Guide to K-12 Emergency Management

Proven Strategies to Protect Your School

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4 Ways This Guide Helps You Design the Best School Emergency Management Approach

Develop an Approach

Learn what successful emergency management looks like for your school or district.

Prepare, Respond, Recover

Follow best practices that can keep your school—and everyone inside of it—safe.

Evolve as Needs Change

Understand how to adjust when new threats or legislation mandates emerge.


Choose the right partner to implement your system, thoroughly train your staff, and support you long-term.

“Raptor really is priceless. Honestly, it has given us freedom, peace of mind, and the ability to communicate more accurately with one another. Raptor is part of our everyday operations.”

West Aurora School District 129, IL


Download the Guide

Learn how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency

What's Inside

  • Chapter 1

    Meeting and Exceeding Expectations for Emergency Management
    Students, staff, guardians, and visitors expect the school to keep them safe. These expectations encompass manmade incidents like violence as well as natural dangers such as inclement weather and pandemics.

  • Chapter 2

    The Three Stages of Emergency Management
    Learn best practices to prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency.

  • Chapter 3

    Movements and Changes in K–12 Emergency Management
    Emergency management is not a static set of ideas or actions. New threats as well as political and legal developments make us reevaluate how we can keep students safe.

  • Chapter 4

    Implementing an End-to End Emergency Management System
    Take everything you learned in the guide into actual practices: tangible and actionable steps for you and your stakeholders.

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