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School Shootings, No Simple Answers

December 3rd, 2018 by Guest Communications

  Written by Michael Dorn, October 10, 2018 – Safe Havens International Blog Mass casualty school shootings are neither a new phenomenon nor a type of violence unique to American schools.  Though American school shootings predate the Civil war, the read more

Overshadowed By Opioids, Meth Is Back And Hospitalizations Surge

December 3rd, 2018 by Guest Communications

Written by: Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids. Amphetamine-related read more

Active Shooter Drill Gone Wrong Causes Panic at Maryland Hospital

December 3rd, 2018 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Katie Malafronte Authorities have confirmed that Tuesday’s active shooter scare at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., was a drill gone awry. The Navy, which runs the hospital with the rest of the U.S. read more

7 Lessons Learned from the Sandy Hook School Shooting

November 5th, 2018 by Guest Communications

Written by: Michael Dorn, Chris Dorn, Steve Satterly, Dr. Sonayia Shepherd and Phuong Nguyen for Campus Safety Magazine Five of our analysts reviewed the Sandy Hook School Shooting summary report that was released by Newtown, Conn., officials Nov. 25, 2013. Our read more

Run. Hide. Fight.

November 5th, 2018 by Guest Communications

We first shared this video when the City of Houston released it back in September of 2012. The original post of the video has now had over 7.4 million views, and the video has been re-posted a number of times.  read more

In an Emergency, Trained Volunteers May Be the First to Reach Victims

November 5th, 2018 by Guest Communications

Written by: Donald W. Meyers, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. October 22, 2018 (TNS) — If an earthquake, volcanic eruption, wildfire or flood hits the Yakima Valley, you might not see firefighters or paramedics in your neighborhood for a while. The experience read more

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


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