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Targeted Violence in Schools: Are Future Educators Prepared?

Targeted-violent events threaten staff and students’ physical, psychological, and emotional well-being in public schools. However, the increasing frequency of these incidents raises concerns about the preparedness of incoming teachers and current staff to handle such incidents.

Fireproofing the Future: Safeguarding Against Wildfires

July 2023 was the world’s hottest recorded month in history. Increasing heat events increase the risk of wildfires. However, good land and waste management practices can significantly prevent and mitigate the risk and consequences of these events.

Deploying With Adult Non-Prescription Medication Kits

The availability of non-prescription medications may mean the difference between a successful deployment and needing to return home ahead of schedule. As such, first responders should consider non-prescription medication kits as part of their pre-deployment planning.

​​​Training for Hazardous Tasks in Virtual Environments

Being able to recreate complex hazardous materials incidents in a classroom setting teaches life-saving lessons in a safe environment. Advances in virtual and augmented reality training systems provide instructors with new tools to train the next generation of first responders.

Community Preparedness for the Socially & Civically Isolated

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, about half of American adults reported feeling lonely. A lack of engagement can have serious health effects for socially isolated individuals and implications for the work of emergency management professionals.

Sports Celebrations – Expect the Best, Plan for the Worst

Large sports-related celebratory events necessitate a coordinated response from municipal government agencies and the community. Thorough planning, intelligence-based risk assessments, and stakeholder input are critical components of a comprehensive plan.

7 Best Practices for Implementing Housing Recovery Programs

Implementing Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery housing recovery programs can be complex and challenging and, if not done correctly, can result in delays, inefficiencies, and inequitable outcomes. These seven best practices can help avoid common program pitfalls.

AI Partners – Filling Law Enforcement Experience Gaps

As the hiring gap in law enforcement widens, agencies must find innovative solutions to maintain the experience and wisdom of their seasoned officers. Artificial intelligence is one solution being explored to transfer this critical knowledge.

Three Keys to Life-Saving Hurricane Season Communication

Years of strategy and planning go into crisis response and developing a communication plan that keeps people safe, clearly outlines the situation, and empowers them to act. Learn about the three key factors to a successful communications plan during hurricane season.

Targeted Violence in Schools: Are Future Educators Prepared?

Targeted-violent events threaten staff and students’ physical, psychological, and emotional well-being in public schools. However, the increasing frequency of these incidents raises concerns about the preparedness of incoming teachers and current staff to handle such incidents.

Fireproofing the Future: Safeguarding Against Wildfires

July 2023 was the world’s hottest recorded month in history. Increasing heat events increase the risk of wildfires. However, good land and waste management practices can significantly prevent and mitigate the risk and consequences of these events.

Deploying With Adult Non-Prescription Medication Kits

The availability of non-prescription medications may mean the difference between a successful deployment and needing to return home ahead of schedule. As such, first responders should consider non-prescription medication kits as part of their pre-deployment planning.

​​​Training for Hazardous Tasks in Virtual Environments

Being able to recreate complex hazardous materials incidents in a classroom setting teaches life-saving lessons in a safe environment. Advances in virtual and augmented reality training systems provide instructors with new tools to train the next generation of first responders.

Community Preparedness for the Socially & Civically Isolated

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, about half of American adults reported feeling lonely. A lack of engagement can have serious health effects for socially isolated individuals and implications for the work of emergency management professionals.

Recruitment and Retention Panel Discussion

On August 3, 2023, Domestic Preparedness hosted a panel of five emergency management professionals who discussed today’s recruitment and retention challenges.

Sports Celebrations – Expect the Best, Plan for the Worst

Large sports-related celebratory events necessitate a coordinated response from municipal government agencies and the community. Thorough planning, intelligence-based risk assessments, and stakeholder input are critical components of a comprehensive plan.

7 Best Practices for Implementing Housing Recovery Programs

Implementing Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery housing recovery programs can be complex and challenging and, if not done correctly, can result in delays, inefficiencies, and inequitable outcomes. These seven best practices can help avoid common program pitfalls.

AI Partners – Filling Law Enforcement Experience Gaps

As the hiring gap in law enforcement widens, agencies must find innovative solutions to maintain the experience and wisdom of their seasoned officers. Artificial intelligence is one solution being explored to transfer this critical knowledge.

Three Keys to Life-Saving Hurricane Season Communication

Years of strategy and planning go into crisis response and developing a communication plan that keeps people safe, clearly outlines the situation, and empowers them to act. Learn about the three key factors to a successful communications plan during hurricane season.

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Article Out Loud – Planning for a Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols, but it should. This article urges preparedness professionals to collaborate with eclipse planning committees to ensure the safety and security of all those involved.

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