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Jul 07, 2013 05:02 pm |

School Shooting Preparedness Requires Complex Training

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By: David Farris and Drew Tracy

Just as previous school shootings shocked our national conscience and resulted in changes to public safety initiatives, law enforcement tactics and intervention programs, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut refocused our collective attention to prevent and reduce victims of gun violence in our school systems.

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Jul 07, 2013 04:56 pm |

Tips to beat the heat this summer

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Summer  is a time for camping trips, cookouts and afternoons by the pool. However, it’s also a time to be aware of the dangers soaring temperatures can bring. Extreme heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the U.S, claiming more than 650 lives across the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

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Jul 07, 2013 04:45 pm |

Weathering the storm: disaster preparedness tips for small business owners

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As a nation, we learned several hard lessons following the recent natural disasters in Oklahoma and along the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged East Coast. While we often think of the devastation inflicted upon individual community members, we can’t overlook the effects that natural disasters have on the backbones of our local economies: small businesses.

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Jul 07, 2013 04:25 pm |

How Sandy Tested Business Continuity Plans

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Hurricane Sandy put many companies to the test: Could they withstand a storm that could shut down business for days, or even weeks?

With no Internet, phone or power and therefore, no way to communicate with employees or customers, workers were unsure whether to go to work, and customers had no way to contact ...

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Jul 07, 2013 04:15 pm |

Fire, Water and Climate Change

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by Eric Holdeman: Emergency management in the blogosphere

As I look at the disaster events of today I see us dealing “long-term” with too little water in some places and too much in others.  At the same time the lack of water is going to drive up the fire danger to extreme levels in ...

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Jul 07, 2013 03:56 pm |

Advance Preparedness Planning for a Safe Vacation

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Whether your plans are for a weekend just hours from home or spending a few weeks in another state or country, the include emergency preparedness in your vacation planning.

“A little research, planning, and strategic packing could go a long way toward keeping your family safe throughout your vacation.”

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Jul 07, 2013 03:36 pm |

Craig Fugate Discusses How FEMA Has Changed (And What’s Next)

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By: Marty Pastula

Craig Fugate took over as FEMA’s administrator in May 2009, and has instituted many approaches to emergency management that have taken hold and helped push the U.S. to become better able to respond to and mitigate hazards. We talked with Fugate about those efforts and where improvements need to be made ...

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