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Could the Power of Design be the Answer to Preventing School Violence?

Andrea Lebron
February 14, 2019

The American Institute of Architects believes the power of design could be the answer to preventing school violence and has launched...

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How A Pioneering Massachusetts City is Addressing 9-1-1 Caller Location Challenges

Amelia Marceau
February 13, 2019

The city of Springfield, Massachusetts is leading the way in addressing 9-1-1 caller location challenges. Springfield is 31.9 square...

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A Content Roundup of Top School Safety Resources

Andrea Lebron
February 07, 2019

While the debate about gun control continues, schools need to prioritize student safety. According to the Washington Post, 2018 was...

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Grove City, Ohio Makes the Case for 911 Chat in Domestic Violence Incident Response

Amelia Marceau
February 06, 2019

A variety of emergency situations may arise in which someone calls 911, but is unable to talk to the dispatcher. Having the ability to...

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Everyday Citizens are Having to Become First Responders - and Here’s Why it Matters

Andrea Lebron
January 30, 2019

The rise of natural disasters and violent incidents in today’s communities is putting everyday citizens in the position of having to...

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What to Know about the Smart911 Upgrade’s Impact on the Mental Health Crisis

Laura Costello
January 29, 2019

Recently, we introduced the first-ever Smart911 mobile app, but the mental health crisis has introduced a new opportunity for Smart911...

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A Lesson in School Emergency Planning From The Parkland School Shooting

Carolyn Berk
January 24, 2019

The tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in February of last year shocked the U.S. As details...

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How Mass Notification Helped Find a Missing Person in Chippewa County, MI

Amelia Marceau
January 23, 2019

Chippewa County, MI is 1,558 square miles with over 37,700 residents across 21,457 households and 804 businesses. These demographics...

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The Impact of Cybersecurity Threats in K-12 Schools

Todd Miller
January 17, 2019

There is evidence to suggest the volume of cyberattacks on K-12 schools is increasing. Not only do successful attacks result in the...

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8 Crazy 911 Calls to Kick Off the New Year

Mary Kate McGrath
January 16, 2019

The role of an emergency dispatcher is not easy - it’s a high-stakes job that requires quick-thinking, patience, and resourcefulness....

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Avoiding Mass Notification Failures During Winter Storms

Mary Kate McGrath
January 09, 2019

A recent winter storm brought to light several best practices that should be followed in avoiding mass notification failures. In...

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Increasing Soft Target Security - One Year On

Andrea Lebron
January 02, 2019

Just over a year ago, we published a blog entitled “How to Harden Soft Target Locations” which tackled the subject of increasing soft...

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