Take Action to Protect Your Community and Loved Ones

10/29/2018

​In the wake of recent events, our colleagues at the West Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center and FEMA shared the following resources that may be helpful. We encourage all who want to take action towards productive steps to deal with these tragedies, by learning how to protect our communities and loved ones through education, training and planning.

  • The FEMA program Until Help Arrives has trainings that can be taken online or in-person, where participants learn to take action and, through simple steps and interventions, potentially can save a life before professional help arrives.
  • The Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan Guide supplements the Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan Video.  Together, they create a virtual training tool designed to help develop an organization’s Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan.
  • The Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan Video describes the fundamental concepts of developing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for an active shooter scenario. This instructive video guides viewers through important considerations of EAP development utilizing the first-hand perspectives of active shooter survivors, first responder personnel, and other subject matter experts who share their unique insight.
  • The Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan Template is a fillable form useful in documenting an organization’s Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan.
  • SAMHSA: Mass Violence and Behavioral Health Resources focuses on how mass violence affects the behavioral health of adult and young (child and adolescent) survivors or witnesses of a mass violence incident. This document discuss the phases of response experienced by survivors, as well as immediate and long-term reactions among adults and children and youth.
  • Active Shooter Preparedness: Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst of the chaos, anyone can play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter incident. DHS aims to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" approach by providing  products, tools, and resources to help you prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident. https://www.dhs.gov/active-shooter-preparedness
  • Hometown Security Tools and Resources: DHS provides free tools and resources to communities because the Department recognizes that communities are the first line of defense in keeping the public safe and secure. https://www.dhs.gov/tools-and-resources
  • If You See Something, Say Something: Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends.  We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station.  It's easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something.  By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement you can protect your family, neighbors, and community. https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something 
      • West Virginia Fusion Intelligence Center:  866-WVWATCH or 866-989-2824
  • West Virginia Safe Schools Helpline 24/7 866-723-3982. The Safe Schools Helpline is a toll-free phone number that anyone can call to report information that may have a negative impact on students, staff, or property at any school in West Virginia. The Safe Schools Helpline will protect your identity. You may report bullying, violence, threats, weapons, drug or alcohol abuse, sexual harassment, and theft or vandalism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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