Schools and Disaster Planning
Dynes, Russell R.
Quarantelli, E. L.
Disaster Research Center
While the educational system is an integral part of the total community system, it is seldom involved in community disaster planning. In addition, in traditional community disaster planning, educational personnel are often only incidentally involved in the planning process. The position we take hear is that educational systems have important reasons to become involved in disaster planning. The schools’ involvement in disaster planning should extend beyond enacting simple sets of protective actions suggested by other sources. Such involvement requires the thinking out of implications of disasters for the schools themselves as well as the understanding of how the educational system relates to other community structures which must respond to the disasters.
disaster planning , community disaster , educational system