Drills, Exercises & Safety Audits

SAFETY DOC PODCAST 59: Hawaii Missile Alert: The STRANGE Narrative – Interview with Jim Malliard

PODCAST-Paranormal investigator Jim Malliard and host David Perrodin discuss the puzzling inconsistencies of the January 13, 2018 notification that Hawaii was minutes from a ballistic missile impact.  Although the alert was an error, the circumstances of the event are convoluted and information released since the flub only adds to the confusion.  Jim and David smoke…

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Safety Doc Podcast 56: Will it Work? Army & DHS Prep Teachers for Active Shooters with Video Games

PODCAST-The Army and Homeland Security announced the release of a no-cost computer-based simulation that trains teachers how to respond in an active shooter situation at a school. Forum commenters felt the instruction is an encroachment on 2nd Amendment rights and that there been little analysis of the design and intended rollout of the program. Dr.…

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Back to School Safety Special – Time to be Terrified!! – SDP#39

High-drama multi-agency intruder response simulations transpire daily in schools across America. This hyper-realistic approach to school safety has produced a flurry of litigation centering psychological trauma for adults and children. Furthermore, theatrical drills are not supported by empirical research and differ greatly from other preparedness practices.

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Safety Doc Podcast #1 11_12_2016 (30:37)

David Perrodin, PhD, explains the quirky behavior of persons prior to deciding to exit the Twin Towers on 9/11 — denial followed by 4-minutes of gathering personal belongings!  HEADLINES!  From The Standard Banner (Nov. 10, 2016) in Jefferson City, TN – “Tabletop exercise simulated shooting incident at JCHS”.  Here’s how active shooter drills should be…

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Protecting Soft Targets – My Thoughts about the 2005 Study of Chula Vista High School (San Diego)

“Establishing a containment perimeter while a SWAT team is assembled to conduct a slow methodical building to building search is an obsolete procedure.” Crockett, et. al., 2005. On December 7, 2005, researchers conducted a safety analysis of a high school in San Diego.  The study team, which included a Microsoft employee, offered many practical sense crisis…

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Sully: My Search for What Really Matters (Why School Leaders Must Exercise the Career-Defining Dissenting Opinion)

“You can not plan for every contingency, nor should you try.” (David Perrodin, 2016) People don’t plan to fail, but fail to plan.  Yes, maybe, but that’s not a steadfast omni-situational saying.  It’s actually a ridiculous statement.  Today some leaders are terrified to make decisions that they judge to be accurate per “gut feeling ” and “wrong” per…

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Proximal (to school) Shootings Appear To Be Increasing. What Does This Mean For Schools? What Does This Mean For The Feds?

It’s widely acknowledged that Federal school violence data is, at best, a very broad, lagging estimate of the field. Safety experts Kenneth Trump and Michael Dorn have exposed the data hodge-podge mess before several congressional hearings (over several years). It’s almost just accepted that the data is, and will be, “bad”. The issues of inter-rater reliability…

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Five Free FEMA Training Modules I Recommend for K-12 School Principals

University leadership programs may offer crisis courses based on the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards, but the level of specificity and fidelity to these standards depends on the particular university and instructor. Because of the deviation in presentation of ISLLC standards, some educational leaders may have little to no exposure to crisis management…

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