According to a 2015 Nielsen study, more than 32 million people attend at least one music festival in the U.S. each year, with a third of those attending more than one festival. Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella are just a few of the events that will bring together thousands of people this summer. So what should emergency managers and event organizers do to prepare?
When disasters hit, chaos tends to follow. Emergency managers have successfully utilized social media at the core of their preparedness efforts in order to effectively communicate during disastrous events to keep such chaos to a minimum. Social media has made it possible to make smart decisions and spread information instantaneously, something that can ultimately help save lives.
As the Preparedness Summit rapidly approaches, I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of the incredible work our partners in Emergency Management have accomplished recently. These three “must see” sessions are just a small sample of the innovative and informative sessions you will find at this year’s Summit!
The 2018 Juvare Preparedness Summit is fast approaching. While your Summit experience will include presentations by world-class thought leaders, invaluable training opportunities, guru sessions with Juvare subject matter experts and fun social events, our Clients’ Share-a-Thon presentations always emerge as the true stars of Summit. I encourage you to make plans to attend the following sessions that feature real-life experiences and identify insightful best practices.
As you start planning for all the great events at this year’s Preparedness Summit, we want to encourage you to download the Summit mobile app, which allows you to browse our program offerings, personalize your schedule and make the most out of Summit.
The U.S. Department of Education recently published the 2016 edition of The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, commonly referred to as the Clery Handbook. The Clery Handbook is a step-by-step guide of the campus safety and security reporting obligations for colleges and universities. This is the first time in five years that the Department of Education has released an updated Handbook.
Once unthinkable, the act of a gunman entering a university or institute of higher education (IHE) campus with the sole intent of doing harm to faculty, staff, students and visitors has become an all too common occurrence. With this as the reality, if the call comes in that shots have been fired, is your campus adequately prepared to address the situation? Active shooter scenarios are dynamic and evolve quickly. Therefore, proper emergency management preparation and the availability of information on your campus can prove significant in promoting situational awareness and saving lives.
A mid-size university in Tennessee has the right idea when it comes to keeping its students safe. And other colleges and universities can learn a lesson from it.
Natural and man-made disasters are sweeping news feeds and TV channels almost weekly. With floods in Louisiana and Texas, hurricanes along the East Coast, wild fires out West, and snow storms in the Midwest, it is evident that no region of the country is immune to these unfortunate events.