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Active Shooter Planning and Response

April 5, 2017


According to a study in Annals of Emergency Medicine, from 2000-2011 the United States had 154 hospital-related shootings. An FBI study noted that from 2000-2013, active shooter incidents have become more frequent. The first seven years of their study show …

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Are Your Emergency Power Sources Ready?

Are Your Emergency Power Sources Ready?

July 17, 2015


The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season may have been an uneventful one so far, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for any other extreme weather events your facility could face over the year. The most important thing you can …

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Prepared For a "Quiet" Hurricane Season?

Facilities Managers: Prepared For a “Quiet” Hurricane Season?

May 15, 2015


If you’re a facilities manager who gets a little anxious as the thermometer climbs with the passage of spring to warmer summer temperatures, you’ll be relieved to know weather experts are forecasting a quieter-than-usual hurricane season. Due to the El …

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7 Ways to Improve Your Winter Emergency Plans Today

7 Ways to Improve Your Facility’s Winter Emergency Plans Today

September 19, 2014


Earlier this year, we reminded you about reviewing your emergency preparedness checklist to be ready in the event of severe summer weather (hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes). With the football season in full swing and the leaves beginning to turn from …

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Reviewed Your Emergency Preparedness Checklist Lately?

Reviewed Your Emergency Preparedness Checklist Lately?

July 24, 2014


Nearly two months into the 2014 season, long-range forecasters at Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project appear to be right on target about severe weather patterns in the U.S. with only one hurricane making landfall (Hurricane Arthur) so far and …

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