Child Care Center Disaster Response Handbook



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Fire Alarm/Emergency

If smoke or fire is seen or if there is another emergency requiring evacuation:


  • Activate fire alarm if not sounding.

  • Evacuate children, visitors, and staff (follow Building Evacuation procedure in this plan); drop and crawl to avoid smoke and close doors behind you; take the following items with you:

      • disaster supplies which are stored (where)

      • class/staff attendance sheets and visitor sign-in sheets (where)

      • children’s emergency and medical information/supplies (where)

      • cell phone, if available.

  • Call 911 from outside the building.

  • Take attendance.

  • Director or staff member will check area of concern and use fire extinguisher if safe to do so.

  • Have the following items ready for police and fire personnel:

  • If it is determined that the building is unsafe, move children to alternate site location; follow Site Evacuation procedure in this plan.
  • Director/Designee will notify parents of evacuation and alternate site location, if applicable.


  • Director/Designee will report incident to licensor at earliest convenience.

  • Director/Designee will complete a written incident report at the earliest opportunity; incident reports are stored (where).

  • All parents will be notified of incident.



Gas Leak


**All staff should know where the main gas valve is for your facility, prior to any emergency**

If gas odor is detected:




  • DO NOT activate the fire alarm system or any other electrical equipment.

  • Notify center Director/Designee.

  • Evacuate children and staff (see Building Evacuation procedure in this plan) and close doors behind you but leave a window open; take the following items with you:

      • disaster supplies which are stored (where)

      • class/staff attendance sheets and visitor sign-in sheets (where)

      • children’s emergency and medical information/supplies (where)

      • cell phone, if available.

  • Call 911 from outside the building.

  • Move children to a designated area no less than one block from the child care. This location is (describe location).

  • Take attendance.

  • If possible, turn gas off with the wrench stored (where wrench is stored).

  • Have the following items ready for police and fire personnel:

      • Location of leak, if known

      • Number of children in care, staff, volunteers, and visitors

      • Knowledge of anyone remaining in the building

      • Floor plan and internal systems information.


  • Director/Designee will notify parents immediately if evacuation looks to be long term or if children are moved to alternate site location; if necessary to move to the alternate site location, follow Site Evacuation procedure in this plan.

  • Director/Designee will report incident to licensor at earliest convenience.

  • Director/Designee will complete a written incident report at the earliest opportunity; incident reports are stored (where).

  • All parents will be notified of incident.



External Hazardous Materials Accident


  • Call 911 immediately; have staff initiate the Shelter-in-Place procedure in this plan unless directed to do otherwise by emergency personnel via the dispatcher.

  • Have the following items ready for police and fire personnel:

      • Location and description (liquid, gas) of hazard, if known

      • Number of children in care, staff, volunteers, and visitors

      • Floor plan and internal systems information.

  • Follow instructions given by responding agency for either Shelter-in-Place procedure or Building and Site Evacuation procedure in this plan.

  • If evacuated, call on transportation resource to take children and staff to alternate child care site; our transportation resource is (describe – could be your own center’s vehicles, staff cars, parents who work nearby, etc.).

  • Notify parents of move to alternate site location.
  • If Shelter-in-Place occurs, and media attention is significant, call parents to let them know of situation.


  • Director/Designee will report incident to licensor at earliest convenience.

  • Director/Designee will complete a written incident report at the earliest opportunity; incident reports are stored (where).

  • All parents will be notified of incident.


Internal Hazardous Materials Accident


  • In the event a person comes into direct contact with a suspected hazardous material, follow safety precautions posted on-site or listed on the container. Call 911 or the hospital emergency room for additional instruction. Contact poison control center for common household product poisonings.

  • Call 911 if not already done so.

  • Director/Designee will report incident to licensor at earliest convenience.

  • Director/Designee will complete a written incident report at the earliest opportunity; incident reports are stored (where).

It is strongly suggested that all potentially hazardous materials be removed from within the center. Household toxic chemicals should be stored separately, locked up, and stationary so as not to fall over in the event of an earthquake.





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