School Preparedness

Our goal is to support schools in their responsibility to educate and train students and staff in effective disaster preparedness behaviors.

Is your school ready? Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction offers a School Safety Center that provides resources to schools and parents on a broad spectrum of safety related topics including emergency preparedness, threat assessment, school mapping and pandemic preparedness.

The Emergency Management Division is also able to provide the following School Earthquake Videos. To request a copy, email:

  • Drop, Cover & Hold: Elementary School
  • Drop, Cover & Hold: Middle and High School
  • Earthquakes: Preparing Your Classroom
  • Washington: Earthquake and Tsunami Safety: Grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-12