ETS Offers Applications, Portals and Protocols That Keep You Safe
In September we talked about Preparedness as part of National Preparedness Month; we reviewed ways you and your team can prepare in the case of emergencies in or around your property. We highlighted our Prepared Portal as well as our Instant Alert and Email Notification Applications – tools that are proven to advance safety and security campaigns within your management and tenant teams; that enable seamless and efficient communication and preparation before an event occurs.
Sadly, since September we have had several tragic reminders of why safety and preparedness are so important – on both the national and international platform. Terrorism is everywhere, and the events in Paris and California are just another reminder for us to tighten up our security measures and know the proper protocols for personal and building safety.
Need a refresher of our post on preparedness, click here. Find out more about the Electronic Tenant® Preparedness Portal and our suite of Communication Applications that will help you establish and meaningfully advance your property’s own preparedness campaign before and during an event.
It’s not too late; start now!
Many of our clients have emergency response protocols listed on their Electronic Tenant® portals. One area is what to do in the event of an active shooter:
When an active shooter is in the vicinity you must be mentally and physically prepared to deal with the situation.
Have an escape route plan in mind
Leave your belongings behind
Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow
Help others escape, if possible
Do not attempt to move the wounded
Prevent others from entering an area where the active shooter may be
Keep your hands visible
Call 911 when you are safe
[When calling 911, tell operators the location of shooter, number of shooters, physical description of shooters, number and type of weapon shooter(s) has, and if known, number of potential victims at location.]
Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view
Lock door or block entry to your hiding place
Silence your cell phone and remain quiet
Fight as a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger
Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
Improvise weapons or throw items at the active shooter
Commit to your actions… your life depends on it
- The first officers to arrive on scene will not stop to help the injured. Expect rescue teams to follow initial officers. These rescue teams will treat and remove the injured.
- When law enforcement arrives, drop items in your hands, raise hands and keep them visible at all times, avoid quick movements, avoid pointing, screaming or yelling, and do not ask questions when evacuating.
- Once you have reached a safe location, you likely will be held in that area by law enforcement until the situation is under control and all witnesses have been identified and questioned. Do not leave the area until law enforcement authorities have instructed you to do so.
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For more information on the Instant Alert tool click here.
For more information on the Email Notification App click here.