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In Case of Crisis App Available

Want up to the minute emergency information, instructions on whom to contact for an emergency, or what protective action to implement during an emergency event? This information is available right at your fingertips via any mobile communications device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) via the “In Case of Crisis” app. More>

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National Preparedness Month: Individual & Family Preparedness

Can any one individual be fully prepared for all disasters? Probably not, but there are steps that each person can take to enhance their personal comfort during a disaster. Employees should keep a comfortable pair of walking shoes either in their workspace or in their car. Along with the shoes, an emergency supply of water can also be stored in the trunk. More>

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Active Shooter Response Training on Sept. 27 and Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to Noon

To help increase awareness of and preparation for possible incidences of workplace violence, Protective Services’ Al Benitez will offer active shooter training in the Building 50 Auditorium. Participants should be aware that the subject matter is sensitive. Consult training course LBL-0010 for more information on active shooter and other emergencies.

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National Preparedness Month: Preparing Through Service

This week’s National Preparedness Month theme — Preparing Through Service — provides an opportunity to highlight the Lab’s disaster assistance teams. In a catastrophic regional event, many of the responding agencies (fire, medical, police) could be overwhelmed, given the number of people affected. More>

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September is National Preparedness Month

Following this year’s theme of “Don’t Wait, Communicate,” the Lab’s Emergency Management is presenting a series of informational articles to help employees prepare for emergencies that can impact the region, understand how to prepare for these events, and further comprehend how to best conduct emergency communications. More>

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Emergency Exercise on Aug. 24; Will Impact Parking in Two Locations

The annual exercise will test the Lab’s emergency response capabilities. The morning session (8 a.m. to noon) will impact parking in the U5 lot (near Strawberry Gate) and near Building 56. Employees not participating in the exercise are requested to avoid these areas, and should not be alarmed by staged emergency scenes.

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Employee Volunteers Complete CERT Training

Fourteen employees completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The Lab’s FEMA-compliant program is part of the Disaster Assistance Teams (Building Emergency Team, Medical Emergency Response Team, CERT, and Damage Assessment Team), designed to augment professional response to disasters. Go here to see who completed the training.

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Active Shooter Response Training Offered July 11, 12, and August 8, 9

The training is offered on July 11 (3 to 4 p.m.), July 12 (11 a.m. to noon), August 8 (9 to 10 a.m.), and August 9 (1 to 2 p.m.) in the Building 50 Auditorium. Protective Service’s Al Benitez will lead the training. Participants are advised that subject matter is sensitive. See LBL-0010 for more information on active shooters and emergencies.

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Change in Lab Security Services

Effective Friday, July 1, the Lab’s security will be provided by Universal Protection Services. This change will result in a higher level of service as patrol officers will now hold certification as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Universal will staff a 24/7/365 operations center that will answer the Lab’s incident reporting line (x6999) in addition to providing traditional services.

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Lab Community Emergency Response Team Launched

Staff can be trained to assist during disasters, when first responders are often overwhelmed. Training includes emergency preparedness, basic fire suppression, medical assessment, patient transport, and light search and rescue. Take EHS 520 and 522, LBL 0010 or PSD 0150, PSD 0131, and PSD 0121 classes to qualify. Send e-mail here for more information.

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