Hosts Functional Exercise, continued
recent years, there have been acts of violence
and domestic terrorism involving schools
in Nevada and across the country. There have
also been a number of critical incidents
involving accidental and severe weather situations.
It has become quite clear that most schools
have not been previously prepared to deal
with many crisis situations. Bishop Manogue
Catholic High School has been steadily improving
its capabilities to deal with crisis situations
whether they are natural or man made.
To further enhance readiness, recent state legislation has directed that a
functional Emergency Operations Plan be developed for each school
and that the plan needs to be updated and revised yearly to address issues
that can be best dealt with at the school-site level.
Operations Plan is designed as a consistent
protocol, which will serve as a needed framework," Principal
Jaureguito added. "We believe that it
is important that public safety officials,
school employees, students, and parents/guardians,
be involved in the planning and response
Operations Plan serves as the standard protocol
for Bishop Manogue Catholic High School," Principal
year's exercise provided our administrators,
teachers, staff and students with a valuable
opportunity to work with local
area first responders, as well as exercise
Emergency Operations Plan, HTML preplan and
protocols," said Principal
Jaureguito went on to say, "This
is the second functional exercise that
place at our new school facility. I
feel we were even more prepared as a school than before because we now
have the HTML visualization preplan developed
by Visual Imagry.
This is a tool we can share with local
law enforcement and other first responders so they are provided with a virtual
tour of our 138,000 sq. ft. facility."
Some of the information
available within the HTML preplan includes protocol lists, aerial photographs,
maps, utility connections, photographs (classrooms, lounges, common areas,
and students), and site plans with evacuation routes,as well as staging
"After this year's exercise, we were sure that the HTML preplan data did
assist first response units at the command post," said Principal
Jaureguito. "The command post is where
tactical decisions and priorities may be determined based on the current
situation; and we provided them with a valuable tool - our HTML preplan."
The HTML preplan was created by Visual Imagry,
Inc., using VIPlanning® Software.
Jim Ongman, Director of Facility Operations developed
the Manogue HTML preplan.
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Photo Supplied by BMCHS.
feel we were even more prepared as a
than before because we now have the HTML
visualization preplan developed by Visual
Imagry. This is a tool we can share with
local law enforcement and other first responders
so they are provided with a virtual
tour of our 138,000 sq. ft. facility," said
Principal Tim Jaureguito.
of Web and Digital Education Achievement
to both the Washoe County School District
and Bishop Manogue Catholic High
School on their award in the 2007 national
Digital Education Achievement Awards program,
for excellence in disaster preparedness
in the “School District Information
Sharing and Communications Secure Web Site”.
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