Safety & Security

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”

– Greek Poet

Safety is a process, not a project. Heritage Christian School employs a variety of training and systems to ensure the safety and security of our students, faculty, and staff. Several departments form our Safety Committee. It meets regularly to review drills and any accidents/unusual incidents to identify corrective actions needed to ensure the safest possible environment for our staff and students. This committee also discusses and finds solutions for safety concerns.  This collaborative process serves as our opportunity for growth and improvement. In addition, HCS hires and trains armed security and seeks additional guards, especially those with advanced first aid techniques.

  • CPR / AED / First Aid
  • Mandated Reporter
  • “Stop the Bleed”
  • Bloodborne pathogen
  • Lockdown, Earthquake, Fire
  • Safety Training per OSHA
  • Hazard Communication
  • Illness and Injury Prevention
  • Plus Additional Department Specific Training
  • Active Shooter Training
  • Health Emergencies and Medication Administration training for severe allergies, asthma, seizure disorders, and diabetes
Drug Prevention and Treatment
  • Periodic drug-sniffing dogs around campus and ahead of field trips
  • Drug screening-as needed
  • Opioid Awareness Training
  • Naloxone (a.k.a. Narcan) Administration Training
  • Armed security guards
  • Campuses locked during school hours
  • Surveillance Cameras throughout


At HCS, we perform a variety of drills with and without students. This practice prepares us for situations we hope never come to reality. Employing systems to notify of alerts and emergencies, supported by devices to communicate rapidly, the staff and faculty undergo periodic fire, earthquake, lockdown and Sudden Cardiac Arrest drills.

Training includes computer-based learning, hands-on teaching, an Emergency Procedure Manual, and the aforementioned drills and evaluation. Armed security is featured as much as possible.

Drills Performed During School Hours

  • Fire Drills
  • Earthquake Drills
  • Lockdown Drills
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Drills
  • Fire alarms
  • Live/Recorded Surveillance Cameras
  • PA system and phone intercom system
  • Two way radios
  • AED’s
  • Stop the Bleed Kit
  • Emergency Food and Water
  • Epinephrine Auto Injectors
  • Naloxone (Narcan branded)
  • Emergency first aid and sheltering supplies
  • Classroom lockdown kits and first aid kits
It says, “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.”

1 Corinthians 14:33