Category: Emergency Preparedness

Report: Most CEOs Unprepared for Rise in Physical Threats to Their Businesses

Although physical threats are “skyrocketing,” most C-suite leaders are unprepared to mitigate the impact on operations and people. That’s according to a new report from critical event management provider OnSolve. The study found significant increases to three rising threats globally in 2022 when compared to 2021: infrastructure and technology (+688% globally, +807% in U.S.); transportation […]

Back to Basics: PSAP and EOC Facilities

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. With April being Emergency Communications Month, let’s spotlight facilities that are vital in responding to emergencies. Public safety answering points (PSAPs) and emergency operations centers (EOCs) are critical facilities that provide essential services to the community […]

What’s New in the PASS Guidelines for Securing K-12 Schools

In a constantly changing world, the security and safety challenges schools face—as well as the ways in which schools can address those challenges—are also ever-changing. The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released the sixth edition of its Safety and Security Guidelines for K-12 Schools—a free resource that offers comprehensive information for school administrators, […]

FMs, Resilience, and Risk Management

Risk mitigation is the process of planning and developing options to reduce threats or risks to people. Resilience is the ability to learn, respond, reflect, and recover from emergencies. While risk mitigation activities are preventative, and resilience activities are reactive, both place serious responsibility on the shoulders of facilities management teams. What’s important in resilience […]

7 Ways to Safeguard Facilities Against Tornadoes

2023 has already been a very active year for tornadoes, and facilities professionals should know how they can protect their facilities and their occupants from being victims. Tornadoes are the most destructive atmospheric phenomenon, and most tornadoes hit the United States in May and June, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A tornado […]

FMA Shorts: What’s a Major Weak Link in Facility Security?

On this latest episode of FMA Shorts, Jamie Hamilton, senior building security, energy, and branding consultant at NGS, explains why windows are a security weakness at facilities. This clip was taken from a recent webinar panel session titled “How to Improve Building Sustainability, Resilience, and Aesthetics at the Same Time.” The full session is available […]

Pennsylvania OKs $4.8M Safety and Security Training Program for All School Employees

All school employees in Pennsylvania will receive three hours of safety and security training every year, at no charge to their schools, through a new program grant approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). “Every kid deserves to be safe and feel safe, whether they’re in the classroom, on the playing field, waiting […]

Webinar Watch: Moving from Passive to Active Crisis Management

During Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE upcoming webinar, learn why it’s imperative to have a crisis management plan that avoids confusion and prevents or mitigates potential crises before they occur. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants also receive a link to an on-demand recording. Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Webinar | Moving […]

Tenn. Leaders Unveil $205M School Safety Package After Nashville Shooting

One week after the mass shooting at The Covenant School, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and other state leaders announced additional actions to strengthen safety at public and private schools across the state. These measures include enhanced legislation and $205 million in proposed funding to place an armed security guard at every Tennessee public school, boost […]