The Standard Response Protocol - BIZ

Business and Institutions

A critical ingredient in personal safety is a standard response to any incident. Weather events, TM fire, accidents, intruders and other threats to personal safety are scenarios that institutions plan and train for.

Historically, institutions have taken this scenario-based approach to respond to hazards and threats. It's not uncommon to find a stapled sheaf of papers or even a tabbed binder in a desk that describes a variety of things that might happen and the specific response to each event.

This version of our flagship program, the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) focuses on staff training to address the issue of having occupants who may not be familiar with the SRP.

SRP is Action Based

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) is based not on individual scenarios but on the 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 - there are four specific actions that can be performed during an incident. When communicating these, the action is labeled with a "Term of Art" and is then followed by a "Directive." Execution of the action is performed by active participants and first responders.

  • Lockout is followed by the Directive: "Get Inside. Lock Outside Doors" and is the protocol used to safeguard students and staff within the building.
  • Lockdown is followed by "Locks, Lights, Out of Sight" and is the protocol used to secure individual rooms and keep students quiet and in place.
  • Evacuate is always followed by a location, and is used to move students and staff from one location to a different location in or out of the building.
  • Shelter is always followed by a type and a method and is the protocol for group and self protection.

Benefits

The benefits of the SRP become quickly apparent. By standardizing the vocabulary, all stakeholders can understand the response and status of the event. This common language is being taught to millions of students in the US and Canada. As these students enter the workforce or are in non school environments, having the same language and expectations provides a more conditioned response. Additionally, this protocol enables rapid response determination when an unforeseen event occurs.

The protocol also allows for a more predictable series of actions as an event unfolds. An intruder event may start as a Lockdown, but as the intruder is isolated, first responders might transition parts of the building to an Evacuation.

Tactics are
Intel Driven

What we plan is based on what we know.

 

But The Environment
Dictates Tactics.

What we do, is based on where we are.

 

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About the Materials

Downloadable versions of all materials are made available at no cost.
Optionally, you can purchase printed materials.

SRP BIZ - Operational Guidance

This is a general guide on incorporating the Standard Response Protocol within a business or institution's safety plan.

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SRP BIZ - Staff Handout

The Staff Handout describes the SRM in a single page.

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SRP BIZ Poster

The office poster gives staff and occupants a quick reference of the SRP terms and actions.

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SRP BIZ - Red Card/Green Card

We offer three different versions of the cards. Choose the one that fits your needs.

Red/Green/Med

Red/Green/Roster

Red/Green/Alert

SRP In Higher Ed

SRP In K Thru 12  

The Briefings

A National School Safety Symposium

July 8-11, 2018

About

This 3.5 day Symposium examines lessons learned from traumatic events and reveals new, preemptive school safety measures growing in multiple realms. The Symposium is designed to provide a number of takeaways that districts, departments and agencies can implement immediately. This is not open to the public, and attendees will be asked to show an agency or organization I.D. upon check-in.

Audience

Law enforcement, school personnel, victim advocates, mental health professionals, emergency and risk management staff, school safety teams and all first responders.

Speakers

Presenters include school administrators, law enforcement, criminal justice and school security administrators who have been involved in the response and recovery to school violence and other events.

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Peace

It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.

It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

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