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Seconds Save Lives: Florida Turning Tragedy Into Action

Mary Kate McGrath
April 02, 2020

On February 14, 2018, an armed assailant entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and...

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Why School Safety Doesn’t Just Start and End with Schools

Tara Gibson
April 02, 2020

School safety is consistently top of mind for educators across the United States, even amongst the unprecedented time of the...

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Everyone's Signing Up for Alerts Through Emergency Notification Systems. Now What?

Andrea Lebron
April 01, 2020

Around the country, jurisdictions with emergency notification systems are witnessing huge increases in community members signing up to...

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How a Drug Addiction Recovery Team (DART) Can Tackle the Opioid Crisis

Tara Gibson
April 01, 2020

The opioid crisis doesn’t seem to be slowing down. 2018 data shows that in the United States 128 people die after overdosing on...

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What is a Crisis Response App?

Tara Gibson
March 26, 2020

There is no set definition to describe a crisis response application or app in the K-12 education space, although the words 'crisis...

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Managing Mental Health Remotely For K-12 Schools

Mary Kate McGrath
March 26, 2020

In response to the international outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), K-12 schools across the country are canceling classes...

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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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How To Get Buy In From Teachers When Using New School Safety Tech

Mary Kate McGrath
March 19, 2020

In early March, with the novel coronavirus spreading across the United States, K-12 schools are increasingly making the difficult...

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The Benefits of an Autonomous School Safety Solution

Tara Gibson
March 19, 2020

When you think about an autonomous technology or solution many minds first go to high-tech self-driving vehicles and artificial...

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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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March is American Red Cross Month

Amelia Marceau
March 18, 2020

For more than 75 years, U.S. Presidents have declared the month of March as Red Cross Month. The annual tradition was started by...

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