One critical aspect of crisis response is accountable reunification of students with their parents or guardians in the event an unexpected release is necessary. The Standard Reunification Method provides school and district safety teams, public safety, and emergency managers proven methods for planning, practicing and achieving a successful reunification.
Successful planning and implementation will also demand partnerships with all responding agencies participating in a crisis response. The Standard Reunification Method Reunification Exercise (SRM-REx) gives you all of the tools necessary to conduct a successful exercise.
Reunification Exercise in a Box
SRM-REx brings our team to your community to work with all of the stakeholders in a focused classroom training, tabletop exercise, and functional demonstrations and exercises to prepare organizations to conduct an actual reunification of students with their respective parents or guardians.
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
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Hands on. Two days.
The Standard Reunification Method – Reunification Exercise is intended to show emergency response personnel what capabilities there are for handling, organizing, and re-unifying the staff and students that have experienced an emergent event that was manmade, technological, or natural. Some of the exercise material is intended for exclusive use for certain emergency response disciplines, district staff, or specific exercise players.
What they are saying
I was not comfortable, prior to the exercise, to run a reunification. The exercises and practice made the process tangible and I feel able to run the process.
Great work by all. Organized and efficient.
Very motivated and exceptional speakers. Thank you.
Great class as usual from the “I Love U Guys” Foundation.
We’ve got some work to do
Planning and executing a functional exercise takes some work. And, there is a little wrangling, a little sweating, and an occasional surprise. We’ve done it before even if you haven’t, and we can help get it done.
When we’re done, everything you need to do it again is here.
Planning & Logistics
It all starts with a plan. Where is classroom training going to occur. Where is the exercise. Then we work with you to get right people in the mix.
Day One, The Classroom
Classroom training starts with the SRP/SRM Half Day Workshop. The afternoon continues with Crisis Communication and interactive audience-based demonstration of how the process works.
Day Two, Showtime
The exercise starts fast after the safety briefing and introductions. Rapid game play quickly establishes teams and fosters ice-breakers. (Totally non-awkward, BTW.)
Then do it Again
At the end of the day, you have the skills, materials and plans to do it again.
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Get Your Steps In
There’s a little bit of effort over the course of the day. You might end up with a few extra steps.
Magical Force Field Tape
You call it caution tape. We have a different name for it. Bottom line, we stage the exercise just like the real deal.
The Whole Day
While we schedule the day from 8:30 – 16:30 (4:30pm), the last hour we reserve just in case we need it. We usually wrap by 15:30 (3:30pm).
A Parent’s Guide to Reunification
Angie Wineland, Emergency Preparedness Manager at Adams 12 Five Star Schools, shared what parents need to know about the reunification process. This is a great video to send out to parents in your district!
Download the Video
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Downloadable versions of all materials are made available at no cost. Optionally, you can purchase some printed materials.
REx Reunification Exercise
The Reunification Scenarios Instruction and Exercise Guide details what to expect from the Reunification Exercise, including the exercise plan and who and what should be involved.
REx Box Manifest
Itemized list of everything included in the REx Box. There are enough materials in the box for a couple of additional exercises beyond the REx training.
ID’s Layout Updated
The purpose of this exercise is to establish student and parent actors. The artifice used are Identification Cards that correspond to unique student parent relationships.
Role ID Badges
Standard Reunification Method Role ID Badges for all roles involved in the process. Badges include a brief description of the duties that belong to the role.
Job Action Sheets
The job action sheets detail the roles and duties of reunification team members.
Signage to use when staging the reunification site during an exercise and an actual reunification event.
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