Standard Response Protocol (SRP)

hold, secure, lockdown, evacuate, shelter
If an emergency happens at a school or an office, there usually is not much time to warn students, employees and guests about what is happening or what to do. That is why Edgewood Independent School District (EISD) has implemented the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) at all of its facilities.
All staff and students will be trained on how to respond to the Standard Response Protocols (SRP). Those four commands are:


Action: In your room or area. Clear the halls.

  • Clear the hallways and remain in room or area until the “All Clear” is announced.
  • Close and lock the door.
  • Do business as usual.


Action: Secure the Perimeter

  • Curtail all outside activities.
  • Consider moving students from portable classrooms.
  • Continue normal activities inside, but be alert for additional instructions.


Action: Lock, Lights, Out of Sight

  • Students are to be cleared from the halls immediately and to report to nearest available classroom.\
  • Assist those needing special assistance.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors-do not leave for any reason.
  • Leave all room and door windows uncovered.
  • Stay away from all doors and windows and move students to interior walls and drop.
  • Turn lights off in room.


Action: Follow Directions

  • Take the closest and safest way out as posted (use secondary route if primary route is blocked or hazardous).
  • Close classroom and office doors as you leave, but do not lock.
  • Take roll book or class roster for student accounting.
  • Assist those needing special assistance.
  • Do not stop for student/staff belongings.
  • Go to designated Assembly Area.
  • Check for injuries.
  • Take attendance; report missing students according to Student Accounting and Release procedures.


Action: Follow Directions

  • Shelter in Place; use in external gas or chemical release.
  • Severe Weather Safe Area; for use in severe weather emergencies, tornado, etc.
  • Drop, Cover and Hold; Use for imminent danger to building or immediate surroundings, such as a tornado touchdown.

    Hold, Secure, Lockout, Evacuate and Shelter
    Please watch this short video to better understand the Standard Response Protocol at schools.

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