School Emergency Preparedness

School Emergency Preparedness Takes A Village

Gordon King Disaster Preparedness

Every school day, roughly 55 million elementary and secondary school students in public and nonpublic schools entrust our nation’s educators and administrators with providing a safe and healthy learning environment.  Families and communities want schools to protect their children and youth from threats (human-caused emergencies like crime and violence) and natural disasters (catastrophic weather, fire, flood, earthquake and pandemic disease).  …

Emergency Surge Beds

Make Sure Your Shelter Has The Right Beds During An Emergency Surge

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Following natural or human-caused disasters, hospitals, emergency aid shelters and healthcare coalitions encounter major problems. Surge planning is an important part of any emergency facility’s preparedness and response strategy.  Large numbers of patients (capacity) must be accommodated, as well as specialized patient groups including those with specific injuries or exposures (e.g., pediatrics, burn, and HAZMAT). These resources emphasize the necessary …

Emergency Scene Lighs

Don’t Get Caught in The Dark During A Hurricane… Make Sure To Have Plenty of Lumens

Gordon King Disaster Preparedness, Seasonal

What Are Lumens? Lumen is a word you may come across frequently when searching for LED lights.Their ratings are frequently listed first on the information panel of an LED light. Lumens are a vital measurement in lighting and knowing how to use them will help you select the best lighting for your purposes. Here’s how Lumens affect your lighting decisions. …

Different Floor Types Aid in the Protection of Your Response Trailer

Gordon King Disaster Preparedness

Response trailers can be dispatched and used in a variety of emergency situations. The flexibility and practicality of trailers lend themselves very well to many diverse task types, including Mass Casualty, Immunization, Mobile Command, Chainsaw/Mudout, and Shelter Support.  Trailers’ portability and utility make them ideal for a large variety of different mission sets.  When deciding on the best flooring for the trailer, it’s crucial …

Hurricane Categories

Know Your Hurricane Risk

Gordon King Disaster Preparedness, Seasonal

South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week May 30 – June 5 The majority of people want to know how much rain and wind they can expect from a hurricane, as well as what a storm means for their safety. Categories of hurricanes have been developed so you can know. Although these categories cannot anticipate everything about a storm, they can provide …

Hurricane Surge

Hurricane Season Is Here – Know Your Evacuation Zone

Gordon King Disaster Preparedness, Seasonal

South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week May 30 – June 5 Hurricanes are dangerous, because storm surge, wind damage, rip currents, and flooding can all result in significant damage. They can occur anywhere along the United States’ coasts, as well as in any region in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans. In the United States, storm surge has historically been the major …

Hurricane Recovery

Hurricane Aftermath – Recovering From The Storm

Gordon King Disaster Preparedness, Seasonal

South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week May 30 – June 5 The recovery process after a hurricane can be lengthy, ranging from returning home after an evacuation to assessing and reconstructing damage caused by the storm. Use these suggestions below to help you and your family get back on track. Going Home After The Storm If you were forced to evacuate, …