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Beattyville - Birthplace of Kentucky River (taken by C.Beach III)

Beattyville - Birthplace of Kentucky River (taken by C.Beach III)


Are you a first responder? Are your teachers and students first responders?

Traditionally, we think of police, fire, and rescue persons as first responders. But in reality, when there is an emergency situation at school, the students, teachers, principals and staff are the first responders. The first few moments after an incident has occurred are crucial. The actions of those on the inside could make all the difference in the outcome. It’s important that all involved parties know how to respond in each situation, keeping First Things First.


Are you a first responder?


To kick off this initiative, next week has been designated First Things First-Keeping Students Safe blitz week. Blitz week will be centered on SB8 and HB 354 which requires all schools to conduct emergency response drills during the first 30 days of school. If your school has not already conducted these drills, please consider holding these on Wednesday. Be sure to share photos with us. These will be used to promote school safety throughout the year.


Blitz Week Activities

The theme of the week is First Things First:

F – First Things First – Keeping Our Students Safe - Intro to School Safety Blitz Week (Monday)

I – Initiative – Practice now, Prepared later (Tuesday)

R –Resources - Key points for SB8/HB354 (Wednesday)

S – Safety – Being a First Responder, encouraging kids to step up and assist in times of emergencies (Thursday)

T – Top Priority – Your turn to be a First Responder – detailed activities for the year (Friday)


Watch your inbox each day next week for details.
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