Before & After: The Experience of Recovery

A lot of recovery survivors talk about their “befores” and “afters.” This is because the difference between substance abuse and sobriety is like night and day. While it seems obvious, there really is an incredible difference for the person who is living through these changes. When recovery survivors experience the greatness of a sober life, Read more about Before & After: The Experience of Recovery[…]

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Best Practices For An Effective Emergency Evacuation Plan For Your Company

There are certain practices that you cannot overlook if you’re determined to make an effective emergency evacuation plan for your company. It’s important to start at the beginning and have the necessary foundation for quality employee safety. Risk Assessment Before taking any large steps for planning, let alone practicing, it is important to know what Read more about Best Practices For An Effective Emergency Evacuation Plan For Your Company[…]

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Perspective of the Shooter

We’ve been deep in conversation at Joffe regarding perspectives during crises at a school. We’ve discussed the student’s perspective and the importance of building confidence in faculty and leadership, especially in the midst of an emergency surrounded by students. We’ve talked about the importance of the parent perspective and the reality that they’ll never be fully pleased, but your ability Read more about Perspective of the Shooter[…]

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Triangles of Life: Sound Advice or Dangerous Myth?

Since 2004, an email has made the rounds every few years, continuing to spread an idea – specifically, “Triangles of Life” – that has been debunked countless times by a variety of agencies. If you have already heard this story and know that the best practice in an emergency is “drop, cover, and hold on” – thank you. Please Read more about Triangles of Life: Sound Advice or Dangerous Myth?[…]

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The Overlooked Safety Necessity: AEDs

If your school has classrooms stocked with emergency backpacks and fire extinguishers, you’re well on your way to full preparedness! But what about the equipment necessary to help someone in cardiac arrest? We at Joffe believe that for organizations to be fully prepared, staff and students should have the capability to apply life-saving techniques to any individual in need Read more about The Overlooked Safety Necessity: AEDs[…]

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What is a Regional Response Manager?

The term “regional response manager” (RRM) always seems to warrant a follow-up definition – probably because our team was the first to coin the term! At this moment in time, I have yet to perfect the briefest, coolest, and most professional explanation, but I’ll do my best here. My description an RRM starts off by stating that I help make kids Read more about What is a Regional Response Manager?[…]

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Why First Aid and CPR Training is Important in Schools

Accidents can happen at any time or place, including at school. We can’t always control when or how they happen, but we can control how we respond to and prevent them. When you have first aid knowledge, you’re able to respond to an incident with greater confidence and, in turn, greater care. This is especially Read more about Why First Aid and CPR Training is Important in Schools[…]

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