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Keeping Students Engaged in Emergency Drills

Emergency drills have become a controversial or at least widely discussed topic in school safety for a myriad of reasons. If done purposelessly or...

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School in the City: Thinking About Safety for Urban Environments

I feel lucky to have grown up where I grew up. My high school, Charles D. Owen High (Go Warhorses!) is nestled in the Swannanoa Valley, surrounded...

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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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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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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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How To Build a Great Emergency Kit

Your school's supply shed is filled with all of the emergency supplies needed to keep campus functioning for up to 72 hours following a disaster or...

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