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Yik Yak.  Not as anonymous as young people think.

Yik Yak. Not as anonymous as young people think.

Working with schools as they deal with threats, administrators express frustrations when Yik Yak is the medium for delivering the threat. Many young people (and most school administrators!)believe the use of Yik Yak is completely anonymous.  Administrators view Yik...

The 2016 National School Response Conference

The 2016 National School Response Conference

When I was the Safety Director for South-Western City School District (OH), I was fortunate to have the support of my superintendent and a combination Professional Development funds and grant funding to attend school safety conferences. However, not everyone is...

Creating a positive school climate

Creating a positive school climate

While some of us think of temperature when referencing climate, others see climate as the overall feel of an environment.  While the words climate and culture are sometimes seen as synonymous, they are quite different.  “Culture is the school’s personality and the...

The Disturbing Truths About Workplace Bullying

The Disturbing Truths About Workplace Bullying

Today there was a shooting on a college campus. Still not sure if it will be classified as an Active Shooter event or a Workplace Violence event. Either way, it is important to understand that certain workplace cultures make an organization vulnerable to such events....

Campus Safety Conference Chicago

Campus Safety Conference Chicago

Safeguard Risk Solutions’ own Gary L. Sigrist, Jr. will be speaking at the 2015 Campus Safety Conference Chicago. The focus of his seminar will be on “Bomb Threat Protocols for Schools.”

Windham-Raymond schools await word on threat investigation

Windham-Raymond schools await word on threat investigation

Regional School Unit 14 Superintendent Sandy Prince says police and school officials will issue a joint statement later today. WINDHAM — The superintendent for Windham and Raymond schools concluded a meeting with police Tuesday afternoon but released no new details...

Norwin aims to digitize emergency plans

Norwin employees regularly undergo training on how to deal with emergencies that range from severe weather to having an armed intruder in a school building. But the confusion and stress that accompany an actual incident easily could result in employees forgetting...

Is ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ Applicable in the K-12 Setting?

Is ‘Run, Hide, Fight’ Applicable in the K-12 Setting?

Whether teaching how to respond to workplace violence in an office, factory/retail setting or college campus, our consulting firm uses the “Run, Hide, Fight” video as part of our curriculum. The only additional information we add is a reminder that “Run, Hide, Fight” is not linear.

The Battle for Safe Schools

The Battle for Safe Schools

Keeping schools safe while not depleting the budget was the focus of Friday’s seminar in Sunset Hills.

Safeguard in the news October 2013!

Safeguard in the news October 2013!

Gary Sigrist of Safeguard Risk Solutions does a presentation about the threat assessment process to a room of 130 teacher's from the Jonathan Alder School District in October, 2013.   Download the...

Safeguard in the News

Safeguard in the News

Safeguard Risk Solution's Gary L. Sigrist, Jr was recently in the news while teaching a webinar on school safety. ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – School administrators in St. Louis and around the country were going to class today learning a life lesson. How to save lives if...

District Official Addresses Food Safety to Win REMS Grant

WASHINGTON -The competition for Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) discretionary grants was particularly stiff this year in that more than 300 school districts applied, but only 98 were awarded funding. Because so many districts went after the $28.8...

Radios Offer Options for School Buses

During its extensive radio system upgrade, South-Western City School (SWCS) District installed MOTOTRBO XPR 4350 radios in its school buses. These radios offer a wide spectrum of features. Besides providing basic voice capabilities between the buses and dispatch,...

How to Fund K-12 School Security Improvements

Prompted by the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting, school districts around the nation are scrambling to improve their security. They are looking for both short-term fixes and long-term solutions. The good news is there are many solutions available today; be they...

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