Emergency Management Guidelines for Lagos State: What JSS 2 Students Need to Know

Emergency Management Guidelines for Lagos State

At Home:

  1. Remain Calm: Stay composed in emergency situations to make rational decisions.
  2. Raise an Alarm: Alert others in the household by sounding an alarm or calling for help.

At School:

  1. Remain Calm: Maintain composure to facilitate effective response to emergencies.
  2. Lagos State Emergency Bus (LASEMBUS): Utilize emergency resources available within the school premises.
  3. Provide Medical Assistance: Ensure access to appropriate medical assistance for injured individuals.
  4. Engage Authorities: Cooperate with school authorities and emergency responders for prompt resolution.

General Tips for Emergency Management:

  • Know Emergency Agencies: Familiarize yourself with agencies responsible for emergency management in Nigeria.
    • National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
    • Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)
    • Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)
    • Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA)
    • Firefighters Services
    • Nigerian Civil Defence and Security Corps (NSCDC)
  • Follow Instructions: Adhere to instructions provided by authorities during emergencies to ensure safety.
  • Notify Parents: Inform parents or guardians about the situation promptly for necessary support and guidance.

Additional Instructions:

  • Evacuate Buildings Immediately: Respond promptly to evacuation orders during emergencies.
  • Proceed to Designated Assembly Areas: Gather at designated assembly areas for further instructions.
  • Avoid Counterproductive Actions: Refrain from entering restricted areas during emergencies.
  • Know Exit Locations: Familiarize yourself with marked exit points for safe evacuation.
  • Report Alarms: Inform teachers or relevant personnel about any alarms raised within the school premises.
  • Follow Local Emergency Protocols: Cooperate with local emergency authorities and follow established protocols for safety.

Evaluation :

Emergency Management in Lagos State:

  1. What should I do if I encounter a fire emergency at home?
    • Answer: Remain calm, evacuate the building immediately, and call the fire service or emergency hotline.
  2. How can I raise an alarm effectively during an emergency at school?
    • Answer: Look for alarm systems or notify teachers and school authorities immediately.
  3. What actions should I take if I witness a road accident in Lagos State?
    • Answer: Contact emergency services such as the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and provide necessary information about the accident location.
  4. What is the role of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) during emergencies?
    • Answer: LASEMA coordinates emergency response and provides support services during disasters and crises in Lagos State.
  5. How can I access medical assistance during a school emergency?
    • Answer: Schools should have appropriate medical teams available or access to nearby medical facilities for emergencies.
  6. What should I do if I receive an emergency alert on my phone?
    • Answer: Follow the instructions provided in the alert and take necessary precautions accordingly.
  7. Who should I contact if I notice suspicious activities in my neighborhood?
    • Answer: Report suspicious activities to local authorities or security agencies such as the Nigerian Police Force.
  8. What measures should I take to ensure my safety during a flood in Lagos State?
    • Answer: Stay indoors if possible, move to higher ground if necessary, and avoid flooded areas.
  9. How can I prepare an emergency kit for my household in Lagos State?
    • Answer: Include essential items such as water, food, first aid supplies, flashlight, and batteries in your emergency kit.
  10. What should I do if I encounter a gas leak at home or in my community?
    • Answer: Evacuate the area immediately, avoid using electronic devices, and contact emergency services for assistance.
  11. How can I stay informed about emergency situations in Lagos State?
    • Answer: Follow official social media accounts of emergency management agencies and sign up for emergency alerts and notifications.
  12. What role do citizens play in emergency response efforts in Lagos State?
    • Answer: Citizens can assist by staying informed, cooperating with authorities, and following safety instructions during emergencies.
  13. What are the common causes of emergencies in Lagos State?
    • Answer: Emergencies can result from natural disasters such as floods and fires, as well as human-made incidents like accidents and security threats.
  14. How can I ensure the safety of my family during a severe weather event in Lagos State?
    • Answer: Monitor weather forecasts, secure outdoor objects, and follow evacuation orders issued by authorities if necessary.
  15. What steps should I take to prepare my children for emergencies in Lagos State?
    • Answer: Educate them about emergency procedures, practice evacuation drills at home and school, and ensure they know how to reach out for help if needed.

Objective Questions:

  1. When there’s an emergency, students should evacuate the building immediately at ________. a) any time b) lunchtime c) the sound of an alarm d) after school
  2. During an emergency, students should not enter ________. a) classrooms b) assembly areas c) canteens d) corridors
  3. Students should know the location of all ________. a) classrooms b) exits c) lockers d) windows
  4. If students hear an alarm raised by the school authority, they should ________. a) ignore it b) run outside c) inform their teacher or listen to instructions d) continue with their activities
  5. In an emergency, the appropriate medical team should be available in school for ________. a) after-school activities b) first aid and treatment c) lunch breaks d) sports events
  6. Students should remain ________ during emergencies. a) anxious b) calm c) hungry d) angry
  7. The emergency bus in Lagos State is called ________. a) LASEMA b) CMCDS c) CLSTMAS d) CZASEMBUS
  8. Which agency coordinates emergency response in Lagos State? a) CHEMAD b) LASEMA c) CPRSO d) CLSTMAS
  9. If students need to meet in a specific place during an emergency, they should ________. a) follow their friends b) listen to music c) adhere to instructions d) leave the school immediately
  10. Parents should be notified of the situation during an emergency to ensure ________. a) students stay calm b) students are punished c) students remain at school d) parents can provide assistance
  11. The capital of Cape Verde is ________. a) Lagos b) Abuja c) Praia d) Accra
  12. Firefighters provide services for ________. a) medical emergencies b) road safety c) firefighting d) transportation management
  13. What agency handles transportation management in Lagos State? a) CHEMAD b) CPRSO c) CLSTMAS d) LASEMA
  14. What agency should be contacted in case of a road accident? a) CHEMAD b) LASEMA c) CPRSO d) CLSTMAS
  15. What agency provides security and defense services? a) LASEMA b) CPRSO c) CMCDS d) CLSTMAS


Emergency preparedness and effective response are crucial for ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals in Lagos State. By adhering to established guidelines and cooperating with emergency management agencies, we can mitigate the impact of emergencies and protect lives and property.

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