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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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The Best of the Best #ThankYou911 Posts

Samantha Hoppe
May 01, 2019

Every day all across the U.S., 9-1-1 telecommunicators, supervisors, public educators and many others work around the clock to provide...

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Should More Corporate Safety Plans Adopt National Incident Command System Components?

Andrea Lebron
April 30, 2019

Many corporate safety plans are “isolated” inasmuch as they deal with how organizations will respond individually in an emergency....

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How Prepared is Your School to Cope with Gun Violence?

Andrea Lebron
April 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently published a guide for K-12 schools for preventing and protecting against gun...

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How School Safety Has Changed Since the Columbine School Shooting 20 Years Ago

Todd Miller
April 18, 2019

The 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting is on April 20th, 2019 and we’ve learned a lot about school safety since that...

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