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The Ohio Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Ohio School Safety Center within Ohio Homeland Security, has developed the K-12 School Hazardous Material Tabletop Exercise Toolkit. This toolkit was adapted from material provided by Cuyahoga County’s ReadyEx initiative.
Children spend about one third of their day at their school. They are most vulnerable when it comes to exposures to hazardous materials and hazardous substances in can be inadvertently or intentionally released causing harm to both the health of students and teachers alike. An event in February of 2020 sent 34 students and teachers to the hospital in Massachusetts.
This free exercise resource is designed to help primary and secondary school staff, first responders, and other partners prepare for and protect against a hazardous material incident.
This K-12 School Hazardous Material Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit, provides all of the materials and information necessary to easily plan and host a tabletop exercise.
The exercise covers three main objectives:
Exercise toolkit materials include:
To register and obtain immediate access to the K-12 School Hazardous Material Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Toolkit, you will be prompted to provide: your name, your organization, e-mail address and location. This information allows Ohio EMA to see who is accessing the toolkit, as well as where the material is being used. All of the materials in the toolkit to plan and facilitate a Hazardous Materials scenario tabletop exercise are available to download, free.