On the North Shore we are well aware of that we need to be prepared in the event of a "worst case scenario" emergency.
At Carisbrooke we have in place a School Emergency Plan, plus supplies and equipment for our students and staff.
We also carry out mock evacuations each year.
SCHOOL EMERGENCY PLAN
The number one priority is the safety and care of the Carisbrooke students and staff. The School Emergency Plan provides direction during an event, but supplies and equipment are essential for successful implementation of the plan. The school and CPAC Emergency Preparedness Committee have worked closely in past years to ensure we stay ready to deal effectively with emergency situations should they arise.
The role of the CPAC is to provide support through resources such as shelter, first aid, food, and water during an emergency. CPAC supported supplies and equipment are maintained in two locations, namely in the classroom and in the container located on the school field. The classrooms have 'grab-and-go' kits containing survival and first aid items. All other items are stored in the container. For a snapshot of the supplies and equipment, click here.
We ask parents of Carisbrooke students to provide a Comfort Kit (see above sample) at the beginning of the school year which can be placed in the student's classroom. A Comfort Kit list is available here. The above sample is also available to view on top of the white CPAC box across from the school's main office.
As part of the Comfort Kit, we ask parents to write a letter to their child. A sample, or ideas on what to write, can be find here.
CPAC aims to raise awareness of Emergency Preparedness in part, by supporting school driven activities like mock evacuations. The Evacuation Plan has stations set up on the school field. Tents, supplies and equipment are stored by station and can be quickly distributed. In the event of an evacuation the field layout would look like this, and the visual set-up would look like this.
The NVSD44 has information on Emergency Management and Response for the School District. Click here for more information, plus here for important information you can pin-up at home.
You, as a member of the community, can register for the Rapid Notify Emergency Notification System which will delivery a simple voice message, text or email to notify you of an emergency situation relevant to the North Shore. It is used by the Police, Fire or Emergency Operations Centre (NSEMO) to communicate as quickly as possible in an emergency. You can access this system through the North Shore Emergency Management Office (NSEMO).
Prepared BC is British Columbia's one-stop-shop for disaster readiness information.