Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Teenage Mutant Incident Commanders

It's articles like this that give me hope for the survival of our nation. Some one at the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning (RMSEL) in Colorado thought outside the box and taught the Incident Command System (ICS) to students. Usually, only overly stodgy adults, like school principals and teachers, learn about Incident Command. Not kids! Here's some of what happened:
In a scenario worthy of professional envy, the team managed to shepherd hundreds of their fellow students, Kindergarten through 11th grade, off the school grounds to a nearby park. They even identified a missing fourth grader who had been “locked” in a lab two minutes into the exercise. Everyone was back in school within 13 minutes.

Read Disaster Research 546 — May 6, 2010 for the full article.

No comments:

Post a Comment