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Applying Environmental Design to Prevent Active Shooters

Active shooter trainings can help prevent some injuries and deaths However additional measures should also be taken to prevent the attack from occurring This article describes how to apply environmental design to thwart attackers

Article Out Loud – Active Shooter – When Lock Down Is Not Enough

Law enforcement officers paramedics and other responders have received extensive training in dealing with active shooters and the wounds resulting from active shooter incidents However the potential force multipliers in all these attacks that are just beginning to receive attention are the potential victims at the scene

A Growing Threat to Healthcare and Other Facilities

Active shooter and other violent incidents occur all over the country in urban and rural areas in big cities and small towns in large and small facilities Many examples demonstrate the need to understand and plan for them and the significant consequences that could follow This article empowers the reader

Article Out Loud – Growing Threat to Healthcare and Other Facilities

Active shooters and other violent incidents occur all over the country in urban and rural areas in big cities and small towns in large and small facilities Many examples demonstrate the need to understand and plan for them and the significant consequences that could follow

Cassandra’s Curse: Disasters Revisited

The study of Greek mythology can provide examples of failure to heed the call of emergency management specialists and experts The story of Cassandra is an illustration of this warning To win her favor the Greek god Apollo gave her power to predict the future However once she received the

Active Shooter – When Lock Down Is Not Enough

Law enforcement officers paramedics and other responders have received extensive training in dealing with active shooters and the wounds resulting from active shooter incidents However the potential force multipliers in all these attacks that are just beginning to receive attention are the potential victims at the scene

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Article Out Loud – The Psychology of Crisis

  Full article by Mary Schoenfeldt, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, the board president of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology describes the psychological side of disasters and other impactful events as a critical component of crisis management. Many people still do

Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

Article Out Loud – The Missing Plague Vials

  Full article by Robert C. Hutchinson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an experienced federal agent shares a true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities that demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities

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