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Emergency Management

This Emergency Response Guide is designed to provide students, faculty, staff and visitors with a quick reference to emergency information in Davis School District. This guide will show you emergency information, instructions, contacts, safety and incident feedback, and emergency response plans.

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Emergency Contact Information

Building Controls

Maintenance Services

Utility Services

Risk Management

Organizing for Emergencies

Emergency Response Team (ERT)

An Emergency Response Team (ERT) is a group of people in a particular building who prepare for and respond to emergencies, such as a natural disaster or an interruption of business operations, while waiting for professional emergency resources to arrive. Emergency response teams are common in corporations as well as in public service organizations. This team is generally composed of specific members designated before an incident occurs.

  • Director or Department Heads: Principal, Assistant Principal, Administrative Intern

The District is coordinating Emergency Response Teams in every building. If your building does not currently have a recognized Emergency Response Coordinator, please discuss your interest with your Director, or Principal and contact Risk Management at 801-402-5144.



During the Quake

  1. DROP! to the ground.
  2. COVER! Get under a desk, table or chair, or against an inside wall. Stay away from glass.
  3. HOLD ON! until the shaking stops.


After the Quake

  1. CHECK for injuries. Do not move seriously injured persons.
  2. If the building is damaged - LEAVE - immediately!
  3. CONTACT your supervisor, if available.
  4. TUNE to KSL 1160 for up-to-date emergency bulletins.


Additional information:

See more earthquake preparedness information at:
Earthquaketrack.com/r/Utah/recent and Utah.gov/beready

Utility Failure

Call Building Controls at 801-402-7680

Fire or hazard suspected: Contact Police at 911
Leave Area

Suspected Natural Gas Leak:

  • Do not turn equipment, lights, etc. on or off
  • Leave Area
  • Contact Building Controls: 801-402-7680

Electrical Power Outage:

  • Follow area specific procedures for power failures - Contact Utility Services at 801-402-0246
  • Shelter in place - evacuate only if necessary, using flashlights or glow sticks

Flooding, Plumbing or Steam Line Failure:

HVAC system

  • No hazard suspected - Contact District Call Center at 801-402-5600



Activate Alarm & Proceed to Assembly Point

Small Fire

(trash can size or smaller)

  • If fire is verified, call 911
  • Alert people in the area
  • If trained, use fire extinguisher
  • Always maintain an exit path
  • Avoid smoke or fumes
  • Never attempt to extinguish a fire on your own, have a buddy

Large Fire

  • Alert people in the area
  • Activate fire alarm pull station
  • Close doors to confine fire
  • Evacuate to assembly point
  • Call 911
  • Do not use elevators
  • Have a person knowledgeable about the incident meet emergency response personnel
  • Do not re-enter building unless notified by District Risk Management

How to use a fire extinguisher

P  Pull the Pin  
A  Aim at the base of the fire
S  Squeeze the trigger
S  Sweep across the floor

If an extinguisher is used, contact Maintenance Services.

All fires, even small extinguished fires, must be reported to the Davis District Fire Marshal



Medical Assist: Injury / Illness


Seek Medical Attention

Call Police at 911


Early defibrillation is a critical component in treating sudden cardiac arrest. An Automatic External Defibrillator (also known as an Automated External Defibrillator or AED) is a type of computerized medical device. When properly placed on a person's chest, It can analyze the heart's rhythm and apply an electrical shock if needed. 

AEDs are typically located in areas that are easily accessed by both occupants and the public, such as lobbies and corridors. All AED locations are indicated by signage and most are in signed, designated cabinets. 



 Minor Injury / Illness

  1. Apply First Aid, if trained
  2. Obtain medical attention if necessary (see below)

For Faculty and Staff:

  1. Report the incident to your supervisor
  2. Consult Risk Management at 801-402-5144
  3. With your supervisor, complete form E-1: First Report of Injury


Major (Life-Threatening) Injury / Illness

  1. Activate Emergency Medical Services by calling 911

For Faculty and Staff:

  1. Report to Risk Management 801-402-5144 (Incident may need to be reported to OSHA within 8 hours)
  2. With your supervisor, complete form E-1: First Report of Injury


To obtain medical attention for minor injuries contact:

Layton WORKMED: 801-776-4444
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
2075 North University Park Blvd.
Layton, UT 84041

Mon.-Fri. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Sat. 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

FIRSTMED: 801-295-6483
Mon.-Sat. 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
1512 South 300 West #100
Bountiful, UT 84010

OGDEN WORKMED: 801-387-6150
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
1355 W Hinckley Dr.
Ogden, UT 84401


630 E Medical Dr.
Bountiful, UT 84010



Call the Utah Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 Free, confidential, expert poison help 24/7

Indoor Environmental Quality Concern

Call Building Controls: 801-402-7680


For strange or unusual odors that are not extremely strong or acutely irritating.

Access more information at www.airquality.utah.gov and health.utah.gov/asthma


For extremely strong or acutely irritating odors that are causing symptoms such as: burning, watering eyes, running nose, coughing, etc.

Leave the area and call Building Controls at 801-402-7680
Tell the person who answers the phone that the odor is extremely strong or acutely irritating. Be prepared to provide your name and contact information, describe your symptoms and the situation.


"I smell natural gas."

Contact Building Controls at 801-402-7680


"My office is too hot or cold."

Contact Davis District Call Center at 801-402-5600


"I can’t really smell anything but I have been experiencing symptoms which I think are due to my work space."

Contact Davis District Call Center at 801-402-5600

Active Shooter / Acts of Violence


Emergency: Call 911

Report: 801-402-7680

Security Situations

  • Report all suspicious or threatening activity immediately to 911
  • Be Aware of the location
  • Lock office doors, desks, etc. 
  • Secure personal belongings – never leave unattended
  • Wear your District ID at all times
  • Request identification of unknown persons in your area
  • Stay Alert


Acts of violence include any act where weapons or physical aggression is used against a person.

Active Shooter

You must first FIGURE OUT what your options are and then take action:

  1. RUN (Self Evacuation) - if possible, get out of harm’s way.
  2. HIDE (Locks, Lights and Out of Sight) - if getting out is not an option, close and lock doors where ever possible.
  3. FIGHT - if confronted by the shooter, do every thing possible not to be a victim.

For questions, comments or to arrange for in person training, please contact the Security Coordinator at 801-402-5498.


Workplace Violence

Definition: Any behavior, action or statement made by an individual or group directed toward another individual, or group, that is threatening or intimidating and causes any reasonable individual to fear for their safety and/or property.

Violence in the DSD environment will not be tolerated in any form.

Should workplace violence occur: Immediately notify your supervisor and Police at 911.


For students exhibiting concerning, disruptive or threatening behaviors:

In an emergency contact Police by calling 911. In a non-emergency call Student Services at 801-402-5159

Bomb Threat / Suspicious Package

Severe Weather




Dress for the season

  • Wear loose, light weight clothes in layers. Trapped air insulates.
  • Remove layers to avoid persperation and subsequent chill.
  • Outer garmets should be tightly woven, water repellent and hooded.
  • Wear a hat - half your body heat loss can come from your head.
  • Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
  • Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
  • Wear appropriate footware.
  • Try to stay dry.


Severe Weather

Weather emergency concerns for the Davis County area include high winds, heavy snows, and lightning. The Davis School District does not have an early warning system for weather emergencies. A weather emergency radio can be used to monitor changing weather conditions and act accordingly.

The information included here is intended to provide general guidelines for handling various weather emergencies.


High Winds

High winds can topple trees, outdoor equipment, and electrical lines and send construction materials and debris flying.

If you are inside:

  • Stay inside
  • Stay away from windows until the winds subside.

If you are outside:

  • Seek shelter in a building and stay away from windows.


Snow Storms

When a severe storm occurs and impacts campus, the Superintendent decides whether to cancel classes or whether personnel should leave work early. Personnel are notified through supervisory channels, District website, KSL, Facebook and Twitter. Please follow directions provided when notified to react to snow storms.

After an overnight storm, tune to KSL 1160



If you are outdoors during a storm follow the rule of “If you can see it, flee it; If you can hear it, clear it.” You should shut down outdoor activities when lightning is less than six miles away. Use a “flash to bang” (lightning to thunder) approach to calculate how far away the lightning is from your position where a count of five seconds equals one mile in distance. (10 sec. = 2 miles, 20 sec. = 4 miles, 30 sec. = 6 miles, etc.).

 If you find yourself caught in a storm away from a protected building

  • If possible get into a building or inside vehicle.
  • Avoid trees, flag poles, towers, and metal fences.
  • If caught in the open, stay low.

People who have been struck by lightning do not carry an electrical charge and are safe to assist. Apply first aid immediately if you are qualified to do so. Get emergency help promptly. If you need an ambulance, call 911.


Bio / Chem / Rad Spills




Minor Chemical/Biological Spill

  1. Alert people in immediate area of the spill
  2. Deny entry to spill area
  3. Avoid vapors
  4. Wear appropriate protective equipment 


Major Chemical/Biological Spill

  1. Attend to injured personnel and remove them from area
  2. Alert people in area to evacuate
  3. Immediately contact Risk Management at 801-402-5144. After hours contact Building Controls at 801-402-7680
  4. Close doors and deny entry to affected area(s)
  5. Have a person knowledgeable about the incident meet emergency response personnel


Radiological Material Spill

S  Stop the activity involving the radiological material
W  Warn people in the immediate area of the spill
I  Isolate the spill so the spread of contamination is limited
M  Minimize the spill


  1. Wearing appropriate protective equipment, follow lab procedures
    to clean spill area until contamination is no longer detected
  2. Monitor area, hands, feet, shoes, clothing, etc. for contamination
  3. Notify Risk Management at 801-402-5144

Shelter in Place




It is possible that during your time at Davis School District, you could receive an alert instructing you to shelter-in-place. 

Shelter-in-place incidents are usually weather related emergencies, they can be utility related. Be prepared to shelter for a matter of hours. When it is necessary to shelter-in-place, you will be safest by moving inside to a building space, above ground, that protects you from the danger. Try to avoid spaces with windows. Do not lock doors behind you as others may also need to shelter-in-place. The specifics of shelter-in-place procedures such as which locations in a building are the safest-depend on the type of weather emergency or natural disaster that is occurring. Follow instructions from an alert and emergency personnel.



If evacuation is necessary:

  1. Alert people in area to evacuate.
  2. Shutdown critical equipment if time permits
  3. Activate fire alarm pull station, when present
  4. Proceed calmly to assembly point – check in with supervisor
  5. Call 911 if life is threatened
  6. Have a person knowledgeable about the incident meet emergency response personnel
  7. Do not re-enter building unless instructed by emergency response personnel


Standard Response Protocol



Lockout logo

Return inside
Business as usual


Bring everyone indoors
Lock perimeter doors
Increase situational awareness
Business as usual
Take Attendance


Lockdown logo

Move away from sight
Maintain silence
Put your phone on silence
Do not open the door


Lock interior doors
Turn out the lights
Move away from sight
Do not open the door
Maintain silence
Take Attendance


Run hide fight logo

Follow teacher’s instructions
Put your phone on silence
Run toward the safest exit
Hide behind large objects
Anything in the room can be used as a weapon


Lead safety strategy
Maintain silence
Take attendance


Evacuate logo

Bring your phone
Leave your stuff behind
Follow instructions


Lead evacuation to location
Take attendance
Notify if missing, extra, or injured students


Shelter logo
Hazard Safety Strategy
Tornado Evacuate to shelter area
Hazmat Seal the room
Earthquake Drop, cover and hold on
Tsunami Get to high ground



Lead safety strategy
Take attendance

Link to classroom poster