Schools and Daycare
- American Red Cross Launches National Ready Rating™ Program
- The American Red Cross (ARC) launched a newly designed website, ReadyRating.org, to help businesses, schools and other
organizations better prepare for emergencies. The announcement was made at an event involving business, education and government
leaders at Red Cross national headquarters in Washington DC. Ready Rating™ is a free, self-paced, web-based membership program
that helps a business or school measure how ready they are to deal with emergencies, and gives customized feedback on how they can improve their efforts. Schools and businesses may face a number of emergencies that could disrupt their operations, ranging from natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods to outbreaks of illness such as the flu. The Ready Rating Program can help them feel more confident about the safety of their employees or students. See the ARC press release for more information.
School Non-structural Protection Guide
School Retrofit addresses nonstructural retrofit of older schools. Spearheaded by Seattle School District, the Nonstructural Protection Guide is what the school retrofit training program is based.
For any questions or more information on how to launch a similar program in your school district, please call (206) 615-0288.