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Be Prepared, Be Very Prepared

April 13, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

A typical weekday morning on a NYC subway train. People sitting or standing in the subway cars on their way to work, school, or wherever else they may be headed. Some reading their newspaper, some looking at their cellphones. Maybe they’re taking a nap or just staring blankly as the train heads toward their destination. Tuesday morning, April 12, 2022, turned out to be anything but typical for those riding on the Manhattan-bound N train around 8:30 a.m. A male passenger on the train, who...

emergency preparedness, Emergency Response Systems, Mass transit security, NYC

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Also Noted

Alertus grant program provides free mass notification technology

July 7, 2020SSN Staff

BELTSVILLE, Md.—Alertus Technologies, a leader in emergency mass notification solutions, partnered with California IT in Education (CITE) to provide an emergency preparedness grant valuing up to $75,000 to one qualified member annually.  “An effective emergency notification in a school environment is more important today than ever before,” CITE Executive Director, Andrea Bennet, said in the announcement. “This grant will help schools complete their notification system with no implementation...

Alertus Technologies, emergency preparedness, grant program, school safety, school security

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American Alarm hosts seminar on combatting active shooters

November 21, 2013SSN Staff

ARLINGTON, Mass.—More than 40 school and business leaders took part in American Alarm's “Keeping our Communities Safe” seminar last month, the company announced. Led by public safety officers from Winchester, Mass., the free seminar shared the latest best practices for active shooter situations, according to the release. “For years, we put people in lockdown and told them to sit on the floor and stay quiet,” said Fire Captain Rick Tustin, in a prepared statement....

Active Shooter, American Alarm, emergency preparedness

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General News

Experts: Schools can prepare successfully for disasters like tornadoes

May 22, 2013Amy Canfield

YARMOUTH, Maine—What can a school do when a monstrous EF5 tornado is barreling down upon it, packing winds of at least 200 mph? Follow through on what should already have been practiced many times, school security experts say.Monday's huge tornado in Moore, Okla., struck two schools. It pulled off the roof of Plaza Towers Elementary, where classes were still in session, and knocked down its cinder-block walls. News reports Tuesday afternoon said seven students died there as a result. Briarwood...

Columbine, emergency preparedness, Moore, Newtown, Oklahoma, Physical Security, Plaza Towers Elementary, Tornado Alley

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