Emergency Preparedness Toolkit
APUAF EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND SAFETY TOOLKIT
This document, which is the result of a collective effort by APUAF and for the use of its member programs, is not a contractual document; the suggestions and recommendations it contains are only indicative and are intended to serve or facilitate the forward thinking of its members. APUAF cannot be held responsible for its content or use.
Ce document, issue d’un travail collectif de l’APUAF et à l’usage de ceux de ses programmes membres, n’est pas un document contractuel; les suggestions et recommandations qu’elle contient n’ont qu’un caractère indicatif destiné à servir ou faciliter la réflexion prévisionnelle de ses membres. La responsabilité de l’APUAF ne saurait être engagée sur son contenu ou son usage.
I. ORIENTATION AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
– Basics of personal / public safety in France (website city of Paris, safety apps, etc)
– Off site travel & student compliance
– General security information for travel in Europe
– Establishing clear communication channels with students: phone, email, social media, etc.
– How to conduct drills to simulate immediate threat or other emergencies
– Communicating with on-site instructors and staff
II. EVALUATING SEVERITY / NATURE OF EMERGENCY
– US State Department and STEP
– Reliable French sources (Press, government officials, social media, etc.)
– Review of Active Shooter protocols
– Fire safety
– Establish clear criteria/risk evaluation with local authorities and home campuses
– Example of evacuation plan (as detailed as possible)
III. IMMEDIATE RESPONSE AFTER TERRORIST ACTIVITY
– Most efficient way of contacting students
– Reaching students away from program site and managing fears
– What to do if a student is killed?
– If a person is injured or missing in an attack or just missing in general? Managing the rest of the group at the same time
– Speaking to host families, dorm staff, etc.
– Debriefing students on how to communicate with their parents
IV. POST-ATTACK CARE TO STUDENTS AND STAFF
– English-speaking Resources in Paris / Provinces
– Setting up group counseling sessions & how to encourage maximum participation
– Evaluation / Recognizing trauma symptoms
– Techniques to Calm Student and Assess Needs