outside of the building
Dangerous events in the community
A vicious animal on the playground
While the Secure response encourages greater staff situational awareness, it allows for educational practices to continue with little classroom interruption or distraction.
An Emergency LOCKDOWN is initiated when there is a threat to the campus or school.
In the interest of student safety, Emergency Lockdown may be initiated while the nature of the threat is evaluated.
Staff are trained to lock classroom doors, shut off the lights, close the blinds, and to continually assess the situation. Schools have a button that activates an automatic PA announcement of the Emergency Lockdown message and releasing, closing and locking all controlled doors and restricting access to only specific individuals, notifying the alarm monitoring company and key personnel. Staff and students transition to run, hide, or fight based upon the situation presented.
Hold!: This is a purple symbol with and image of a white door with a purple cross going across the door. It represents the protocol for Hold!
Secure!: This is a blue symbol with an image of two white hands palms forward. It represents the protocol for Secure!
Lockdown!: This is a red symbol with an image of a white lock. It represents the protocol for Lockdown!
Evacuate!: This is a green symbol with three images of people holding hands. This represents the protocol for Evacuate!
Shelter!: This is an orange symbol with the image of a person under a roof. It represents the protocol for Shelter!