In The News This Week
This week in industry news, Government Technology reports that the Sonoma County (CA) Board of Supervisors signed off on an internal audit of the county's response to the deadly October wildfires in order to better prepare them to respond to future disasters. Key Highlights:
- The board agreed to move forward with a restructuring of the emergency services division that begins with funding new jobs for people who will focus specifically on the development of a new community warning program
- The board acknowledged that the public's expectations for emergency alerts have grown significantly with technological advancements in recent years
- Sonoma County can serve a leadership role by developing a warning program that more closely matches public expectations for what information the government will provide in times of crisis
We reported on this story a few months ago when the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services published a report from an independent assessment of Sonoma County's disaster communication plan failure. You can read our breakdown of that report here.
This Week From the Rave Team
Read some of the stories our writers were most excited to share with you this week. To access all of our stories, check out our blog.
What do 15 of the Top 20 Safest College Campuses Have in Common?
ADT recently released their report of the 2018 safest college campuses in the country. The study narrowed down 6,284 colleges and universities to determine ADT’s safest campus in each state and overall top 25 safest campuses list. What do 15 of the top 20 safest college campuses have in common? Read our blog to find out!
Elementary School Safety Tips
Last August, the National School Boards Association published an interview with Ken Trump - President of National School Safety and Security Services. When asked what elementary schools could do to increase the safety of children in their care, Trump initially focused on staff training to eliminate errors, but then progressed onto three main topics - school resource officers, school access controls and technology. We take a deep dive into this interview and what it means for school administrators.
Rave in the News
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