What types of emergencies have occurred in your area? Is your early childcare education program in a flood zone? Do you experience severe weather events? Is there a history of violence in your community?
Use this checklist to assess what types of emergencies you could experience in your program and region. Consult with your state or local emergency-management office for emergency plans specific to your area: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohsepr/information-for-providers.
|Types of Emergencies||Yes||No||Maybe|
|Active Shooter/Violent Intruder|
|Winter Storm/Extreme Cold|
In addition to assessing what types of emergencies may occur, consider assessing your building and outdoor space to mitigate hazards in your environment, using the Mitigation Checklist.
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National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: September 29, 2023