"Safe Schools" Engineers and Architects Evaluate Oklahoma Schools

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Wayne Rickard, holding a tape measure, assists engineers evaluate Northmoor Elementary School.
Moore, Okla., November 23, 2013 -- Wayne Rickard, FEMA Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, assists engineers, architects and designers (participating in the Safe Schools 101 initiative and assessment of Oklahoma schools) inspect the integrity and safety of Northmoor Elementary School to develop recommendations for improved safety from tornadoes and natural disasters at the school. The state of Oklahoma with the support of FEMA is spearheading a Safe Schools 101 Initiative (a first-in-the-nation endeavor) to assess the integrity and safety of all its schools to protect its students from the dangers of natural disasters. Photograph by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA - Location: Moore, OK
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