Osceola County Emergency Services have established the following Security Levels for all Osceola County schools, businesses, and communities.
Emergency officials say this common framework allows response agencies, businesses, schools, and the community be on the 'same page' and greatly speed up initial response actions, notification messages, and communications.
OCES is asking residents to help in their ongoing safety efforts by knowing these levels and integrating them into your home and business emergency plans.
The levels are as follows:
LOCKED – EVERYONE INSIDE / EXTERIOR DOORS LOCKED
Used when there is an outside threat requiring basic security measures– consists of locking external doors and suspending outside activities. Site is ‘on watch’ but may conduct business within the building. Outside-No! / Hallways-OK / Rooms-OK
SECURE – EVERYONE SECURED IN INTERIOR ROOMS
Used during outside and/or inside threats requiring significant security measures – consists of locking external doors and limiting activities to inside locked areas. Site conducts all activities within secured areas and is in a heightened state of readiness. Outside-No! / Hallways-No! / Rooms-OK
LOCKDOWN – RUN, HIDE, FIGHT!
Used for active threats requiring maximum protection & response – all doors locked, rooms barricaded and staff ready to run hide fight. All activity is focused on response to the incident and will involve public safety response. Outside-No! / Hallways-No! / Locks, Lights, Out of Sight!
For further information or to request our 'Site Safety Toolkit', please contact Osceola County Emergency Management - firstname.lastname@example.org or your local law enforcement agency.