The Safety & Risk Management staff responds to each emergency within the District. Using management procedures developed and used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the Safety staff establishes command for each incident. They establish communication between emergency services (fire, EMS and police), the school administrators, parents and the District's central administration.
In addition to responding to crisis situations the Safety & Risk Management staff writes the District's crisis response plans. They also work with the individual schools or the campus crisis plans. The District provides these plans to the fire departments, sheriff's department, constable's department, emergency medical services, and other county, city, state and federal agencies.
The Safety & Risk Management staff works throughout the year to anticipate hazards and to reduce the risk of a crisis developing.