Navigating New York Rains: The Imperative of Emergency Preparedness

Navigating New York Rains: The Imperative of Emergency Preparedness As the rhythmic pitter-patter of rain graces the streets of New York, there’s an undeniable charm to the changing seasons. However, for those responsible for public safety, it’s a call to action. In this blog post, Steven C. Wilmes, the CEO of Wilmes, LLC, a pioneer Read more about Navigating New York Rains: The Imperative of Emergency Preparedness[…]

What Can the Missing F35B Jet Teach Us About Emergency Planning?

“Hey, have you seen my fighter jet?” Last week, the general public and the national media were baffled by an announcement from the Marine Corps that a military aircraft had gone missing. And not just any aircraft—an F35B Lightning II, an elite stealth fighter jet labeled by its maker Lockheed-Martin as “the most lethal, stealthy Read more about What Can the Missing F35B Jet Teach Us About Emergency Planning?[…]

Verifying Law Enforcement Agencies After an Active Shooter Event: A Critical Approach

In the aftermath of an active shooter event, ensuring the safety and trust of those involved is paramount. One of the most critical aspects of response and recovery is the verification of law enforcement agencies by those seeking refuge or assistance. In this blog post, we will explore a methodology that can enhance safety and Read more about Verifying Law Enforcement Agencies After an Active Shooter Event: A Critical Approach[…]

Using Social Media in Emergencies

In our rapidly evolving digital age, social media platforms have become integral to our daily lives. They enable us to connect, share, and stay informed like never before. However, while these platforms offer valuable communication channels, they should not be our sole reliance during emergencies. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why Read more about Using Social Media in Emergencies[…]

Lessons From the Lahaina Wildfire

The beautiful paradise of Maui was on fire. When I close my eyes and think about Maui, I see lush vegetation, gorgeous sun-swept vistas, and a relaxed, life-loving vibe. I picture leis, grass skirts, and ukuleles. Thinking of any portion of Hawaii devastated by a wildfire is jarring and tragic. Nonetheless, as risk managers, when Read more about Lessons From the Lahaina Wildfire[…]

Confined Space Rescue – The Right and Only Way

Remember those classes back in middle school where you had to create a step-by-step guide on how to assemble a sandwich? You know, first do this, then this, then that, and so on. It was right up there with sentence diagramming and the Pythagorean theorem on the list of things you never thought you would Read more about Confined Space Rescue – The Right and Only Way[…]

Should School Resource Officers Have Rifles Stored on Campus?

Tell your school to take our Active Shooters Course. Are you a Parent? Take our Active Shooter Course designed for you. The number of school shooter incidents is rising every year. Local law enforcement and school officials are considering new and innovative approaches to grapple with these serious events. One approach they are trying is Read more about Should School Resource Officers Have Rifles Stored on Campus?[…]

Don’t Let Your Phone System Bring Down Your Emergency Plan

Technology constantly changes, but change doesn’t always mean for the better. I often wonder if tech designers ever get out in the field and hear feedback from their clients. Or even better, do they ever work in the field and have to use their own equipment? Sometimes what seems like a great idea in concept Read more about Don’t Let Your Phone System Bring Down Your Emergency Plan[…]