Leave No Person Behind – Plugging the hole in your emergency evacuation plan.

It’s a regular day at the office when all of the sudden the fire alarm for your building goes off. You’re not concerned; you’ve worked hard to make sure your company has a comprehensive emergency evacuation plan in place and you are confident that everyone will get out safe. But then you notice Bob from […]

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this event is a nationwide, month-long effort to encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes and can affect one person or millions of people. Having a basic preparedness plan goes a […]

When “Reel Life” meets “Real Life”

The Summer Blockbuster season has gotten off to an early start: we’ve been shaken by earthquakes, battered by flooding, devastated by tornadoes and that’s all before we ever set foot in a movie theater. This week’s release of San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson is this summer’s big disaster film and the viewing audience has shown once […]

Fire Safety Procedures: 3 Simple Steps

This past summer left with several fires blazing all over the US, especially in the West.   These fires have threatened people, caused evacuations, and burned down homes and businesses.  A lack of knowledge and awareness are the causes of most fires and loss of life.  A continuous fire safety program will allow employees to be […]

2013 Hurricane Season Forecast: Active and Strong

According to Accuweather.com, the 2013 hurricane season will be active and  have multiple strong storms.  Measured over the past 150 years, the probability and impact of hurricanes fluctuate every 30-40 years.  During the 1970s and 1980s the risks of a hurricane making landfall in the US  were minimal.  However, ever since the late 1980s, hurricanes […]

Workplace Violence: Is your company ready to respond?

Workplace violence events, such as the Newtown and Aurora mass-shootings, have shown that businesses and facilities should be more prepared for mass-casualty events. There were breakdowns in the communications, command, and control at both of these events. Such breakdowns can cause failures with the response process. An expedient and effective response to workplace violence will ensure that […]

Shelter-in-Place, 5 Critical Actions for your Business

A Shelter-in-Place plan is used to provide protection to your employees from local and regional hazards, by taking shelter in a safe area, within your building, when evacuation is not advisable. Numerous hazards could cause a shelter-in-place action to be implemented, such as earthquakes, chemical or biological spills, terrorist acts, tornadoes, floods and armed intruders. […]

Poor Planning and 911 SNAFU Leads to Runners Death

Peter Haas, could not have known that he would collapse and ultimately die after completing the recent Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon and 5K run. Many will spend time in the near and foreseeable future leveling blame and pointing fingers relative to whose fault it was and why he died. Important questions come to […]

Prepare for Winter Emergencies

As stormy months have begun to show their menacing clouds, it’s important now to  prepare for potential emergencies that can, and do, arise. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign is a great resource for everyone looking to be prepared for emergencies. The Ready Campaign’s message is simple: get a kit, make a plan […]