National Preparedness Month: Keeping Your Community Safe
The health crisis and public unrest in recent months has made it more clear than ever that communities must prepare for the unexpected. Health and safety disasters can occur at any time, and classes, sports, and extracurricular activities are vulnerable to emergencies such as severe weather, property damage, and widespread illness. This National Preparedness Month, establishing readiness plans and making them easily accessible can protect your school and keep your community members informed and safe.
National Preparedness Month is a FEMA-sponsored initiative that encourages Americans to prepare themselves for disasters or emergencies like terrorist situations, severe weather, and safety risks such as gas leaks or drinking water contamination. In order to best respond to security threats and prevent damage, it is critical to be informed, prepared, and ready to take action. Use this toolkit to help equip your school for disasters or emergencies and to keep your community safe.
|LiveSafe Emergency Preparedness Video Guide includes ‘how to’ videos that demonstrate how to use key LiveSafe features. This will help prepare your community to better respond to emergencies.|
Share these videos with administrators, security team members, and/or users.
|Preparedness Use Cases provide real client examples of LiveSafe use that will resonate with your community.|
Discuss examples of LiveSafe usage and encourage students and faculty to report anything similar on the LiveSafe App.
|Preparing for Health Crises Infographic presents information about health disasters and how LiveSafe can be used to help inform and prepare your community.|
Share the infographic during National Preparedness Month and distribute it on social media or other student communication channels to build awareness in your community.
|New Mobile Homescreen Breakdown One-Pager shows your community how the LiveSafe Mobile Application has been updated.|
Share this one-pager so that your community knows how to use LiveSafe and is prepared to use it when they need it.
TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR CAMPUS WITH LIVESAFE
- Establish comprehensive safety protocols and policies (ex: evacuation procedures, locations of medical kits) to be followed in case of emergency, and educate your community about safety best practices. Reach out to your Account Manager to upload this information in the “Resources” section of the LiveSafe Mobile Application so that it can be quickly accessed by students, faculty, and staff during emergencies.
- Check in with your community regularly using Broadcast Messages and share pertinent, real-time information during health or safety crises. Reminder: broadcasts can be sent via the LiveSafe app, text message, or email, and can be targeted toward specific parts of your campus using geofencing capabilities.
- Encourage students, faculty, and staff to report health and safety threats using “Submit Tip.” These may include health concerns, property damage, or other matters.
- Update your LiveSafe Safety Map to include nearby resources — such as University health centers and local Fire Stations, Police Stations, and hospitals.