Template – Letter of Designation and Access for Essential Personnel | GoodIvy

Below is a template that we created after researching several different formats of essential personnel letters.  We provided this to several schools and it is free for you to use, just let us know who you are! Email info@goodivy.co if you have any questions or need any assistance.   LOGO/LETTERHEAD # 1 Month DD, YYYY SUBJECT: … Continue reading Template – Letter of Designation and Access for Essential Personnel | GoodIvy

Lockdowns vs Shelter-In-Place in Schools

Recently, I have been in a few discussions where people have asked about the difference between a Lockdown and a Shelter-In-Place.  In the context of schools, both are options for protecting students, faculty, staff, and visitors during emergencies.  A Shelter-In-Place is used to keep our community members safe from danger outside of the school buildings … Continue reading Lockdowns vs Shelter-In-Place in Schools

Wildfires: Giving Thanks and Support

In the United States, today is Thanksgiving.  The holiday means a lot to people.  Today, I find myself thankful for service people: Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Public Works, Emergency Management, Delivery People, my building’s Doormen, and many others.  With the California Wildfires, I am especially thankful for those firefighters. Having helped fight much smaller wildfires, I … Continue reading Wildfires: Giving Thanks and Support

Elevator Entrapment Protocols and Considerations

Elevator Entrapment Protocols and Considerations What to do when someone is stuck in an elevator?  This question comes up on occasion in campus safety and emergency management conversations.  I asked some colleagues in higher education emergency management via the Disaster Resistant University Listserv about this and got a lot of great responses.   After reviewing … Continue reading Elevator Entrapment Protocols and Considerations

Never Forget? We always do – Book Review for “I Can’t Save You But I’ll Die Trying”: The American Fire Culture by Burton Clark

Never Forget? We always do - Book Review for  I Can't Save You But I'll Die Trying: The American Fire Culture by Burton Clark ______________________________________ Firefighters have to die, right? Isn’t it part of the job? Dr. Burton Clark, EdD, EFO has been arguing in his new book (and for decades) that this is not … Continue reading Never Forget? We always do – Book Review for “I Can’t Save You But I’ll Die Trying”: The American Fire Culture by Burton Clark