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Securing a Hospital Emergency Department in the Aftermath of a School Shooting

Posted by on August 22, 2019

(Editor’s Note: This article is a collaboration with Michael S. D’Angelo, CPP, CSC, CHPA, a Board Certified Security Consultant specializing in the security of healthcare facilities. He can be reached at, or 786-444-1109. See his biographical information at the end of the article.) As America continues to endure mass shootings at school, security and […]

Educators are our Very-First Responders

Posted by on February 26, 2010

In the post-Columbine era, we have trained school administrators and crisis teams to plan, train, and drilll closely with first-responders.  I have always been an advocate for school resource officers (SROs), other local law enforcement, fire fighters, and emergency medical service personnel. The Deer Creek Middle School shooting this week reminds us, however, that critical school incidents can […]