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What Lessons can be Learned from the California Power Shutoffs and the Impact on the Special Needs Communities

Tara Gibson
December 11, 2019

Throughout October and November, Californians experienced a series of power shutoffs due to utility companies cutting supplies in...

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If Your School is Hit by Ransomware, How Can You Communicate?

Andrea Lebron
December 05, 2019

It is being reported that an increasing number of schools and school districts are being hit by ransomware attacks - crippling...

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What Does Emergency Response Look Like in Rural Areas of the Country?

Tara Gibson
December 04, 2019

Emergencies occur across the country on a daily basis, but when a severe or prolonged disaster strikes, the demands on local emergency...

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The 4 Best Examples of Police and Mental Health Response

Mary Kate McGrath
November 21, 2019

Despite initiatives aimed at developing more successful interactions between police officers and people suffering mental health...

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What is a Real-Time Crime Center?

Tara Gibson
November 20, 2019

A Real-Time Crime Center was originally considered a hub of data analysis that identified emerging crime trends. However, as...

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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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Texting 9-1-1 Proves Lifesaving in Family Violence Cases

Jackson Lucas
November 06, 2019

Victims of family violence often fear they will put themselves at greater risk of harm by making a phone call and verbally...

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A Timeline of Blue Alerts, What They Are, and How They Work

Tara Gibson
November 06, 2019

For more than ten years, many state and local governments have had the ability to use a “blue alert” system of mass notification in...

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The Strangest Things Public Safety Officials Have Had to Prepare For

Amelia Marceau
October 30, 2019

Public safety officials have had to prepare from some very strange events. Although usually public safety officials are responsible...

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How to Decide What Type of Alert To Send

Mary Kate McGrath
October 23, 2019

The downtown Dallas area is in a period of major growth - the city is building new office space, restaurants, and stores, as well as...

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A Look at the 2019 Top 10 Safest Cities in America

Tara Gibson
October 09, 2019

Violence. Crime. Property damage. Americans across the country worry about the safety and security of their communities on a daily...

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Why FitBit Data To Stop A Mass Shooting Won't Work

Mary Kate McGrath
October 02, 2019

Just this year there have been 38 mass shootings in the United States. In August alone, over 53 were killed by firearms, renewing the...

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