Active Shooter Training for Churches

active shooter training for churches

Sadly, houses of worship are not immune to the rash of violence that has come to pervade our society. In fact, churches have – in many ways – become a target for gun violence. With 19 church shootings occurring over the past two decades in the U.S. – one of which ended with 26 lives lost…

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Developing a Fire Evacuation Plan

Fire evacuation plans for businesses and organizations

Emergency preparedness and emergency response plans can help protect your team and your business. Having a comprehensive fire evacuation plan in place can help you avoid serious and even fatal injuries should disaster strike. Working with a business disaster response and recovery expert can help ensure that your organization is prepared for every possible risk.…

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Emergency Response Plans for Natural Disasters

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Implementing emergency response plans for natural disasters can help organizations and groups of all types be ready, should the unthinkable strike. To ensure that your disaster preparedness plan addresses every significant threat your organization faces, consider the importance of a detailed threat analysis. Critical Path Solutions helps organizations prepare for worst-case scenarios. We assist you…

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Active Shooter Training for Schools: Critical Do’s and Don’ts

Active shooter training for schools

To be truly effective, active shooter training for schools requires several critical elements, primary among which is an evidence-based threat assessment upon which exercises and training must be based. Two other elements that are critical to successful training are ethics and empathy. Without these elements, teachers and students may not grasp or accept the life-saving…

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Hurricane Preparedness Planning

Many catastrophic hurricanes have hit the U.S. causing loss of life, million of dollars in damage and widespread destruction and power outages. Although the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its counterpart in each state exist to come to the rescue of those affected by hurricanes and other disasters, we have seen these agencies struggle with…

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Blackout Preparedness Planning

Does your municipality have a blackout preparedness plan? Blackouts can happen for a number of reasons, most often natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, ice storms, blizzards, etc. But they can happen for other reasons too. The grid could go down as it has in Texas and California, or the U.S. could be the…

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Earthquake Preparedness Planning

The most destructive earthquakes generally happen along fault lines where the earth’s tectonic plates meet. In the U.S., major fault lines are in California and Alaska. But earthquakes can happen anywhere, and they can be dangerous and result in injury and death. That is why an earthquake preparation plan is so important. Critical Path Solutions…

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Windstorm Preparedness Planning

On the disaster preparedness scale, windstorms do not get as much attention as hurricanes and tornadoes. While this makes sense, since a windstorm is not as destructive as a hurricane or tornado, it is still a serious weather event that can cause significant damage, and as such, should warrant an emergency preparedness plan. Critical Path…

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Tornado Preparedness Planning

As these maps from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show, more tornadoes are striking across the U.S. — sometimes in areas that have never before seen tornadoes — due to climate change and other factors. Even if your city or town has never experienced a tornado, you must be prepared for the day that…

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Evacuation Planning

Everyone should have an evacuation plan — companies, schools, families, individuals. It is crucially important and it can save lives. Critical Path Solutions helps our clients create evacuation plans and set up and run drills to train the occupants in their building or organization so the plan runs smoothly. What does an evacuation plan entail?…

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