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Emergency Notification Sy...

Emergency notification systems have been in widespread use since the early 1950s when CONE...

At A Glance: Epi-Pens & A...

What are Allergic Reactions? As defined by the Mayo Clinic, an allergy is “when your immun...

CPR Training During the C...

We sat down with our director of Get CPR Done, Felicia Gonsalez, to talk about the impact ...

At-A-Glance: CPR Training

CPR is one of the most basic and essential first aid and emergency response skills to know...

At-A-Glance: Calling 9-1-...

Get Some Perspective Abou...

At-A-Glance: Fire

The next topic of our At-A-Glance series is the next most direct and simple emergency to h...

At-A-Glance: Lockdowns

Lockdowns are scenarios in which campus is called to stop all movement on and off of campu...

Strategies To Handle Soci...

One of the challenges that parents have shared about the continued pandemic is the issue o...

Leadership Under Fire

Through the experience of supporting schools throughout the U.S. and now the world, Joffe ...

Impact of COVID 19 on Sch...

We sat down this week with our Director of Emergency Management, Hope Kaye. Hope has been ...

We’re Still Running A Mar...

My last marathon was March 8, right before Covid-19 shifted our day to day lives in ways m...

Lessons Learned From A He...

We sat down with Emily, the Health Coordinator for an Independent School in the Bay Area i...

How to Differentiate Betw...

How to Effectively Board ...

During times of particular challenge within our greater community, we've experienced civil...

Kitchen Safety During the...

Kitchen Safety During the Holidays

Voting In Person: How to ...

The 2020 American presidential election is set to take place on November 3, but early voti...

Crisis Resilience Arises ...

A note from the co-authors: This blog arises from partnership between Joffe Emergency Serv...

Halloween: Trick-or-Treat...

Having reached a point in the year where many large holidays are quickly looming on the ho...

Elections: Preparing For ...

In any given election year, October is a busy one. Election and candidate information domi...

Are You Ready To Shakeout...

With 330 million people living and working in the United States, a major earthquake could ...

Where Do We Look For Info...

What Is This About? We're often asked about where we get the latest Covid-19 Information. ...

Joffe's Perspective on th...

Every decision a school makes centers on this equation - is this what’s best for the commu...

Food Allergies in School ...

 

After A Wildfire: Hillsid...

If you’ve engaged with any Joffe resources, articles, or blog posts in the last year, ther...

Expert Recommendations on...

The American School Health Association (ASHA) is an international organization that has sp...

Sensitive Student Conditi...

 

AED Maintenance for Schoo...

Automatic external defibrillators, or AEDs, are one of the most essential tools that schoo...

How Schools Should Handle...

Privacy has always been a challenge and concern for schools, even before every single indi...

Guide to Visitor Manageme...

From our perspective, the most important goal or element in effective school safety protoc...

Earthquake Safety Tips an...

 

What the Google Calendar ...

At least for me, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as checking off items on my to-do lis...

It Might Not Feel Like It...

It is absolutely normal to be concerned about things that are statistically unlikely to ha...

Recovery is A Ruff Proces...

We’ve written before about how recovering from emergencies can be a long, complicated proc...

Managing School Insurance...

Leading your school community through its recovery from an emergency or crisis is a long, ...

Keeping Students Engaged ...

Emergency drills have become a controversial or at least widely discussed topic in school ...

School in the City: Think...

I feel lucky to have grown up where I grew up. My high school, Charles D. Owen High (Go Wa...

Chris Joffe's Perspective...

  As an expert in the field of school emergency preparedness, I must share the shame, disa...

Tabletop Drills, Crisis M...

Hey. We're proud of you. Take a moment to appreciate the hard work you've done on the path...

Talking About Lockdown Dr...

Lockdown drills are a necessary part of any good school safety plan. Knowing what to do in...

Dealing With Boredom in a...

In our field of school safety and emergency preparedness, we often deal with people who ar...

School Safety Best Practi...

If this is the only school safety blog you belong to, (and hey, more power to you if it is...

Recovery is a Long Game: ...

  We aren't breaking any news when we note that the recovery process following a disaster ...

How to Safely Clean Up af...

When your home, school, office, or other space is impacted by a fire, the desire to rebuil...

Listening, Not Profiting

Over the past few years, a positive consensus seems to have developed. The core of that co...

Risk Management, Prioriti...

Just as you expect from your community safety blog post, today starts with a poem from the...

The Window of Life

One of the major ways Joffe Emergency Services supports our school partners throughout the...

Correctly Caring for Camp...

Perhaps the title of this blog post sacrificed some clarity for the sake of alliteration, ...

When (and How) To Help In...

We often talk about safety preparation at Joffe, and for good reason. Preparation allows f...

How To Build a Great Emer...

Your school's supply shed is filled with all of the emergency supplies needed to keep camp...

Thinking About Threat Ass...

One of the most important elements to the Joffe approach to school safety is our belief th...

How To Establish Safe Tra...

As the school year picks back up at its typical leisurely pace (a joke!), we’re welcoming ...

Backwards Planning and Sc...

I stumbled upon a great article recently that got me thinking about school safety. Now, th...

Summer Safety Tips: Dange...

  Our summer safety series rolls on, this time touching on the bane of many a parent’s foo...

Summer Safety Tips: How t...

Our summer safety tips roll on with a (verbal) trip to one of the best ways to beat the he...

Summer Safety Tips: On th...

Driving an automobile, like many of the tasks we do daily and unthinkingly while overlooki...

Keeping Schools Safe Does...

A recent article in the National Business Officers Association’s (NBOA) NetAssets magazine...

Learning Through Storytel...

To be completely honest with you, the reader, I was anxious when I was tasked with writing...

The National School Walko...

As students across the nation prepare to walk out of schools on March 14, we stand ready t...

Lockdown Door Devices: Wh...

There are many devices on the market that can increase security in a lockdown situation. F...

Hawaii's False Alarm: Wha...

If you live in Hawaii, last weekend you experienced quite a scare… Maybe if you live anywh...

Who's Your Incident Comma...

Woah, that’s a new term. Let’s start at the beginning: The Incident Command System is a pr...

Emergency Preparedness an...

The last month of the year has so many meanings for different communities. In business, it...

“How will your team be pr...

That’s a question we get a lot about our emergency line. First, some context: Being a resp...

“They Live Their Lives in...

  I was sitting in a meeting the other day and the subject turned to everyone’s worst nigh...

Emergency Preparedness in...

As September comes to an end, it wraps up with National Preparedness Month. This is a nati...

What do you think is the ...

Based on national statistics, approximately 30,000 people will die in vehicular accidents ...

Keeping Risk Management i...

  When planning for an event, nobody wants to think about the bad things that can happen. ...

EpiPen4Schools

Mylan, the maker of EpiPens, made headlines in August 2016 for the increased pricing of th...

A Swarm of Bees

Someone forwarded me this email, titled “Lockdown Averted”. You may be thinking that’s cra...

School Security

Last month I was visiting my parents in Texas. My mother asked me if I could pick up my ne...

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