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24 Jan. 2018 Posted by aadams

For the Good of the Group: Neighborhood Safety Tips

Terri Howard, FEI Senior Director

According to the National Neighborhood Watch, a neighborhood watch program “teaches citizens how to help themselves by identifying and reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.”

Employees don’t want to worry about home security while at work. Knowing they can rely on trusted neighbors to maintain awareness, as well as take precautions to protect their own homes, helps assuage concerns of break-ins or other home crises.

10 Jan. 2018 Posted by aadams

Gridlocked: Making Decisions During a Mass Evacuation

Carol Hill, FEI Operations Specialist, Crisis Management

With groups of people exiting simultaneously, mass evacuations during crisis events can lead to unexpected gridlock. Staying calm allows for smart decision-making when you find yourself stuck in a potentially hazardous situation.

19 Dec. 2017 Posted by aadams

Different Journeys, Same Preparation

Ted Uczen, FEI President and CEO

As 2017 comes to a close, FEI President and CEO Ted Uczen reflects on how preparing his children for safe journeys home during the holidays isn’t so different from preparing businesses for the potential consequences of crisis.

Whether it’s a large-scale situation or a small-scale challenge, rigor and consistency must be part of planning, preparing, reacting and following-up. In the same way one takes the proper steps to prepare family, one should also prepare the organization and its employees to assure a
resilient 2018.

6 Dec. 2017 Posted by aadams

Staying Safe During the Holidays

Vivian Marinelli, Psy.D., FEI Senior Director Crisis Management Services

‘Tis the season, which means shopping both online and off. With hackers stepping up their game and opportunists scouting mall parking lots for easy scores, maintaining vigilance during the holidays is the best way to keep yourself, your personal information and your purchases safe
and sound.

21 Nov. 2017 Posted by aadams

Trauma is a Brain Injury

Daniel J. Potterton, FEI Chief Operating Officer

Traumatic experiences are often unintentionally diminished by those who misunderstand the harmful effects on the brain. Brain science tells us that trauma can lead to a range of psychological challenges if not properly acknowledged and treated.

FEI’s assistance programs are designed to meet the needs and recovery efforts of individuals, community groups and families as they deal with the immediate and long-term aftermath of traumatic events.