Developing a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment

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Building your emergency plan can be a bit overwhelming and many ask, ‘Where do I start?’ A Hazard Vulnerability Assessment is a great place to start your emergency plans. We have broken down a few ideas to help you start with a HVA guide in order to improve your emergency operations plan for your facility.

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Safety Goals for the New School Year

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Safety GoalsFor many school administrators and educators, a new school year means new goals and a new start. As the school year begins, start school off on the right foot with new and updated school safety goals. If your school doesn’t have safety goals, begin by writing them. If your school safety program already exists, reflect back on the goals you met over the last year and write new ones for this year. There are always goals to be met when it comes to school safety; for the students and the staff. Read More

Hotel Water Safety

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5 Tips for Hotel Water Safety this Summer

As a hotel manager or owner, you know that summertime means an increase in vacations and more guests staying at your facility. If your hotel boasts about having a pool for children and families, you also know that more work and resources need to be put in to ensure safety. Today we want to give you some hotel water safety tips to increase and maintain a fun and safe environment for families to enjoy while staying at your hotel. Read More

Beat the Heat!

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Summer Fire Safety in Your Mall

Shopping centers start to see an increase in shoppers through the summer months since school is out, but summer brings other challenges for facilities. Wildfires, overheating of air conditioners, generators, and other electrical wiring become a concern during warmer seasons. Be prepared this summer and offer a safe place for people to beat the heat with these fire safety and prevention tips. Read More

Responding to Medical Emergencies in Your Theater

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Medical Emergencies in Your Theater Don’t Have to be a Nightmare

Medical emergencies, they come without warning and can happen anywhere. Heart attack, stroke, seizures, inability to walk, loss of sight, anything can happen. Movie theaters and cinemas aren’t immune to the possibility just because they are family friendly past time. Prepare your staff for responding to medical emergencies in your theater with these tips. Read More

Minimize VIP Stress with Rapid Responder

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3 Ways Rapid Responder Streamlines the VIP Process

Perhaps there is a celebrity signing at your movie theater for a premier, a presidential candidate at your school, or a well-known religious leader speaking at your place of worship. Whatever the VIPcase, there will be a lot of preparation and potential stress leading up to their arrival and while they are visiting. Luckily, Rapid Responder helps to alleviate some stress by providing critical information during planning, creating inter-agency concord, and annotation features to customize your event plans. Continue reading to learn about the cutting edge features available to streamline your VIP process. Read More

Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario, Not Just the Most Common

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Effective & Complete Preparation for Schools

According to Decoded Science, “the rate of a school shooting is approximately 0.02 per 100,000 classroom hours,” while the National Fire Prevention Association estimates, “an average of 5,690 structure fires in educational properties, annually from 2007-2011.” The chances of a fire at your school are far more likely than a school shooting, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan and prepare for an active shooter. Effective preparation is about preparing for the worst case scenario, not just the most common. Read More

Preparing for a VIP Guest on College Campuses

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4 Ways to Ensure a Safe & Secure Visit

College campuses are almost always bustling with students going to and from classes, studying in the sun, playing games, or hanging out with friends. It is no secret that campus officers work hard to keep their campus community safe, while still allowing freedom for students and visitors to access the university grounds. When a VIP or special guest arrives on campus though, the safety and security atmosphere changes. Whether it be a presidential candidate, dignitary, band, actor, etc., additional protocols and procedures must be put into place and followed. Below are 4 ways you can prepare for a VIP guest on your college campus and ensure a safe and secure visit. Read More

Rapid Responder: From Past to Present

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Rapid Responder

How Rapid Responder Has Evolved into a Leading Technology

When it first began in 2000, Rapid Responder was equipped with the latest in technological advances like a mobile client, downloadable for PCs, ability to upload images and documents, and cameras that shot in 2-5 megapixels. The company behind the emergency preparedness technology, Prepared Response, Inc. had the ability to email floor plans to Blackberry’s and was compatible with ToughBooks in cars and command posts for responders. At the time, these things were highly technical and profound advances. Read More

Healthcare Partnerships for Increased Response to Regional Emergencies

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Tips on Increasing Partnership for Resource Allocation

Incidents like terrorist attacks, natural disasters, etc. bring about chaos, especially for those trying to help. Hospitals become overrun with victims and others needing assistance that they can’t accept everyone or they run out of resources. By creating healthcare partnerships with other local hospitals, healthcare facilities, and even hospitals that are a reasonable distance away, you can gather the resources to assist all that come in needing help during regional emergencies. Read More