Emergency & Safety Procedures

pdfSAU 16 Safety Program Manual (pdf)SAU 16 Safety Program Manual (pdf)

Emergencies are unexpected, unpredictable and take many forms. SAU 16 staff are trained in emergency procedures. Each school has thorough and customized emergency procedures and contact information that is posted in each building.

AlertNow is a new rapid communication system that was put into place in 2007 for all SAU 16 schools. pdf AlertNowFAQ.pdf about the system.

pdf ERCSD Chemical Hygiene Plan - May 2008 (pdf)

Links to other resources that provide helpful information on dealing with emergencies:


(Reprinted from the 2002 Emergency Public Information Calendar for Neighbors of Seabrook Station)

If you Have School Children
During an emergency, precautionary actions could be taken to ensure the safety and security of school children. These actions could include school closing or precautionary evacuation of schools. They could be taken before actions were needed by the general public.

If an emergency existed before the start of the school day, schools could be closed, as they are when there is the danger of a storm.

If schools were in session, students could be evacuated early. If so, responsible school officials would take the children to the reception center assigned to their school. The reception center for each school is the same as the reception center for the community in which the school is located (see below). Parents would meet their children at the reception center. To help the evacuation effort, you are asked not to go to your children’s school(s) to pick them up. You would be kept informed by radio broadcasts of the status of the transfer of school children to reception centers. Do not try to call the school. The telephone lines would be needed for official business.

City/Town Reception Center
East Kingston
Memorial High School,
South Porter Street,
or the adjacent
Southside Middle School on
South Jewett Street