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Tabletop Drills, Crisis Management, and School Safety Plans

Hey. We're proud of you. Take a moment to appreciate the hard work you've done on the path to emergency preparation and school safety. (If you know...

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Talking About Lockdown Drills With Students

Lockdown drills are a necessary part of any good school safety plan. Knowing what to do in an emergency (and having practiced it enough to be able to...

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Dealing With Boredom in an Emergency

In our field of school safety and emergency preparedness, we often deal with people who are feeling high levels of stress, anxiety, and fear. While...

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School Safety Best Practices (According to Michigan)

If this is the only school safety blog you belong to, (and hey, more power to you if it isn't!) you may have missed the state of Michigan's School...

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Recovery is a Long Game: PTSD Following Disasters

 

We aren't breaking any news when we note that the recovery process following a disaster is a long and complex process. Schools and communities will...

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How to Safely Clean Up after a Fire

When your home, school, office, or other space is impacted by a fire, the desire to rebuild is strong. The first step of restoration, cleaning up,...

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Listening, Not Profiting

Over the past few years, a positive consensus seems to have developed. The core of that consensus is that we must find ways to protect our schools...

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Risk Management, Prioritization, and Poetry (?)

Just as you expect from your community safety blog post, today starts with a poem from the American author Mary Oliver (Hey, it's Friday, right?). We...

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The Window of Life

One of the major ways Joffe Emergency Services supports our school partners throughout the country is by providing CPR and First Aid training and...

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Correctly Caring for Campus Concussions

Perhaps the title of this blog post sacrificed some clarity for the sake of alliteration, so here's what it's about. One of the more common injuries...

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