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
School campuses are a natural safety concern in our society and after-school activities become an even bigger concern because of increased risk. However, taking students off campus is perhaps the biggest risk. With risk comes planning, so below are some ways you can keep students safe while attending off campus events.
Students leave school campus for many reasons. It may be field trips, band events, or sports teams when students travel. Whatever the reason may be, safety is a top concern when students are leaving campus on a school sponsored activity or trip. Read More
Where do you spend the majority of your time? At your home, your workplace, or sitting in college classes? At your house you may have a plan on how to evacuate if there is a fire, or steps that you would take when faced with an emergency, but many times, our workplaces become our home away from home, and we may not be as prepared to respond to an incident there. I find it interesting that with as much time as we spend at work, we know very little about the things we see every day. Today I want to bring some thoughts to the forefront of your mind and help you become more aware of your surroundings in the workplace to better prepare for incidents.
When faced with an emergency situation, people may react in very different ways based on their life experiences. Some may freeze in panic, while others may laugh at what seems like an inopportune time, but individuals express their emotions differently. No matter how emotions are expressed, the thought process for how to respond to say a fire in your office should be predetermined, and you should act on previously thought out plans, not the emotions that you are feeling. Read More