Drills, Exercises & Safety Audits

The Perilous Practice of Exempting Disabled Students from Safety Drills | Attorney James Sibley | SAFETY DOC PODCAST #95

[PODCAST] Attorney James Sibley is a potent advocate for special needs students and their families fighting for fair treatment. In this episode of the Safety Doc Podcast, Attorney Sibley and host David Perrodin discuss the sprawling practice of limiting or exempting students with disabilities from school safety instruction, drills and access to threat reporting systems.…

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SAFETY DOC PODCAST #93 | Why the Sidelines of School Safety Are a Tragic Act of Kindness | Dr. David Perrodin, PhD

[PODCAST] Schools are exempting students with disabilities from participating in safety instruction and safety drills. These misplaced pardons are enabled via an incorrect application of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process or a district-generated parent “opt-out” form. First, let’s be clear that it is illegal to exempt students from mandated fire drills. However, the practice…

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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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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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