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How State and Local Governments can Enforce Social Distancing Policies and Better Protect Employees in the Community

Tara Gibson
March 25, 2020

While the U.S. remains behind most of the world in terms of the number of confirmed coronavirus infections per 100,000 citizens, state...

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The Benefits of Providing the Smart911 and Rave Prepare Service to Communities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mary Kate McGrath
March 25, 2020

Rave Prepare and Smart911 are services endorsed by thousands of public safety agencies and currently helps more than 45 million...

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What Does an Emergency Management Coordinator Do?

Tara Gibson
March 18, 2020

Behind the scenes, emergency management professionals work diligently to prepare for, prevent, and mitigate disasters and emergencies...

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Buy vs. Build: Vulnerable Needs Registry

Todd Miller
January 29, 2020

In October 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response...

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What To Know About the IPAWS Lab Cloud Update

Scott McGrath
November 13, 2019

In October, FEMA put in place a requirement for Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) alerting authorities to conduct...

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What are Red Flag Laws?

Andrea Lebron
September 04, 2019

Red flag laws allow the temporary removal of guns from people considered to be at a high risk of harming themselves or others. Studies...

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How The Texas School Safety Bill Will Address Bullying

Mary Kate McGrath
August 07, 2019

In April, an expansive Texas school safety bill was passed by the Senate, aimed at preventing or mitigating the impact of a mass...

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What Happens to Graduating Seniors After a School Tragedy?

Mary Kate McGrath
August 01, 2019

In February of 2018, a former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with a semiautomatic weapon...

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Do HIPAA Exemptions during Mental Health Emergencies Really Exist?

Andrea Lebron
July 17, 2019

One of the biggest obstacles to addressing mental health for improved community safety is a misunderstanding of the Health Insurance...

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Webinar Recap: Addressing Mental Health For Improved Community Safety

Mary Kate McGrath
June 21, 2019

A recent webinar discussed how expanding mental health resources can improve community safety. The presentation addressed why mental...

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The Growing Concern in Rising School Shootings and Student Stress

Tara Gibson
June 06, 2019

The startling increase of school shootings and school security threats over the last few years is starting to take its toll on student...

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How the Measles Outbreak Affects School Safety

Mary Kate McGrath
May 09, 2019

On April 29, 2019, federal health officials said that measles continues to spread across the United States, with over 700 documented...

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