Idaho: Minidoka school staffers get emergency backpacks

Idaho: Minidoka school staffers get emergency backpacks

Nov 6, 2018 – The district purchased 300 emergency response backpacks and 240 two-way radios.

RUPERT, Idaho — A southern Idaho school district has given all teachers and building administrators two-way radios and emergency response backpacks to use in a crisis.

The Times-News reports Minidoka County School District improvement director Michele Widmier says the district purchased 300 of the backpacks and 240 radios at a cost of just over $20,000.

The radios are programmed to contact police and fire departments directly, without dialing. The backpacks include a variety of items including toilet paper, first-aid kits and gloves.

Teachers and staffers are also being trained on how and when to use the emergency supplies.




 

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