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Our library of articles provides innovative thought leadership on various topics of the emergency preparedness field.

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Critical Issue #1: Ensuring “Top-Down” Buy In
It is essential that every staff member understands the importance of emergency management.


Critical Issue #2: School Emergency Plan Deficiencies
At best, today’s schools have a generic emergency plan in place that does not meet the needs of their particular facility.

Critical Issue #3: Maintaining Compliancy with Project Save
It is imperative that every school district make sure that they are, at the very least, in compliance with Project Save.


Critical Issue #4: Maintaining Updated Contact Information
Antiquated contact information is a major concern that makes it impossible to react to an emergency situation quickly.

Critical Issue #5: Response Uniformity Between Schools
There is currently a considerable lack of uniformity between schools.


Critical Issue #6: Lack of Safe Visitor Protocols
The lack of a safe visitor protocol is a common problem in schools across all school districts.

Critical Issue #7: Inadequate Signage
Without proper signage and on-campus procedures in place, a campus environment is not safe.


Critical Issue #8: Non-Trained Recess Staff is Unsafe
The current state of supervision, or lack thereof, during recess time has left most schools with an unsafe outdoor environment.

Critical Issue #9: When the Principal is Absent
Faculty must function in an emergency when the principal of the school is unavailable.


Critical Issue #10: Building Communication
It is imperative that each school be able to communicate with each other during an incident.

Critical Issue #11: Integration with First Responders
Although school districts are required by Project SAVE to meet with first responders annually, most schools fail to do so.


Critical Issue #12: Integrating Incident Command System
Without established protocol, emergency situations are not proficiently handled.