Health and safety

FEH BOCES takes the safety of its students, staff and community very seriously.

S.H.E.L.L. Emergency Response Procedure

We use the S.H.E.L.L. Emergency Response Procedure to understand which protocol to follow in a potential emergency.

Shelter in Place

Shelter students and staff inside the building when it is safer inside the building than outside.

Ex: Gas leak, tornado

Hold in Place

Restrict movement of students and staff within the building while dealing with short-term emergencies.

Ex: Medical emergency, fighting


Evacuate students and staff from the building when it is safer outside than inside the building.

Ex: Fire, bomb threat, intruder


Secure all students and staff inside the building, away from outside danger.

Ex: Nearby armed robbery, fire close by


Immediate threat of violence. Secure students and staff inside locked classrooms.

Ex: Active shooter, intruder