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?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Your lack of participation kills us all

I understand why you may not want to participate in an emergency drill. I can see you feeling it’s a bit much between fire and earthquake drills and lockdown events. Perhaps you think the number of drills your school conducts is far more than needed for the risk of that emergency happening. Or, in the Read more about Your lack of participation kills us all[…]

A reminder from Hurricane Ian—How is your emergency water looking?

The Storm of the Century If you’re like me, you were inundated with news of Hurricane Ian tearing through Florida last week. After devastating Puerto Rico and Cuba, Ian jumped to a Category 5 hurricane, with gale-force 155 mile-per-hour winds and double-digit feet of storm surge as it barreled down on the southwest coast of Read more about A reminder from Hurricane Ian—How is your emergency water looking?[…]

Old technology is the key to increasing cover against active shooters

Tell your school to take our Active Shooters Course. Are you a Parent? Take our Active Shooter Course designed for you. It is easy to fall in love with new technology. A fancy gadget might provide some new capability you have never had before. An upgraded app or model could allow you to work faster. Read more about Old technology is the key to increasing cover against active shooters[…]

When do I need to set up rescue during confined spaces.

We see a lot of wild things during training. We can often tell if a trainer is a true professional and how much to value their knowledge by how they train. Recently, Steve and I watched a trainer teaching rescue operations and running through a life-and-death scenario. It quickly became apparent to us that a Read more about When do I need to set up rescue during confined spaces.[…]

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Active Shooters – How to deal with stranded students

Dealing with an active shooter event feels undeniably horrifying. Knowing that a student is out there all alone creates an overwhelming sense of darkness descending. As bad as that is, emergency responders, administrators, and risk managers must be prepared to teach, train, and deal with this scenario. Active shooter events are, by their nature, extremely Read more about Active Shooters – How to deal with stranded students[…]

Why you need to shave your chest if you are over 40.

Let’s face it, if you are 40 or older you already know that you are not getting any younger and neither is your heart. The likelihood of suffering cardiac arrest will increase as you age. With the increase in technology and decreasing prices, AED’s are being installed in more and more places and it is Read more about Why you need to shave your chest if you are over 40.[…]