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Emergency Response Procedures: Explosions

Advice on how to handle explosions at your district regardless of their cause. For more details on this and other crisis procedures, visit our publications page on the CSD Pool website for a free Emergency Response Procedures guide book.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Bomb Threats

This guidance is an excerpt from our Emergency Response Procedures flipbook. If you would like a free copy of this publication, visit csdpool.com/publications.php

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Emergency Response Procedures: Responding to Broken Pipes

Breaks in water pipes can occur suddenly at any time of the year, though most commonly in winter. No matter the weather outside, these events can cause tremendous damage to the inside of your facility.

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The Seven Elements of Successful Emergency Action Planning

For most of us, our familiarity with emergency evacuations goes all the way back to childhood. When the school’s fire alarm sounded, we lined up and moved outside in an orderly fashion as the teacher kept an eye on everyone. We may not have understood why the school sent us out into the cold every month or so, but the teachers and principal did.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Responding to Natural Gas Leaks

Natural gas is a relatively inexpensive and clean way of providing hot water and heat. If it leaks, however, it can present a tremendous danger to anyone in your facility and surrounding areas. A natural gas explosion can level a building, severely damage or spread fire to surrounding structures, and cause serious injuries and deaths.

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Safeguarding Against Spring Thaw Flooding and Storm Damage

Spring is now officially here, and as the warmer weather settles in to stay, the winter season’s snow can melt rapidly, pushing rivers and streams to the brink and dramatically increasing the risk of flooding.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Responding to Pandemic

Even though we often don’t think of flu season as being particularly dangerous, it’s certainly nothing to sneeze at. In fact, the CDC estimates that over the last 10 years, an average of nearly 33,000 people per year die from the flu in the United States alone.

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Preparing for the Next Tornado

There were 33 tornadoes in Colorado in 2012, and April is the peak month for tornado activity. These events can be hit or miss, but the damage that results can be catastrophic. Is your district prepared? Preparedness is key to keeping your district’s property, and more importantly your employees, safe from harm.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Managing a Mental Health Crisis

Emergencies can strike at any time without notice, our Emergency Response Procedures flip book will help your district manage these crises as they occur. Here’s an excerpt covering Mental Health issues.

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Managing Media During a Safety Incident

When disaster strikes, and the media comes knocking, do you know how to respond? Board members and managers are the first people reporters will want to interview, and the first who will be asked what went wrong and why. These are crucial opportunities to mitigate a problem before it explodes into a PR disaster.

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