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Standard Response Protocol

Solano County Office of Education has adopted the Standard Response Protocols (SRP) from the "I Love You Guys" Foundation for emergency response. This system offers a common lexicon and uniform, planned, and practiced response to any incident for safer schools.

SRP offers clear steps for administrators, staff, students and parents to follow in response to any given situation. Like the Incident Command System (ICS), SRP demands a specific vocabulary but also allows for great flexibility. The premise is simple, and the five specific actions below can be performed during an incident to improve response and campus safety.

hold, secure, lockdown, evacuate, shelter

When communicating these, the "Action" is called, and the "Directive" follows



"Hold" is followed by the Directive "In Your Room or Area" and is the protocol used when hallways need to kept clear of occupants.



"Secure" is followed by the Directive "Get Inside. Lock Outside Doors" and is the protocol used to safeguard people within the building.



"Lockdown". Followed by "Locks, Lights, Out of Sight". This is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep occupants in one place.



"Evacuate". May be followed by a location, and is used to move people from one location to a different location in or out of the building.


  "Shelter". State the Hazard and Safety Strategy for group and self protection.