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Disaster Preparedness Blog

Organizing Effective Emergency Response Teams in Schools

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Emergency Response Teams. These teams are the very backbone of your school's disaster preparedness infrastructure. They are the first line...

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Understanding SEMS/NIMS/ICS: The Backbone of School Disaster Preparedness

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When I look back on my years as a Fire Captain, having responded to myriad emergencies ranging from fires to...

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Why Triage Should Not Be Performed During Search and Rescue Operations

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In the world of emergency response, knowledge is not just power—it's a lifesaver. The decisions you make in the initial...

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School Search & Rescue Team Guide: Effective Classroom Searches

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In the aftermath of a natural disaster such as an earthquake, ensuring the safety of every individual is paramount. For...

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Making Every Second Count: Streamlining School Evacuation and Search & Rescue Processes

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In my 25-year tenure as a Fire Department Captain, I've learned that when it comes to emergencies, every second is...

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Lessons from a Firefighter: How a Light Rescue Cribbing Set Can Save Lives in Earthquakes

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Over 25 years, I've served as a Fire Captain, battling blazes, responding to emergencies, and learning the ins and outs...

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Preparing Your Emergency Response Team: Skills and Training

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Earthquakes can lead to panic. Panic induces chaos, and chaos results in increased injuries from falling debris or stampedes. In...

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Emergency Lockdown: How Prepared is Your Classroom? Introducing the Classroom Emergency Lock Down Kit

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In our rapidly changing world, preparedness has become a watchword for educators. We're no longer just teaching curriculum; we're responsible...

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Creating an Effective Disaster Preparedness Plan for Schools: Essential Tips & Tactics and a FREE Tool

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Disasters can strike anytime, anywhere, with little to no warning. As such, being well-prepared is crucial, especially in schools where...

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Ensuring Safety in Schools: The Importance of Regularly Updating Your Emergency Supplies and Training

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Disaster preparedness is a critical aspect of school management. With the responsibility for hundreds or even thousands of students and...

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Why Every Family Needs a Disaster Survival Plan: Tips for Creating Yours and Using the Disaster Survival Calculator

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Disasters can strike without warning, and being prepared is essential to ensure the safety and well-being of your family. Creating...

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Earthquake Preparedness and School Lockdowns: A Comprehensive Emergency Response Guide for Schools

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Ensuring the safety of students, staff, and faculty during emergencies is a top priority for every educational institution. Earthquakes and...

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