Archive for the "Crisis Response" Category

How Police Agencies and Schools Can Make Campuses Safer

Here are some of the programs schools have implemented and law enforcement’s role within them With the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre upon us, it’s important to consider what steps schools have taken – and should take – to help keep their students safer. Here are some of the programs schools have […]

How The Loma Prieta Earthquake Pushed Me Into The Disaster Recovery Business…And Others Out Of Business

A quarter century ago, I got into the disaster recovery business by accident. I was walking through my company’s loading dock and found a huge fireproof safe containing Reel-to-reel backup tapes of all of the software that we developed and sold to our customers, along with our accounting records. Less than a year after I opened my mouth about those tapes sitting on the loading dock, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck and the rest is history.

Saving Lives at Active Shooter Events is in the Public’s Hands

Jan Glarum from A Better Emergency consulting is advocating for active shooter trauma kits to be housed alongside AEDs (automatic external defibrillators) in public areas like shopping centers. I agree with him.

When The Fire Alarm Goes Off…

A fire alarm roused 1,800 people staying at two Sheraton hotels. Do you have a plan if you need to evacuate your hotel room? I do and here is what it is.

Protecting Our Kids From Active Slaughter

There are many ways to make your school or organization more friendly to first responders that will help them help you when it hits the fan. Here are some of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's more recent recommendations.

Crisis Response – Where Security and Disaster Recovery Meet

School and law enforcement officials in dozens of states worked together to develop and publish guidelines for putting together a Crisis Response Box—and every company should have one for first responders to an incident at your organization.