Establishing emergency assessment solutions for schools is an essential piece of creating a culture of safety for staff and students. Being proactive about recognizing threats before they become a tragedy is key. Alert Protection Services has the tools, technology and expertise to create solutions that save lives. An in-depth customized assessment of your organization can put in place a secure safety plan.
These sayings we remember from our childhood as a reminder on how to stay safe. “Stop, drop and roll.” “Only you can prevent forest fires.” We were taught to duck and cover, often under a table in the event of a tornado or hurricane. Acts of mass shootings are all too common these days. Teaching children what to do if they are ever caught in a dangerous situation is a necessity. A new slogan we must memorize is run, hide, fight.
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Being proactive about recognizing a potential threat can stop a tragedy before it occurs.
It is easy to watch these tragedies play out on tv and think what you would have done differently. The reality is that when an emergency situation occurs we freeze and don’t know what to do or even don’t believe what we are seeing. The time it takes to process the reality of the danger you are in and then to have to gather your mind enough to know what to do next, it could already be too late. This is especially true when talking about children.
Cognitive Reappraisal is “The subjective interpretation made by an individual to stimuli in the environment.”
It is a component in a variety of theories related to stress, mental health, coping and emotion. In layman’s terms cognitive reappraisal is; the way you respond in a stressful situation. Essentially it is telling us that our own fear or anxiety may cause us to freeze or slowly process what is truly happening and potentially be in denial about the reality of the danger.
When unexpected danger occurs we may respond with a panic or freeze response. However if we have a specific and intentional safety plan we will then revert to that plan. When that plan is understood and practiced regularly the chance of responding quickly and without panic is much higher.
Having a plan is more than thinking about what you would do in the case of an emergency.
It requires the dedicated research of professionals who make it their business to keep you safe. Not only knowing what to do when an emergency occurs but also being able to recognize potential red flags and prevent it all together.
Establishing emergency assessment solutions for schools starts here.
Let Alert Protection Service’s professionals partner with you to make your organization a safer place. Putting plans in place that are customized to your needs. Creating training that carries over into real life situations. Technology that keeps you and other emergency response teams informed immediately. No need to freeze when you are prepared and confident in the safety plan in place.