Posts Tagged "Safety"

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation? Part 4

People can be classified as sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Which one are you? If you are a sheepdog, do you have the mindset and training to use a weapon to dispatch a wolf before any sheep can be harmed?

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation? Part 3

Earlier I wrote about how to prevent an active shooter from getting in to your building. But what if he is in the building, and it's your child's' school? Do your children know what to do? Do their teachers?

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation? Part 2

Doors and receptionists are your first line of defense against an active shooter. Do you have and enforce a no tailgating policy and empower your receptionists to prevent entry of any employee without a valid cardkey?

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation? Part 1

Although it makes people uncomfortable to discuss, you should understand what to do if you are involved in an active shooter situation. This will be a series and the first post points you to an online training course that your entire family can take to help you understand your options if you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter situation.

The Magical 10,000 Foot Chime

Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) need to be powered down and stowed before takeoff and landing. Is it really necessary for airlines to interrupt my entertainment?

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.

Toner Cartridges a Threat To Society As We Know It

Toner and ink cartridges over 16 ounces are banned on passenger flights. Is this the best way to prevent a terrorist attack?

Why Is a Terrorist Like SPAM?

President Obama said that there were "systemic and human failures" yet there is no such thing as 100% security - just like there is no such thing as totally accurate SPAM filtering. So what do you do?

It’s Not About Minneapolis, Really!

Northwest Flight 188 was out of contact for 90 minutes and overshot their destination by 150 miles while at 37,000 feet. Yet air traffic controllers waited about 40 minutes after losing contact with the plane before notifying the military - and fighters were never scrambled.

How Can An SMB In Earthquake Country Be Prepared?

The Working Group on California Earthquake Probabilities has concluded the probability of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake over the next 30 years striking the greater Los Angeles area is 67%, and in the San Francisco Bay Area it is 63%. For the entire California region, the fault with the highest probability of generating at least […]