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States Aren’t Spending Enough on Mitigation Before Disasters Occur

October 2nd, 2018 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Jim McKay States should spend more money on mitigation efforts — prior to disasters striking — instead of throwing money at a disaster after the fact. But the fact that states’ mitigation spending is generally not comprehensively read more

Students Simulate Mass Casualty Incident

October 2nd, 2018 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Kelsey Hammon (TNS) – With the aim to give students a hands-on learning experience, while helping medical professionals prepare for a potential mass casualty situation, Lakeland Hospital partnered with students Tuesday morning to participate in a mass read more

Earthquake Preparedness: Join Campuses Worldwide for the Great ShakeOut Drill

October 2nd, 2018 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Mark Benthien You may say to yourself, “We don’t have earthquakes in my area, so why should we participate?” The truth of the matter is that everyone, everywhere should know how to protect themselves during earthquakes – read more

School Resource Officer: A Collision of Philosophies Makes it Unique

October 2nd, 2018 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Jim McKay The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) announced a set of recommended standards for deploying School Resource Officers (SRO) successfully. SROs can be one of the effective layers of security for schools but there read more

Hurricane Harvey Reveals The Value of Social Media and 5 Other Lessons

September 4th, 2018 by Guest Communications

Written by: Elisa Crossland and Hossein Shahrokhi The most important tools for emergency communication may not be what you think. The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1, and our teams at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) have been looking read more

Is a Lack of Institutional Knowledge Plaguing Emergency Management?

September 4th, 2018 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Jim McKay As the emergency management field grows and evolves, it does so in the face of a warming climate, a proliferation of new technologies and a changing of the guard as baby boomers retire and are read more

Ahead of National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross Urges Preparedness

September 4th, 2018 by Guest Communications

The American Red Cross is urging Americans to celebrate National Preparedness Month (September) by getting their households ready for an emergency. The Red Cross says it’s critical to prepare ahead of time and not wait for a disaster to occur. read more

Information Sharing, Mental Health Intervention Among Ideas to Stop School Shootings

September 4th, 2018 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Steve Esack, The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), August 28, 2018 (TNS) – More classroom door locks, police officers, surveillance cameras and mental health professionals could help improve the safety of students and staff in Pennsylvania schools, according read more

To Prevent Suicides and School Shootings, More States Embrace Anonymous Tip Lines

September 4th, 2018 by Guest Communications

Written by: Sophie Quinton, Stateline.org, March 2018 (TNS) — After a teenage gunman killed 17 people at a Parkland, Fla., high school, schools across the country were hit by a wave of copycat threats. In Colorado, at least two high read more

Will Your Kid’s School be Safer This Fall? Here’s What Educators Did After Mass Shootings

September 4th, 2018 by Guest Communications

Written by: Diane Smith and Anna M. Tinsley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 13, 2018 Aledo and Joshua students head back to class, they’ll find police officers on their campus full time. Weatherford students will know that some teachers and school read more


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