Do you live in rural community? Smaller towns are at higher risks of violence.

Violence affects a significant proportion of our population, threatening the lives of millions. Aside from death, significant consequences of non‐fatal violence are injuries, disabilities, mental health and behavioral issues, reproductive and other health-based problems, as well as the overlying impact of violence on our social fabric. While it affects people…
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Funding for Education

Schools are an important part of the infrastructure of our communities, as they provide a safe and supportive learning environment for students, employ teachers and staff, and enable parents, guardians, and caregivers to work.  The CDC states that schools also help to mitigate health disparities by providing critical services including…
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Capitol Riots

Almost two months ago, prior to the inauguration, we saw the Capitol building become a crime scene. U.S News reports that over the course of a “5-hour rampage” security at the Capitol building was breached, Capitol Police evacuated the Senate and House of Representatives chambers, while several buildings in the Capitol complex were also evacuated, and…
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School Shooting Statistics

Although, this past Sunday was Valentine’s Day, a typical day to celebrate happiness and love, many individuals, couples, parents and families honored and remembered the lives lost at the Parkland School shooting instead.  They spent the day saddened by the occurrences at Marjory Stoneman Douglass high school in 2018, hoping…
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WATD/WMEX Radio Interview

This past Friday, Rob and Lisa of the South Shore’s Morning News 5 AM drive (simulcast on WATD & WMEX) interviewed President and CEO Brandon Flanagan to learn more about IN FORCE911 and the crowd-funding campaign through Start Engine, that the company has recently launched.
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Alyssa’s Law

Alyssa’s Law is legislation addressing the issue of law enforcement response time when a life-threatening emergency occurs.  Most people think 911 is the fastest and most efficient way to notify and communicate with local police officers when help is needed, but the problem is that 911 is over 50 years…
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What Makes A School Emergency Notification and Communication System Effective?

Before we get into what makes a system effective, we must understand the difference between Emergency Notification and Emergency Communication Systems.  An Emergency Notification System (ENS) delivers critical information in one direction while Emergency Communication Systems (ECS) are capable of initiating and receiving information (two-way) between both individuals and groups…
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We must hope for the best and be prepared for the worst

Why we must be worried about kids returning to schools and about how well are our schools equipped to respond to crisis events? The psychological, emotional and social health ramifications associated with the pandemic lockdowns have been significant and will take years to measure. Numerous studies have attempted to gauge…
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Critical Communications

By way of introduction, Critical Communications, (in the event of an active threat) relies on the ability to accommodate various requests, utilize multiple services, handle various speeds, and manage required capacities while maintaining various levels of security.  “Almost all assessments of the September 11th attack have concluded that U.S. intelligence…
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