Emergency Procedures

Lesson Title:  Emergency Safety while at Your Field Site

National Family and Consumer Sciences Standards:

1.0:  Career, Community and Family Connections

1.2.3:  Apply communication skills in school, community and workplace settings

1.2.7:  Analyze factors that contribute to maintaining safe and healthy school, work, and community environments.

4.0:  Education and Early Childhood Education, and Services

4.4.1:  Manage physical space to maintain a learning environment that is safe and healthy and encourages physical activity.

4.4.3:  Implement strategies to teach children health, safety, and sanitation habits.

4.4.7:  Demonstrate security and emergency procedures.

Common Core State Standards:

RST.9-10.3 :  Follow precisely a multi-step procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

SL.11-12.2:  Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.


Safety at school is the first and most important responsibility of school personnel.  Students will discuss their role in being alert for potential hazards and protecting others from dangerous situations.  The teacher will fill the legal requirement to train students on these issues prior to their internship.

Behavioral Objectives:

  • Students will write appropriate responses to a list of different safety situations they may encounter while at their internship.

  • Students will complete an activity promoting a specific safety practice of their choice.

  • Students will discuss and participate in demonstrations in the following safety drills – earthquake, fire, lockdown, etc.)

  • Students will create skits to share with the rest of the class demonstrating the proper procedures to use when at their internship field sites.

Time:  1 to 2 days

Materials Needed:

Before Teaching Lesson:

  • Review the General Safety for FCS Classroom handout

  • Make sure emergency information is clearly posted in classroom

  • Make sure First-Aid kit is visible and supplied for use

  • Make sure fire extinguisher is visible, inspected, and ready for use

  • Have safety phone numbers posted near telephone

Anticipatory Set:

  • As students enter the room give them one of the five emergency card Group Dividing Cards (earthquake, fire, flood, lockdown, tornado).  Using different emergency situations have students sit with students who have like emergency cards.

  • Brainstorm safety emergencies within their groups – discuss what the emergency was and how it was handled  – Teacher walks around room listening to the emergency situations

Instructional Content:

  1. Beginning the discussion with your students, explaining:  Safety is paramount in our country.  Nationwide surveys indicate safety is the number one concern of citizens and school employees.

  1. Discuss the examples of emergency situation given by students from their brainstorming activity.  Have each group share a couple of emergency situations – try to get a variety of situations which would include earthquake, fire, and lockdown if possible.

  1. Distribute and discuss each item on the General Safety Guidelines for Family and Consumer Sciences Students handout.

  1. Lead a classroom discussion in which the teacher trains students on the correct procedures to follow during emergencies using the Emergency Safety Procedure presentation – PowerPoint presentation.  During discussion encourage students to share experiences they might have had in working with children in an emergency situation.

  1. During Emergency Safety Procedure presentation have students complete the Emergency Safety Procedure Worksheet.  Students will use this handout as a review resource before taking the quiz over emergency safety.  This document will also be placed in their portfolio for the class.

  1. After PowerPoint presentation, students will create a skit to demonstrate to the rest of the class the proper procedures to use while at their internship field sites. (Give specific procedure safety sheet as a resource for the groups when working on their skits.) – Students could work on skits for rest of class period – might also give some time to finish up at the beginning of the next day.

  1. Students present skits to class!  Discuss at the end of each skit about the appropriate expectations for interns to have at the field site during emergency situation.

  1. Students take Emergency Safety Procedure Quiz or Socrative Quiz –  SOC-1961744 or Emergency Safety Procedure ONLINE Quiz (Student Link).  Students need to achieve 100% on safety quiz before participating at their internship.


Remind students that they will not have full responsibility for children, as that is the field site teacher’s duty, but they are expected to take reasonable actions to protect children.

Flipped Instruction/Independent Study Option:

Students may learn all of the lesson content online at KPCompass.com. The teacher may give the student the course code: VXMQNH9P  to enter they have logged onto the site. Then under “Washington State Safety Project” they can click on “Career, Family and Community Connections”, then pages 4-9 which provide content for earthquake safety, lockdown safety,  fire safety, tornado safety, flood safety” to learn the same information presented in the PowerPoint presentation and to take the associated quiz.

Teachers wishing to have their own class site on KPCompass will have instant access to all of their student progress.  For a free class site, please contact the webmaster at: Dawn_Boyden@lkstevens.wednet.edu.


Extended Learning:

Each student could use a 10” x 14” sheet of colored construction paper to illustrate a safety rule of their choice.  These could be used to provide weekly review of important information.  Show the class where the safety posters will be displayed and hang up one poster.  Each Monday, display a new safety poster to remind students of the continuing importance of safety awareness.

** Note in writing the date you taught this topic!!

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