Mitigating Continuous Risk at Hospitals Series

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Fire Hazards & Reducing Risk

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are one of many places with continuous risks, meaning safety and security must be well planned and up-to-date. Fire hazards are one of the many hazards and concerns we will talk about this week during our series, “Mitigating Continuous Risk at Your Hospital.” Fire hazards are one aspect that can be easily maintained, thus reducing the risk involved. But the only way to make that possible is to stay on top of certain aspects that cause the most concern to a hospital. Click through to see how these 6 areas of concern can be mitigated to reduce fire risk. Read More

All Eyes Are On You: Ways to Prevent Piracy at Your Theater

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6 Ways to Deter & Catch Movie Thieves


Piracy and movie theft is a growing problem for theater owners and managers, and mitigation is critical to continuation of business and profit. Reducing piracy and theft must first start with training for staff and a standard policy for violators and law breakers. Below are 6 ways you can prevent movie theft and piracy at your theater. Read More

Hospital Safety With Effective Design

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Building a Safer Hospital

Wet floor sign for hospital safetyHealthcare facilities, especially hospitals are seeing the increased need for more security, but they still want to keep an aesthetically pleasing environment for their patients and visitors. Architects and others are working to figure out how security can be optimized for increased hospital safety, while still offering a peaceful environment. Today we want to give you some best practices on how you can boost safety and security in your healthcare facility through effective design. Read More

Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) vs. Rapid Responder

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Rapid Responder Logo high resWhich System is Best for Your Needs?

The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN), is a “trusted network for homeland security mission operations to share Sensitive But Unclassified information.”1 It is used by Federal, State, Local, Territorial, Tribal, International, and Private Sector partners on a nomination and acceptance basis. Rapid Responder however is an all hazards emergency preparedness and crisis management system that is SAFETY Act Certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and utilized by public and private schools, places of worship, healthcare facilities, stadium, ports and seaports, government facilities, and other critical infrastructure. Both have their admirable qualities, but one is more all-inclusive for most facilities and organizations that are looking to increase preparedness and aid their responders in an effective response. Read More

Improve Patient Information Security at Your Hospital

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information securitySimple Tips on Keeping Patient Information Safe from Theft

Having security over personal information at a hospital is critical to mitigating risk and legal action. The Identity Theft Resource Center conducted a survey and drew the conclusion that, “medical-related identity theft accounted for 43 percent of all identity thefts reported in the United States in 2013.” This is a staggering statistic and a topic to be proactive against in your hospital. Today we want to give you some tips to ensure patient information is secure and avoid medical identity theft from becoming a growing issue. Read More

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

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

The Weatherperson Isn’t Always Right

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Preparing Your Place of Worship & Congregation for Adverse Weather


Have you ever walked into a place on a cloudy day, and when you come out, it’s pouring rain? The weather tends to have a mind of its own, no matter what the weatherperson might tell you. Adverse weather can happen at any time and in any place, including during a church service. A winter morning can turn into a winter wonderland before the service is over, and a summer storm might cause flash flooding. The good news however, is most weather conditions can be planned for and risk can be mitigated in a timely manner with preparation. Read More