Emergency Exercises

Read: New Texas Law Changes How Active Shooter Drills Are Done in Schools

New Texas Law Changes How Active Shooter Drills Are Done in Schools

A portion of the new law says active shooter drills should consider the impact on students’ mental health.

Read: School Safety Experts Release Updated Guidance on Conducting Armed Assailant Drills in Schools

School Safety Experts Release Updated Guidance on Conducting Armed Assailant Drills in Schools

It is imperative that safety drills of any kind do not unintentionally trigger or exacerbate students’ or staff sense of risk or trauma. 

Read: The Benefits of Conducting Tabletop Exercises in Hospitals

The Benefits of Conducting Tabletop Exercises in Hospitals

Ballad Health has opted for doing tabletop exercises rather than full-scale emergency exercises. Here’s why they did it and the results of this new approach.

Read: Spotlight on Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Thomas Mayhew

Spotlight on Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Thomas Mayhew

Check out some of this Director of the Year finalist’s top accomplishments, as well as a photo gallery of him and his department.

Read: Campus Safety Announces the 2021 Director of the Year Finalists

Campus Safety Announces the 2021 Director of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to the 17 campus protection professionals from around the nation who’ve been named finalists in this year’s Director of the Year awards program!

Read: K-12 Director of the Year: School Security Pioneer Transforms Emergency Preparedness, Response at LPS

K-12 Director of the Year: School Security Pioneer Transforms Emergency Preparedness, Response at LPS

Campus Safety K-12 Director of the Year Guy Grace has implemented a wide array of school security innovations in his district that have been adopted by many other schools and organizations.

Read: 5 Strategies to Help Ensure School Safety When Campuses Reopen This Fall

5 Strategies to Help Ensure School Safety When Campuses Reopen This Fall

With the processes surrounding campus reopenings so uncertain, these five steps will help your school district evaluate and test your safety plans, as well as prepare your staff to make quick adjustments, if needed.

Read: Remote Emergency Preparedness Training Is Worth the Effort

Remote Emergency Preparedness Training Is Worth the Effort

Classes already developed for face-to-face classes can easily be adapted for remote formats during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read: Ready to Face These School Security and Safety Concerns When Students Return?

Ready to Face These School Security and Safety Concerns When Students Return?

As the date to reopen schools gets closer, be sure your campus can address the risks and threats of violence created or exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown.

Read: Lessons Learned from 6 Higher Education Emergency Managers

Lessons Learned from 6 Higher Education Emergency Managers

Emergency managers from Kennesaw State, Cal State Fullerton, Rice University, the University of Central Oklahoma, Gonzaga University and Boston College share their strategies for success.

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