Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2019/08
August 14, 2019
In this issue:
- National Preparedness Month Is Coming: September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a time to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning. This year's overarching theme is "Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters." The goal is to increase the number of individuals, families and communities that engage in preparedness actions for a potential disaster or emergency.
- Engage Your Campus in Suicide Prevention: September is a busy time, filled with orientations, trainings, and national observances. One of the most important, in light of continuing research confirming the rising number of students struggling with anxiety and depression, is National Suicide Prevention Month. Campus prevention coordinators and other campus and student leaders can find suicide prevention resources in a variety of locations to use this September and throughout the year.
August 7, 2019
In this issue:
- Important Resources Following El Paso and Dayton Tragedies and HSIN Access: On Sunday, August 4 th, the FBI held a phone call with federal, state, and local partners discussing the mass casualty incidents that happened over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. As a follow up, the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement emailed a compilation of law enforcement sensitive (LES) information from both incidents and a suite of products and services made available by federal partners. In order to access these LES and/or For Official Use Only (FOUO) materials, law enforcement officials are encouraged to join the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). Many applicants are sworn police officers; however, non-sworn campus safety officers who are sponsored by their local municipal police department may be eligible for access to specific communities.
- Make a Difference for Campus Fire Safety Month: September is National Campus Fire Safety Month (NCSFM), a time to raise awareness among parents, students, administrators, and legislators about the importance of fire safety. Now in its fifteenth year, and proclaimed annually by several states, NCFSM is coordinated each year by Massachusetts-based Campus Firewatch on behalf of parents who have lost children in college-related fires.