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Read: School Public Address Systems Are Critical During an Active Lethal Threat Event

School Public Address Systems Are Critical During an Active Lethal Threat Event

Students, teachers and staff members must be able to hear and understand emergency messages broadcast on public address systems so they can respond effectively.

Read: Active Shooter Drill Gone Wrong Causes Panic at Maryland Hospital

Active Shooter Drill Gone Wrong Causes Panic at Maryland Hospital

An improper mass alert caused an active shooter scare at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a hospital for recovering veterans.

Read: BCSD Director on a Relentless Quest for School Security and Safety

BCSD Director on a Relentless Quest for School Security and Safety

Tim Knight has been named CS K-12 Director of the Year for tirelessly advancing the Berkeley County School District safety and security program .

Read: Video Q&A: Chris Dorn Talks About Emergency Preparedness at Schools

Video Q&A: Chris Dorn Talks About Emergency Preparedness at Schools

Preparing for a broad range of emergencies is the best way to protect your campus when disaster strikes.

Read: New Md. School Safety Law Creates Standards for Student Assessments, Emergency Preparedness

New Md. School Safety Law Creates Standards for Student Assessments, Emergency Preparedness

The law touches on several areas designed to increase schools’ resilience and emergency preparedness.

Read: Connecticut Schools Violate Safety Laws Put in Place After Sandy Hook

Connecticut Schools Violate Safety Laws Put in Place After Sandy Hook

Last July, only 25 percent of Connecticut school districts submitted records for its fire drills and crisis management drills.

Read: Campus Safety Conference Provides Lessons in Emergency Preparedness

Campus Safety Conference Provides Lessons in Emergency Preparedness

Experts shared their experiences with emergencies and gave advice to attendees as part of the emergency preparedness forum.

Read: NWS Makes Texas High School The First ‘Storm Ready’ Campus in State

NWS Makes Texas High School The First ‘Storm Ready’ Campus in State

The National Weather Service recognized the school’s tornado preparedness improvements in June.

Read: Active Incident Training: Preparing for the Future Threat

Active Incident Training: Preparing for the Future Threat

Preparation must go beyond incident response, tactics and the focus on active shooters.

Read: Fla. Hospital Effectively Responds to Recent Airport Shooting

Fla. Hospital Effectively Responds to Recent Airport Shooting

The hospital’s emergency response procedures helped staff deal with the rush of victims, relatives and the media.

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