Keep Youth Safe, Minimizing Legality While Sharing Online

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Practicing Safety Procedures While Interacting Online

Does your place of worship have an active website, or social media pages that are frequented by visitors and congregation members for updates and images of the most recent events? Many youth programs and children’s programs at places of worship utilize social media and the church website to draw otheronline families into their church, and to offer a glimpse into what the programs entail. However, sometimes those who wish to cause harm are also using the social media pages and websites as a way to find potential victims. Remember predators and those who wish harm are lurking in areas where they will find targets and victims, and places of worship are not immune from the dangers. Protect your congregation and especially children and youth from online predators by following these simple, yet sometimes overlooked tips. Read More

Hostile Situation Responses

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How Creating Distance & Barriers in Your Theater Can be Beneficial

Active shooter scenarios are not the only time in which theater owners or employees may find themselves in a hostile situation and when creating emergency plans, must prepare for a variety of incidents. Many theaters are just now updating their security measures and since metal detectors aren’t usually used, employees don’t know who may have a weapon. Train your theater staff on how to respond if a hostile situation starts and how to stay safe. Read More

Rapid Responder & School Emergency Management Needs

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Rapid Responder

Learn How the All-Hazards Emergency Management System Meets Your School’s Needs for Increased Safety & Security

Most schools have federal and state issued laws they must adhere to in terms of emergency preparedness and crisis management. Juggling different requirements can be hard and trying to meet them can easily deplete a school’s budget. Having an all-hazards emergency management system is one of the most effective ways to stay within budget and meet expected requirements. Rapid Responder, a product of Prepared Response, Inc., offers schools and other facilities a simple web-based system to prepare for and respond to a variety of emergencies. Rapid Responder meets critical needs, law requirements, and is SAFETY Act certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read More

Essential Tools for Emergency Responses at Your Place of Worship

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Gathering & Documenting Resources for Emergencies

When an emergency happens at your place of worship you want to be prepared, including having on hand the resources you will need to respond effectively. Different types of emergencies will produce different types of responses, so it is important to have essential tools for a wide variety of emergencies that may present themselves. Click through the tabs to see necessities for different incidents that may happen at your place of worship. Read More

Mitigation After a Mass Shooting: What You Need to Know

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The Immediate & Mid-Stage Recovery from an Active Shooter at Your Movie Theater

Active shooter scenarios are something we wish didn’t have to be discussed and planned for, but unfortunately they are a viable threat to any facilities emergency preparedness. In the unfavorable chance your movie theater is faced with an active shooter situation, take these tips to provide a well-managed response that focuses on victims and their families. There are multiple phases when responding to an active shooter event, from law enforcement arriving, to the containment of the shooter, and the aftermath of picking up the pieces. Today we want to focus on the aftermath, after imminent danger has passed and supporting those whose lives are now forever changed. Read More

4 Ways to Prevent Fires at Your Place of Worship

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prevent firesDon’t be a Statistic, Intentional Prevention Can Reduce Fire Vulnerabilities

Fires at a place of worship are always a concern, whether it be a natural fire or arson, it can be prevented to a certain degree. Many times, our first option is not the safest, nor is it highly likely to prevent fires; fire prevention in your place of worship must be intentional to be effective. Here are 4 ways you can proactively work to prevent fires in your religious center. Read More

Out of the Binder & Into the Cloud

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Complimentary Webinar for Oregon Education Leaders

Long gone are the days of keeping emergency plans in binders and distributing amended documents through email! Oregon schools and other education entities are invited to join us on February 11 at 10 am PT, as we showcase Rapid Responder, emergency preparedness and crisis management system. Take your response plans out of the binder and into the cloud, where all entities can view and perform procedures quickly and easily on any device.emergency plans

Rapid Responder, by Prepared Response, Inc., has been implemented in every k12 campus across Washington, empowering schools to plan, prepare and respond quickly and efficiently during any emergency. Join them and get your Oregon campus implemented with this robust system. Read More

Minnesota Communities Invited to Learn About Rapid Responder

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Complimentary Webinar Showcasing Firsthand Experience & Rapid Responder Effectiveness

Prepared Response, Inc. is offering a complimentary webinar where attendees can expect to learn about Rapid Responder®, the industry leading emergency management and crisis response system. Minnesota communities and facilities will see how Rapid Responder increases their safety and security via a live demonstration, viewing features specific to the system. Jeff Trick, Carver County Deputy & SRO for SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative will give a firsthand user experience and explain how Rapid Responder has aided his district and community with crisis preparedness and efficient response time to any incident. Read More

Emergency Management Teams, Necessary for Schools & Districts

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School & District Level Teams are Key to an Effective and Timely Response

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Your district likely has district level emergency management teams, but does your school have their own emergency management team? There are many similarities and few differences between the two, but they are both necessary to an effective emergency response at any school. The two teams work together as a hierarchy system which balance each other out, and reduces the stress that accompanies any incident by spreading responsibilities out over many people. Read More

12 Topics for Monthly Safety Meetings

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Keep Your Safety Team Engaged & Use All Meetings for Training & Educationsafety meetings

Sometimes the most difficult part of safety meetings and what makes them less than effective, is not knowing what to discuss. We always recommend having a safety meeting once a month, but sometimes, there aren’t any safety issues to discuss. When those instances occur, take the opportunity to discuss new topics, or for training. Today we are going to give you 12 ideas for topics that you can use this year in your monthly safety meetings. Read More