National Preparedness Month: Keeping Your Institution Safe

The ever-evolving health and safety crises of the past year have 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 prepare and protect your community during National Preparedness Month and beyond.

Safety Tools

NPM Video Guide EDU

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 this video guide with administrators, security team members, and/or users. 

Includes how-to videos explaining:

  • Broadcast Messaging

  • Tip Reporting

  • Check In

  • Geofencing

  • Resources

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Darmouth Use Case

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.

Includes:

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Health Infographic EDU-1

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.

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LiveSafe Mobile Homescreen One-Pager reminds your community of all of the features available in the LiveSafe Mobile App.

Share this one-pager with your students, faculty, and staff when they download the LiveSafe Mobile App to ensure that they are prepared to use LiveSafe when they need it.

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Tips to Protect Your Institution with LiveSafe

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  1. Establish comprehensive safety protocols and policies (ex: evacuation procedures and locations of medical kits) and educate your workforce about safety best practices. Upload this information in the “Resources” section of the LiveSafe Mobile Application (in PDF or URL format) so that it can be quickly accessed by students, faculty, and staff during emergencies.

  2. Regularly check in with your community using Broadcast notifications and share pertinent, real-time updates and guidance during emergencies. 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.

  3. Encourage students, faculty, and staff to report health and safety threats using Tip Submit. These reports may include fall hazards, property damage, policy clarification, and other safety considerations.

  4. Update your LiveSafe Safety Map to include nearby organization-specific safety resources, such as your security operations center. Speak with your Account Manager if you would like to add COVID-19 testing centers and vaccination pharmacies to your Safety Map. Reminder: Hospitals, Fire Stations, and Police Stations are automatically included.