When news outlets assign silly names to serious winter storms—Snowpocalypse. Snowmaggeddon. Snowzilla, and the like—it diminishes the true dangers of weather-related events like this January’s storm Jonas.
Today marks the official launch of the new 32NCSI (National Campus Safety Initiative) - the program inspired and initiated by the families of the victims and survivors of the April 16, 2007 shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech. This is a major milestone for those dedicated to improving campus safety.
The ‘Expert Q&A’ series highlights the experiences of practitioners and thought-leaders in the field of Emergency Management, Communication, & Response.
This latest installment of the 'Expert Q&A' series is a brief interview with Mark Branham from the Banner University Medical Center Tucson (BUMCT).
There is a rapidly approaching twister forming just minutes away and you need to notify your community to seek shelter... NOW. Security cameras confirm that there is an active shooter in the lobby and it is imperative to warn the campus to lock-down for safety.
Preparing and rolling out a communication plan is an often thankless, always difficult job. It’s one of those tough jobs that sounds so simple, but it’s not simple at all. It just looks “too easy” when it’s done right. When you’re doing your job right, nobody notices you and that’s a good thing.