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The Single Most Important Thing We Can Learn from the Ottawa Lockdown

Last Wednesday’s events in Ottawa – the deadly shooting of a soldier at the War Memorial, the violent showdown with the shooter inside Centre Block of Canada’s Parliament, and the all-day manhunt around the hotel, shopping centre, and area surrounding Parliament Hill – put a spotlight on everything from national security, international politics, and mental health to public safety protocols, …

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L’Isle Verte Highlights the Importance (and Degree of Difficulty) of Emergency Planning at Seniors’ Homes

While the small Quebec town of L’Isle Verte mourns, recovery crews are painstakingly de-icing and picking through the wreckage of what remains of the Résidence du Havre seniors’ home. 32 people – seniors in their 80s and 90s – are presumed dead from a fire that ravaged the building late last Wednesday night in frigid and blustery winter conditions. It’s a …

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How do you tell 100,000 employees to stay home?

There have been numerous natural and manmade disasters over the last year. Each one pulls into focus the need for organizations to quickly and efficiently locate their people to ensure that they are okay, and to alert them of danger, road or office closures, and even evacuations. The RallyEngine team is experiencing this firsthand today. Most members of our team …