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Tornado Preparedness Starts Now

As tornado season gets underway it’s time to get prepared. There was a small outbreak of 10 tornadoes in the Southern United States on January 21st and 22nd. Then there were 44 tornadoes confirmed in the month of February in the US. Although the 2018 season isn’t predicted to be as bad as 2017, there have already […]

Workplace Violence: A Look at the Numbers

Earlier this year 38-year-old Cedric Larry Ford killed four and wounded 14 others in a chaotic workplace shooting spree in Kansas. Investigators at the time were unclear of the shooter’s motive—only that there were “some things that triggered this particular individual.” While it’s easy to push aside news of these incidents with the justification, “It […]

Is Your Organization Disaster-Ready? One Call Now Can Help

What’s headed our way according to The Weather Company forecast of the 2016 Hurricane Season? Approximately 14 named storms, eight hurricanes, and three major (Category 3 or stronger) hurricanes. What Does This Mean For You? What do these figures represent to people living in this hurricane-prone region of the country? For starters, we’re facing down […]

Three Steps to Be Prepared for an Emergency in Healthcare

Once a crisis hits, it’s too late to decide on a plan of action. Keeping people safe and keeping the reputation of your hospital in good shape means knowing what to do long before you need to do it. Here’s what you need to know to keep a crisis from becoming a complete disaster. 1. […]

3 Tips for Gaining Control in an Emergency

I saw a news story about how first responders prepare for the unexpected. One official said, “We need to stay familiar with the tools and procedures that are not part of our day-to-day operations. During an emergency, we need to have as much control over the situation as possible.” Now that got me thinking… When […]

Crisis Leadership & Emergency Responses

Thinking beyond the plan… a finely-tuned execution makes a good plan great! The midst of a crisis is not the time to figure out what works and what doesn’t. People will be caught off guard. Some will panic. In most instances, there will be chaos and confusion. Dealing effectively with crises, demands leadership, planned responses […]