EMERGENCY PROTOCOLS AT NORTH QUEENS

The NQCS SAC has requested that we communicate to parents, guardians and the school community what our emergency protocols are. An emergency is defined as an abnormal situation which, in order to limit danger to property or environment, requires prompt action beyond normal procedures.  Examples may include fire, explosion, dangerous individuals, and bomb threat.

There are 4 primary response measures that we may take as a school.  They are:
1. Evacuation: leaving the building in response to a danger inside the building
2. Lockdown: securing and concealing individuals in response to a danger inside the building
3. Hold and Secure: controlling access to the building in response to a danger external to the building
4. Relocation: moving away from the building to another location