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Tanya Hartman
45 Candleberry Drive
Queensbury, NY 12804
(802) 236-5899
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The Ridge School

Emergencies at Home

Preparing for emergencies at home is the best way to help ensure that you and your family are ready to react quickly and correctly when an emergency does occur. The Red Cross recommends that each family should:

  1. Know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in their community.
  2. Have a family disaster plan and have practiced it.
  3. Have an emergency preparedness kit.
  4. Discuss the kit and how it should be used with each member of the family.
  5. Have at least one member of my household trained in first aid and CPR/AED
  6. Have an evacuation plan.
  7. Be informed and read through appropriate disaster and emergency guides, which are available through the Red Cross.

At the Ridge School, we further recommend that each family have a list of emergency contacts posted somewhere visible and easily accessible. Having the list on the refrigerator door can be one good location but, wherever it is, make sure that each member of the family knows where the list is and how to use it in an emergency. If you have a serious emergency at home, do not hesitate to call 911. Make sure that your children know how to call 911, too.

If you have an emergency at home that will affect your child's attendanace at The Ridge School, please do let us know in advance, if possible. However, taking the proper steps to handle the emergency should always be your first priority

Emergencies at School

Here's what we will do if we have an emergency at the School:

  1. First, identify which emergency plan is called for. We have multiple emergency plans in place for use in different emergencies.
  2. If an emergency evacuation is called for, we will follow the evacuation routes that are posted throughout the School.
  3. Call 911 or contact the appropriate emergency personnel, depending on the nature of the emergency. If a child has a medical emergency, we will contact his or her medical doctor or 911, depending on the nature of the emergency.
  4. As soon as we have taken the appropriate steps to protect and preserve the safety of the children and the School's personnel, we will notify parents of the emergeny.

Additionally, we practice fire drills and evacuation procedures monthly, during which we practice exiting through both primary and secondary exit. Twice a year, we practice a shelter-in-place drill.

Our staff is happy to discuss emergency preparedness and appropriate emergency actions with parents and families at any time.