Reevaluating School Emergency Plans & Lockdown Procedures

Web_SideHeadJoin us on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, for the 2016 Keeping Kids Safe SymposiumReevaluating Emergency Plan and Lockdown Procedures, at Berks County Intermediate Unit Main Office from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Our intended audiences are school teams of administrators, counselors, psychologists, nurses, SAP, emergency response and incident command team members. In addition, we’ve invited elected officials, mental health and community partners as well as first responders including law enforcement officers, fire officials, and emergency medical services personnel. This is a free seminar. Educators may earn 4 Act 48 hours.

Each day, Berks County schools are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for approximately 70,000 elementary and secondary school students. Lessons learned from school emergencies across the nation highlight the importance of preparing school officials and first responders to implement sound emergency operations plans. By having plans in place to keep students and staff safe, schools play a key role in taking preventative and protective measures to stop an emergency from occurring or reduce the impact of an incident. They also work with their community partners and governmental organizations that have a responsibility in the school emergency plan to provide a cohesive, coordinated response. This year’s symposium is designed to provide educators with the latest research, tools, and resources that will result in sound emergency plans for schools.


7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.
Dr. Jill Hackman, Executive Director, BCIU
DA John T. Adams, Berks County District Attorney

8:15 a.m.
Reevaluating Emergency Plans and Lockdown Procedures – Lockdown Experts, Division of SIS

10:30 a.m.
Hazards Vulnerability Analysis- Berks County Emergency Services

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Team Debrief and Closing


If you are an educator, please use My Learning Plan to register and earn Act 48 hours.* If you are not an educator, register by contacting Lori Gerber at 610-987-8421 or by email at If registering by email please include your name, business or affiliation, and phone number. Registration Deadline is Monday, September 26, 2016.

*Please see My Learning Plan for further details on out-of-county fees; and ADA, cancellation, and inclement weather policies. 

Sponsored by Berks County Intermediate Unit and the Berks County District Attorney’s Office.