Emergency Response

Read: Texas Education Agency Releases Draft School Safety Recommendations

Texas Education Agency Releases Draft School Safety Recommendations

The proposed rules include default locking on exterior doors, numbering systems on exterior doors, and panic alarms, among other things.

Read: Uvalde Families, Leaders Call for Texas DPS Director to Resign

Uvalde Families, Leaders Call for Texas DPS Director to Resign

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said DPS “did not fail the community, plain and simple.”

Read: Uvalde Teacher Wrongly Accused of Leaving Door Open Suffers from Tremors, Depression

Uvalde Teacher Wrongly Accused of Leaving Door Open Suffers from Tremors, Depression

In a press conference, Texas authorities originally claimed Amy Marin left a door propped open, giving the gunman access to the school.

Read: Locked Doors Stopped Ax-Wielding Man from Entering Jacksonville Elementary School

Locked Doors Stopped Ax-Wielding Man from Entering Jacksonville Elementary School

Duval County Public Schools police officers pursued the suspect and shot him when he would not drop the ax, according to a police report.

Read: What Works (and What Doesn’t) When Deploying Mass Notification Solutions

What Works (and What Doesn’t) When Deploying Mass Notification Solutions

Emergency communications are complex and require sophisticated tools to generate effective results.

Read: Back to School Safety: Prioritizing Security and Life Safety Systems

Back to School Safety: Prioritizing Security and Life Safety Systems

Evaluating potential misuse of life safety systems and using existing infrastructure and technology are a few ways having a thorough system of response helps mitigate critical threats.

Read: Colleges and Universities at Higher Risk for Noncompliance with RAY BAUM’S Act

Colleges and Universities at Higher Risk for Noncompliance with RAY BAUM’S Act

College campus phone systems fall under the RAY BAUM’s Act which requires all 911 calls to include a dispatchable location.

Read: How Universities Can Make ICS Work for Them

How Universities Can Make ICS Work for Them

Universities must have excellent intra-agency coordination, using a standardized approach, even if it is ICS-like rather than ICS exact.

Read: Uvalde CISD Police to Return to Work Amid Calls for Suspension

Uvalde CISD Police to Return to Work Amid Calls for Suspension

Community members are demanding the officers who responded to the Robb Elementary School shooting be suspended until an audit is complete.

Read: Telecor Announces Alarm Manager for Real-Time Classroom Status During Emergency

Telecor Announces Alarm Manager for Real-Time Classroom Status During Emergency

During a lockdown, Alarm Manager allows occupants to report their status directly to the front office or command center.

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