Today, we want to share with you a couple of our favorite personal safety tips. While these are not a guarantee, and you should always dial 9-1-1 if you are in danger, implement these safety tips to help raise awareness of your surroundings and aid in your overall security in everyday life. Read More
July 7, 2015
Up until 9/11/2001, many commercial and industrial facilities were only minimally secured from outside threats or crisis situations. Post 9/11; however, these types of facilities saw a significant increase in security measures. One in particular, was the water treatment plants in South Carolina’s state capitol, Columbia. At the time, John Dooley was the city’s public utilities director, and he was concerned for the security of the water supply to the citizens of Columbia, SC.
Today, John Dooley is our guest author and he will explain the security precautions that were taken post 9/11 by his industrial facility to secure the water supply for the city of Columbia, SC. Read More
July 6, 2015
With an abundance of doors in hospitals and assisted living facilities, or any type of medical center, it can be easy to lose track of where visitors, staff and patients have access in the buildings. In order to keep your healthcare facility safe, you must know where visitors and patients are at in your buildings. You must manage visitors by managing the areas they can access, in doing so, you are ensuring a safe place for medical professionals to do their job. Keep these best practices in mind when you are trying to manage visitors access for your healthcare facility. Read More
July 3, 2015
We have partnered with different Sheriffs’ associations across the United States to offer Rapid Responder to different facilities including: WA statewide program (CIPMS), schools, places of worship, commercial and industrial sites and healthcare facilities. By receiving support from first responders such as the Sheriffs’ associations, we are able to help provide our services to more entities in more areas, leading to increased emergency preparedness and a cohesive response during emergencies.
Recently, information was shared explaining how Wisconsin Sheriffs are working to increase security in their communities across the state by supporting Rapid Responder. Read More
July 2, 2015
When looking to purchase a product, many people read what others have to say first in the form of a review. Today, I want to offer you a testimonial of what one first responder has to say about the effectiveness of Rapid Repsonder, an All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management System.
July 1, 2015
Many times, police, fire and EMS respond to an incident without fully understanding the safety and security measures that the organization has in place. This leads to confusion and a lack of cohesiveness within these sectors. By increasing partnerships before a crisis, facility stakeholders and first responders can respond efficiently and cohesively to emergencies.
So why is it important to partner together?
June 30, 2015
Although healthcare facilities typically care for the sick and injured, they must also be prepared for crisis situations that may arise in their facility; incidents that are either introduced environmentally, or man-made. Crisis Response Teams are made up of skilled personnel that act as decision makers and liaisons during actual or potential crisis situations. With random influx of patients and a continuous turnover of staff that work in shifts, preparing a team that can respond to crisis situations can be a breath of fresh air during an emergency. Read More
May 13, 2015
Healthcare Facility Safety: Keeping Patients & Staff Safe
Optimizing your maintenance team and their schedules for your healthcare facility is imperative and could be the difference between the generators providing vital medical attention for patients or not having the ability to save lives. Following are some best practices
to help get the most out of your maintenance teams and schedules:
- Maintenance teams should be turning on and running your backup generators to establish that the generators are working properly. If something does not run as it should, get it serviced as quickly as possible.
- When generators are being checked, also check backup fuel and the oil in your equipment. Document when you last changed the oil and set reminders for when it should be changed again to guarantee equipment performs as expected when you need it. Read More
May 7, 2015
Safety teams can be the difference between a disaster and an emergency that is handled efficiently and effectively. Whether you already have a safety team for your place of worship, or you need assistance with organizing one, these best practices can help keep your church feeling welcome and open but with an added layer of security.