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Woodland Hills School District Getting High-Tech Emergency Response System

School District in PA installing new technology utilizing BeSafe Floorplans
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Fiscal Year 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program

FY 2016 FEMA grant program overview
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How To Identify Crime Risk Areas On Campus

This video, produced by High Point University Security Department for the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators helps campus security and safety personnel: To identify crime risk areas on your camapus To identify the potential crimes that may occur in the crime risk areas To identify methods to reduce or eliminate crimes on campus To educate...
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Datacasting and Public Safety

DHS and FirstResponder.gov video describing datacasting and its role in Pub
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Graduation and Prom: Things to Consider

With prom season currently underway and numerous graduation ceremonies on the horizon I think it is an important time for individuals and organizations to reflect on risk mitigation. Things to Consider: Communication Communication is the oldest and most effective form of risk mitigation. Having a free flow of information can educate and inform of potential hazards long before...
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Increasing awareness in April

As you recently heard, this past Sunday a man shot and killed three individuals outside a Kansas City House of Worship and an assisted living center. This senseless act of violence is yet another reminder that we live in a world that has changed and we all must remain vigilant and aware of ourselves and our surroundings. This tragic event in Kansas joins other horrific instances of violence...
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Virginia and Georgia Working Together For Safety

Abstract: Virginia has provided a mobile application to keep citizens informed about statewide emergencies. Georgia created a similar app a couple of years ago and offered the code to all other states. Re-use of the Georgia software reduced application development time and cost Read the news article: Virginia Releases Emergency Preparation Smartphone App
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Remembering Steve Jobs and the Apple II

I was in high school and working in my fathers small business. It was 1979 or 1980 I guess. My mother and I went to a computer store to check out prices and accounting software. As I recall things we narrowed the choices down to the Apple II and the TRS-80 Model 3. We ended up with the Apple II, the PeachTree accounting software, and an Apple Image Writer printer. I remember that there was a...
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September 11th: Our Reflections Ten Years Later

Remembering September 11th I was doing a BeSafe site visit at a High School in Massachusetts in the early morning of September 11, 2001, when I learned the first plane hit the South Tower. I saw a cafeteria supervisor gather her employees around a small television, and quickly learned what had happened. Within minutes, the school became eerily quiet as students and staff became aware of...
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September 11th

When the attacks on the United States occurred, I was a college student.  I remember waking up that morning, ready for class, having a cup of coffee and watching the morning news when coverage began for the first plane strike into the World Trade Center.  I can recall being confused, but as of yet not overly concerned.  I knew something big was happening when the second plane...
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