Central office Page ContentRecovery Disaster and Emergency Response Take ActionUpon identifying an emerging risk or sudden impact on the department's human resources, students, infrastructure or services from a disaster or emergency, the DG or ADG ISB may decide to activate the Executive Level response arrangements. This will cause:Maintain situational awareness.Liaise with stakeholders to coordinate support activities.Monitor the status of the departments resources.Monitor the Business Continuity Plan activities as required.Special leave entitlementsStaff are also able to access paid special leave to deal with the effects of natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, severe storms or bushfires under Special Leave DIRECTIVE 05/17 (PDF, 165 KB). Contact the Principal for more information. Useful Tools Checklist - Recovery - Post Disaster (DOCX, 730KB) DoE Disaster and Emergency Management Arrangements (DOC, 3.8MB) Disaster and Emergency Communications Strategy (PDF, 3.0MB) Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) (PDF, 426KB) Disaster and Emergency Management CE Directive No. 1/2015 — Temporary closure and re-opening of State Schools in disaster or emergency situations Useful Sites Weather/events Bureau of Meteorology Get Ready Queensland - Disaster Management Bushfire Mapping Agencies Queensland Police Service Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Queensland Ambulance Service State Emergency Services Queensland Health - Natural disasters and severe weather Key Contacts Emergency and School Security Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (07) 3034 6011 (disaster and emergency management)Phone: (07) 3034 6012 (disaster and emergency management)Phone: (07) 3034 6013 (school security)School Watch Phone: 13 17 88 Employee Assistance Program Optum: Phone 1800 604 640 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) webpage School closuresFor information on closed educational facilities during a disaster or emergency event, visit the DoE school closures website.