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

After Action Reviews

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After Action ReviewsPreparing Your Organization for the Next Incident

An After Action Review (AAR), is commonly used by the military and according to the Harvard Business Review is, “A method for extracting from one event or project and applying them to others.” For instance, if during your past fire drill, exit doors were not closed after everyone evacuated, you recognize that as a shortcoming and next time you have a fire drill, someone is in charge of securing those inner perimeter doors before evacuating themselves. You took an instance from one event and applied it to the next event. After Action Reviews are critical to the continuation of safety and security for any facility and enables organizations to continue striving toward a safer environment. Read More

Emergency Operating Procedures

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What You Need to Know & Address

Emergency Operating Procedures (EOPs) are critical to emergency planning and preparedness for any facility. According to FEMA, emergency operating procedures means, “A document that assigns responsibility to organizations and individuals for carrying out specific actions at projected times and places in an emergency that exceeds the capability or routine responsibility of any one agency.”

Many people working on EOPs confuse them with plans; however, they are much different because emergency operating procedures are not as specific as emergency plans. Plans will be very emergency operating proceduresspecific and will differ according to emergency type such as fire, active shooter, flooding, etc. Procedures on the other hand are broader and say “if there’s a fire, the fire department will respond and take over the response.” Read More

Campus Officers & Community Officers: More Alike than You’d Think

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Campus and community officers have many similarities in their jobs, and sometimes may even be colleagues. They both strive to keep their community safe, face many risks with every shift they work, and share similar leadership roles and responsibilities. Although thought of as different types of law enforcers, with differing job descriptions, they are actually quite similar and rely on each other to keep our communities and college campuses safe. Read More

How the Incident Command System Can Help Mitigate Organization Liability

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Housed within Rapid Responder® is the NIMS based Incident Command System (ICS), a standardized approach to command control during an emergency response. ICS is built to be an easy to use tab model which indicates all pertinent information about individual incidents or events that are created within a Rapid Responder site, including an event log, an overall summary, and communications between participants. Within ICS your entire response is electronically logged and time stamped, allowing for a real time evaluation to be able to improve upon and recognize working procedures. Read More

“Run, Hide, Fight,” vs. “Avoid, Deny, Defend”

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Although rare, active shooter situations do happen, and are a part of safety and security training in most organizations these days. Unfortunately, we must prepare for these unlikely incidents by knowing the most effective ways to respond. There are a few methods, but the most widely used and supported are, “Run, Hide, Fight,” and “Avoid, Deny, Defend.” Keep reading to learn what they mean, how they differ, and who supports them.

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Effective Security Begins with Building Design

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The design and layout of your buildings are the first and often most important aspects to safety and security. With effective building design hiding places can easily be diminished and emergency exits can be more easily accessed. We understand that many times, facilities are built with a different intended purpose, but remodeling can be beneficial to security. Today we want to give you 5 ways that your building’s design and layout can improve your security and make it more effective. Read More

Bomb Threat Series: Movie Theaters

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Keep Moviegoers Safe from Risk with Bomb Threat Plans

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Movie theaters have been under increased scrutiny about their security measures and emergency response procedures in recent years, and unfortunately have been a target for those who wish to cause harm. Bomb threats have been on the rise in public areas such as movie theaters, and sometimes the facility is not up-to-date on training and emergency plans, reducing the effectiveness of the response. Today we want to close out our series by giving movie theater owners and managers tips on how to mitigate risk and respond to a bomb threat. Read More

Bomb Threat Series: Schools

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Ways to Prepare, Performing Drills & Writing Plans

Unfortunately, bomb threats seem to be a norm for many high schools around the country and even lower grade level schools. Depending on the amount of evacuations per year, students and staff can become desensitized to the fact that there is imminent danger during a bomb threat. Preparing for a bomb threat at your school, performing drills, and writing plans are proven options to increase the effectiveness of a response if a bomb threat ever happens on your campus.

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Identifying a Potential Active Shooter

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What to Look for & How to Respond

In most active shooter scenarios, it is decided through investigation, the incident could have been prevented if someone had noticed the shooters behavior earlier. Whether in a house of worship, a school, a hospital, or a movie theater, staff and employees should be actively monitoring their environment for suspicious activity. Learn how to identify behaviors by knowing what to look for in a potential active shooter and how to respond if you find yourself involved.

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