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Earthquake Drill Shows Many Brick Seattle Buildings Unprepared

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Facility Strong: How to Fund Investments in Resilience

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How to Prepare for Summer Storm Season

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Are Facilities More Vulnerable to Hurricanes This Year?

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School Roof Collapses, Injures 10

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Texas Facilities Revisit Resilience in Aftermath of Storms

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Baltimore Building Explosion Injures 21 Workers

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Testing Buildings for Coronavirus Can Help Reduce Spread

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OSHA Targets Key Emergency Maintenance Tactics

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Specific Steps for Drafting Emergency Operating Procedures

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How to Develop Robust Emergency Operating Procedures

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Bill Targets Improved Hospital Signage, Lighting

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How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster During a Pandemic

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Schools Ramp up Maintenance Prior to Reopening

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Safe From Legionnaires? Insurers Scrutinize Building Reopening Plans

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4 Coronavirus Strategies Facilities Managers Should Be Doing Now

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Pushing COVID-19 Envelope, Workers Return to Federal Facilities

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Pandemic Response: Microbes, Buildings, and Occupant Health

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How Should Hospitals Prepare for Two Disasters at Once?

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Considerations for Hospital and Healthcare Facility Evacuations

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CDC Guidelines Target Reopened Office Buildings

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Five Keys to Effective Emergency Plans

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Hotels Continue to Be Converted Into Makeshift Hospitals

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Ensuring Emergency Cooling Equipment Suits Facilities

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8 Steps to a Successful Emergency Communication System

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Emergency Cooling: Avoid Specification Mistakes

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What Happens When Facilities Reopen?

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FM Perspectives: How the Smithsonian is Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Coronavirus Fallout: Risks for Empty Buildings

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Emergency Cooling Keeps Facilities Comfortable in a Crisis

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FM Perspectives: The Rockefeller University In the Eye of the COVID Storm

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FM Perspectives: Coronavirus Has Silicon Valley In Shut-Down Mode

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'Crisitunity' and Lessons from a Pandemic

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What Happens to Coronavirus Field Hospitals After The Pandemic?

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In an Emergency, Take Care of People

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Coronavirus: Hospitals Eye Colleges for Beds

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Cuomo Calls for Construction of Field Hospitals

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Hotels Assess Coronavirus Impact

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Earthquake Rattles Salt Lake City, Damages Iconic Temple

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Pandemic Lessons: Schools Adapt as Coronavirus Hits

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Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Chicago Office Building

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How Preventable Are School Shootings?

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Upgrade Opportunities To Improve Facility Resilience

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Preparing for Outbreak: How Hospitals Brace for Infectious Diseases

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Facilities Implement Coronavirus Emergency Plans

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Coronavirus: ASHRAE Offers HVAC Guidance

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Risk Assessments Highlight Facility Weaknesses

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Emergency Preparedness: Understanding Facility Vulnerabilities

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Can Coronavirus Spread Through Building Pipes? 

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Flu Outbreaks Hitting Schools Hard

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Hurricanes and Resilience: Report Lays Out Gameplan

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Jet Fuel Injures Los Angeles Students

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Solar Plus Storage Boosts Fire Station Readiness

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Hospitals Prepare to be Earthquake-Ready

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California Eyes Fire-Fighting Goats

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How to Plan for Fire Alarm System Replacement

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FMs Responding To Sick Buildings, Hidden Threats

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How Resilient Are Your Facilities?

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California Hospitals Powered by Generators During Power Outages

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Earthquake! Oct. 17 Drill Spotlights Preparation

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Earthquakes Threaten Thousands of Students: Study

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How to Implement New Technologies Into Emergency Communication

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False Active Shooter Report Leads to Changes at University

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Maintenance Tech Saves Lives in Maine Building Explosion

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Post-Disaster Electrical System Checklist Available

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How Technology is Changing Emergency Communication

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How Have Buildings Changed Since 9/11?

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Pope Francis Gets Stuck in An Elevator For 25 Minutes

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Hurricane Tests Florida Nursing Homes Again

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Healthcare Facilities' Must Manage Emergencies for Hours, Days After

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How To Do Needs Assessment For Door and Door Hardware Selection

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Active Shooter Drill Goes Horribly Wrong

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Don’t Sweat It: Facility Tips to Survive a Heat Wave

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NYC Blackout Highlights Vulnerability of Power Grid

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Lions Not Amused by Zoo's Safety Drill

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Climate Change: The Impact on Facilities and Communities

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Washington DC Begins Recovery from Flooding

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E. coli Case Shuts Down Schools

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University and Fire Department Partnership Offer Training Opportunities

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Fire Sprinkler Designed for Healthcare Environments

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Cyberattacks Grow as Threat to Facilities, Operations

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Healthcare Facilities Embrace Resilience Standard

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How to Protect People and Society From Earthquakes

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Potential Active Shooter Incidents Lead to Increased K-12 Security

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Flexible Pipes Support California Hospital’s Seismic Safety

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Army National Guard Camp Rebuilding After Flooding

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What ‘Game of Thrones’ Says About Resilience

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Significant Flood Event Threatens Southern California Facilities

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Are Active Shooter Drills Effective?

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D.C. City-Wide Plan Addresses Flooding and Other Threats

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Healthcare Facilities Create Hurricane Response Plans

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Measles Quarantines Students at Two Major Universities

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Earthquake Report Reveals Facilities in Peril

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Building Safety Month Focuses on Resilience and Codes

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University Shooting Leaves Two Dead, Four Wounded

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Healthcare Facilities Lack Emergency Generators as Hurricane Season Approaches

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Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Sends Warning to All Facilities

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Prepare For Elevated Flood Risk Coming This Spring

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Implementing Emergency Plans for Active Hurricane Season

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Boston Hospital Expansion to Include Disaster, Flood Protection

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Cape Cod Healthcare Facilities Ready for Storms

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Emergency Preparedness Requirements in NFPA 3000

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Puerto Rico Healthcare Going Solar

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Airport, Hospital Alerted Over Measles

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Floodwaters Cover California Community

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A History of Facility Management Successes

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Flooding on Campus Leads to Lessons in Emergency Preparedness

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Campus Mass Notification System Fails

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Drilling Over Drilling: School Prepares for Unique Threat

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Building Resilience Focus of New Benchmark

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4 Steps To Emergency Preparedness

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A Moose Walks Into a Hospital … No, Really

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Healthcare Facilities Work To Reopen After Wildfires

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Technology Aids Emergency Preparedness Plans

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Patient Death Might Be Tied to Power Outage

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How To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Emergency Preparedness Plans

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Joint Commission Issues Advisory on Flu

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More Active Shooters Prompt Higher Ed Responses

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Nursing Homes Struggle with Generator Requirements

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Building Codes Minimize Quake Damage

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Mass-Notification Error Leads to Hospital Evacuation

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California Hospitals Evacuated Amid Wildfires

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California Wildfires Threaten IAQ, Destroy Facility

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Virus Kills 10 at ‘Filthy’ N.J. Facility

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Wildfires Wreak Havoc on California

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4 Vital Resilience Strategies for Facilities

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Power Failure: Long-term Care Facilities Not Ready for Hurricane

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NIST Report Pushes Resilience

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Legionnaires’ Reports Continue to Grow

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Hurricane Michael: Preparation and Recovery Resources

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Facilities Face Security Hurdle

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Emergency Preparedness: Grappling with New Rule

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Hurricanes: Resources for Response and Recovery

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Heavy Rains, Floods in the Wake of Hurricanes

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Power Players: Dodger Stadium Loses Power — Again

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Fire Station Fire Offers Reminder

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Tornado Damage Leads to Stadium Roof Replacement

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Seismic Deadlines Loom for California Hospitals

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What's Next in Mass Notification Systems?

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How To Manage Emergency Power in Healthcare Facilities

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Disaster Survival for Healthcare Facilities

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Power Outage and the Impact of Planning

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Legionnaires’ Outbreaks Create Facility Challenges

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Hospital Boiler Explosion Kills Two, Injures 14

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A Look at Possible Future Mass Notification Capabilities

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5 Technologies Driving Future Mass Notification Developments

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Emergency Preparedness: Flood Study Offers Warnings

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Systems Integration is Key for Emergency Communications

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Third-Party Generator Ownership: What You Need To Know

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Lessons in Security: Universities Rethink Protection

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Flooding Closes Tourist Attractions

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Disasters and Design: One Hospital’s Story

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Explosion Rocks Midtown Manhattan

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Emergency Communication: Getting the Right Message to the Right People

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High-Rise Building Stars in Latest Movie from “The Rock”

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Fire Safety Threatened by Inspection Issues

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Emergency Communication Codes and Standards: What's The Difference?

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Flooding Impacts Facility Operations 10 Years Later

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Legionella Outbreaks Prompt State Action

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Legionnaires: City Lags in HVAC System Inspections

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Earthquakes Pose Real Threat to Buildings

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Hospitals Upgrade Facilities To Withstand Tornadoes

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School Security Tactic Keeps Classroom Doors Closed

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Fire Focus: Blaze Offers Reminder To Prepare

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Florida Enacts Emergency Power Rules for Nursing Homes

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5 Steps to Successful Lighting Controls Installation

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Facilities and Fire: The Road to Recovery

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Elementary School Heavily Damaged in Fire

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YouTube Shooting: Renewed Scrutiny for Office Buildings

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How Should FMs Work On Building Resilience?

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Emergency Preparedness Benefits Expand

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Sacrificial Stories Preserve Building Integrity During Tsunami

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Power Outage Plagues Healthcare Facility

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Campus Bridge Collapse Highlights Safety Issues

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Quake Watch: More Facilities Face Earthquake Issues

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Legionnaires’ Outbreak Strikes Hospital

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How Active Shooter Planning is Different

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Hurricane Harvey: FM's Quick Thinking Saves Houston Hospital From Evacuation

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Hurricane Harvey: Cancer Center's Emergency Preparedness Pays Dividends

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Hurricane Maria: Facility Managers Plan Disaster Recovery Amidst Total System Collapse

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Hurricane Maria: Shortage of Supplies Complicated Recovery

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Hurricane Irma: Buildings Show Resilience Gains

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Hurricane Irma: More Stringent Building Codes Paying Off

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Hurricane Irma: Disaster Recovery and Response Lessons Learned

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Shootings Increase Scrutiny of Facility Plans

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Previewing the March issue Building Operating Management

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How to Determine Emergency Heating Needs

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Understanding Building-Wide Heating Needs

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Emergency Heating: Buying vs. Renting

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Disaster Preparedness: A Dollar in Time Saves Six Down the Line

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Flood Focus: Heavy Rains Strike University, Region

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Resilient Facilities: Preparing for Growing Threats

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How To Perform an Active Shooter Drill

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10 Steps To Fortify Against Attacks on Soft Targets

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Cooling Tower Leads to Roof Fire at Trump Tower

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Flu Focus: Health Care Facilities Prepare for Outbreaks

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Earthquake Rattles Northeast U.S. Facilities

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Winter Woes: Floods, Snow Pummel Facilities in Eastern U.S.

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Winter Woes: Snow and Wind Threaten Buildings

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Disneyland Hit with Massive Power Outage

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Marina Pursues Net-Zero Energy After Hurricane Maria

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Power Problem: Outage Strikes Major Airport

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Train Derailment Highlights Importance of All-Hazards Planning

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Dan Hounsell: Learning Lessons From Chaos

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Schools and Guns: Anniversary Triggers Debate

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Fire Safety: Planning Ahead for Disaster

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Threats Against Schools Highlight Security Concerns

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Fire Safety: Emergency Tests Planning

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Emergency Communication: 4 Steps to Success

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Texas Nursing Home Evacuation Began with a Gun Drawn and No Plan

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Security Spotlight: Facility Upgrades Safeguards

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8,400 Buildings Destroyed in California Fires

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Facility Design Strategies Address Evolving Security Threats

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Critical Facilities Summit Sessions Provide Emergency Preparedness Education

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Benefits and Costs of Gunshot Detection Systems in Schools

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Planning for Portable Cooling Before Disaster Strikes

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Cooling in a Crisis

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Hurricane-resistant Roofs Detailed in Resilience Standard

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K-12 Schools Eye Hurricane Recovery

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Facilities Adapt to Protect Against Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Harvey: Museums Take Stock, Recover

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How Lessons From Sandy Can Apply to Harvey

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Hospitals Prepare for Hurricane’s Aftermath

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Emergency Prep: Finding Cooling in a Crisis

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EPA Supports Hurricane Preparedness and Response in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

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Texas High School Heavily Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

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Maintenance Worker Cited in Emergency Response

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Emergency Preparedness: Managers Discuss Efforts to Protect Occupants and Operations in a Crisis

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10 Steps to Prepare Elevators for Hazardous Weather

Building Operating Management
Active Shooter Remains Biggest Security Threat for FMs

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Power Problem: Outage Darkens Major U.S. City

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5 Steps To Emergency Preparedness For Any Disaster

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For Emergency Planning, Build Interdepartmental Team

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Understanding Risks Is First Step In Emergency Preparedness

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Emergency Heating: Strategies for Success

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Emergency Heating: System Assessments Crucial

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Emergency Heating: Response Plan Strategies

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Bomb Threats Rise Dramatically at Education Facilities

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Detailed, Thoughtful Integration of Security Systems Yields More Secure Facilities

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More than a Decade after Study’s Release, Institute to Begin “Mitigation Saves Version 2”

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Business Resilience Includes more than Emergency Preparedness

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Rebounding Buildings: Facility Resilience

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Floods and Facilities: Preparing for the Worst

Building Operating Management
ISIS: Another In a Growing List of Threats To Consider in Security Plans

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Threat Assessment: Lone Wolves Targeting Specific Groups

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5 Questions Can Help Steer FMs Toward Resilience

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Justify Resilience Financially, Components of Resilience Planning, Vendor Partnerships

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Doors, Door Hardware, and Tornado Season

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Social Media, Tenant Relations, and Customer Care

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In Case of Emergency: The Facilities Management Role at Arizona State

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Facilities Management's Role in ASU Emergency Response and Recovery Planning

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Arizona State Benefits from Emergency Planning Process

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Hurricane Sandy Showed Importance of Critical Facilities Site Selection

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5 Steps To Evaluating Sites For Critical Facilities

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Design Standards and Objectives in Critical-Facility Siting

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Important Issues in Selecting Critical Facilities Sites

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Using Detailed Site Analysis to Locate Critical Facilities

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Incorporating Portable Cooling Into Emergency Response Plans

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Facility Challenges When Making Temporary Cooling Plans

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Immediate Access to Portable Cooling Units Essential

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Hospitals Weigh Access Control, Intrusion Detection to Boost Safety and Security­

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Emergency Planning Helps Michigan Hospital in Flood Aftermath

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Receding Floodwaters Offer Good, Bad News for Michigan Hospital

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Hospital's Lessons Learned from Flood Recovery Experience

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Protecting Healthcare Staff From Patients, Family Members

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Handling Emergencies in Multi-Tenant Office Buildings

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Planning, Drills, Communication Can Combat Workplace Violence

Building Operating Management
Look For Red Flags For Violence In The Workplace

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Key Issues in Buying Healthcare Security Technology

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Emergency Evacuation Elevators Require Changed Thinking

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Turf Wars, Staffing Complicate Mass Notification Plans

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Disaster Response Planning Tips from Preparedness and Remediation Pros

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Role of Voice Messages in Mass Notification System

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Make Space for First Responders Arriving in Quantity

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Regional Flood Experiences Show Importance of Planning

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Importance of Knowing Your Building, Not Panicking, In Emergency

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Contact List Helps in Disaster but Expect to be Blindsided

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Facility Managers Recount What Really Happens When Disaster Strikes

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Best Practices for Better Drills

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Get All Stakeholders Involved in Risk Assessments

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Designing Robust Site-Specific O&M Manual

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Do In-Depth Evaluation to Plan Mass Notification System

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Robust operations and maintenance practices include site-specific manuals

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Empowering Facility Occupants to Respond in Emergencies

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Emergency Response And Operations Facilities: Focus Design On Users

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Critical-Equipment-Room Planning In PSAP/Command Centers

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Flat-Panel Display Issues In PSAP/Command Centers

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Target User Needs In Planning Essential Facilities

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Multitude Of Options Available For Mass Notification System

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Ebola-Readiness Advice For Facility Managers

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Ebola Awareness And Readiness Steps, Plus More Resources

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Force of Habit Can Impact Effective Building Evacuation

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How Disasters Impact Utility Bills: Lessons From Superstorm Sandy

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How To Handle A Utility Billing Dispute

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Protecting Healthcare Staff From Patients, Family Members

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Appropriate Technology Is Key To Hospital Security

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Product Showcase: Fire/Life Safety

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Turn Building Occupants Into Allies For Emergency Response

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How Floor Wardens Aid In Emergency Evacuations

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Crisis Coordinators Play Role In Emergencies, Including Aiding Evacuation Of People With Disabilities

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Tips For Conducting Emergency Evacuation Drills

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Preparing for Equipment Rental When Emergencies Strike

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Training an Essential Part of Disaster-Recovery Plan

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Contract Requirements for Emergency Preparedness Equipment Rentals

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Equipment Rental: Eye on Operators

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Using Social Media For Facility Maintenance, Emergency Response

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Options Abound For Facility Managers Exploring Mass Notification Systems

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Multiple Layers Help Colleges, Universities Maximize Effectiveness Of Mass Notification

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Voice Messages Are Important Consideration In Mass Notification Planning

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Options for Occupant Communications Improve, But Message Clarity is Critical

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Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

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Roundtable: Managers discuss their roles in helping protect buildings, operations and occupants

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How to Brief First Responders

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Drills Catch Problems In Time

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Pay Close Attention To Emergency Preparedness Plan When Specifying Fire/Life Safety Technology

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Assess Current Technology, Expected Future Needs To Develop Good Fire/Life Safety Technology Plan

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Maintenance and Engineering: Key Players in Emergency Preparedness

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Maintenance and Engineering Departments' Role in Emergency Preparation

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Planning Considerations for Facility Recovery

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Understanding the Preparedness Cycle

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Questions To Answer Before Deciding On A Portable Cooling Solution

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Decide Between Evaporative, Direct Expansion Coolers, Research Energy Efficiency Before Buying Or Renting Portable Cooling

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Service Response Time, Maintenance And Installation Are Areas To Focus On When Making Portable Cooling Decisions

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Clearly Defined Objectives Help Make Emergency Preparedness Drills More Effective

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Testing Communication With Building Staff, First Responders Is Critical Part Of Emergency Preparedness Drills

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Information Gathering Is Major Benefit Of Emergency Preparedness Drills

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Drills Help Facility Managers, First Responders Develop Better Emergency Preparedness Plans

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How To Prepare Data Centers for Extreme Weather

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Ensuring Data Centers Stay Online During Extreme Weather

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Safety, Savings Achieved With Emergency Lighting System Upgrades

Facility Maintenance Decisions
LED Technology Advances Impact on Emergency Lighting Market

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Testing an Important Consideration for Emergency Lighting Installation

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Manufacturers' Experience Vital to Specify Emergency Lighting Products

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Custom Design For Emergency Communication Systems

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Code Guidelines on Mass Notification Available, Not Required

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Fire Alarm Systems Requirements For Use In Emergency Communications

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Preparing Fenway Park For Game Day

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What Is the Best Start-time Delay For A Standby Generator In A Data Center?

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ADA: Communication Consdierations

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ADA: Emergency Preparations

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Preparations Before Hurricane Sandy Helped Cushman & Wakefield Quickly Bring Buildings Back Online

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New York City Public Schools Rethinking Emergency Plans After Sandy-driven Flooding

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Even if Code Doesn't Require Generator, HEI Hotels is Exploring Options in Wake of Power Outage

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EMD Serono Focuses on Details, Communication After Challenges of Hurricane Sandy

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Rockefeller University Finds That Mother Nature Always Wins

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Katrina Experiences Helped Shape Marriott's Hurricane Sandy Plans

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For Newark Public Schools, Fuel Supply Challenges Complicated Recovery From Hurricane Sandy

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Flooding From Sandy Raises Questions About Location of Electrical Gear

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At Crozer-Keystone, Better Safe Than Sorry Was Key To Sandy Plans

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EGSA-Certified Technicians Can Offer Solutions To Smoking Generators

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EGSA Member Recommend Solutions To Prevent Older Generators From Smoking

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Proper Heater Temperatures, Fuel Ramp-Up Speed Can Help Limit Generator Smoke

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Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, Diesel Particular Filter Can Prevent Generator Smoke

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Emergency Preparedness Plans Should Address Issues From IT To Staff

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Identify Most Critical Risks As Basis For Your Disaster Plan

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Testing Emergency Response Plan Offers Challenges

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7x24 Exchange Helps Guide Data Center Disaster Planning

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Data Center Redundancy Requires More Than Just Equipment

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Good Organization Skills Important for Successful Reactive Maintenance Program

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When It Comes To Natural Disasters, A Plan Is Essential

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Account For Disabilities In Emergency Plan

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Managers Discuss Challenges in Preparing for, Responding to Crises

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Political Convention Security Planning Requires Risk Assessment, Efficient Communication

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Experts: Communication is Most Important Part of Emergency Preparedness

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Owner Buy-In Critical To Physical Security Upgrades

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How Crouse Hospital Upgraded Its Chilled Water and Emergency Power Systems

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College Campus Shootings Prompt New Emergency Preparedness Steps

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Public Safety, Police and Security Professionals Can Help Assess Campus Security Threats

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Campus Layout Can Help Mitigate Threats, But Good Security Plan Needed

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Policies, Training Are Keys to Keeping Campus Safe

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Capitalize on Fire Alarm Systems Advanced Communications Capabilities

Facility Focus
Creating a "Red Book" Can Save Your Assets During an Incident

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Crisis Management: Why you need to be concerned

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Incident Trends in Educational Institutions

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Tips for Creating a Crisis Coordinator Program

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Why the First 2-3 Minutes of an Incident are so Important

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Understanding Technology Supported Emergency Response Initiatives

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Managers Need to Understand Temporary Cooling System Options

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Successful Temporary Cooling Requires Understanding Facility Needs

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Temporary Cooling: Buy or Rent Equipment?

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Several Key Issues Can Spell Success in Equipment Rental

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Equipment Rental Discussions Must Cover Safety

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Avoiding Problems with Equipment Rental Contracts

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Robert Lang: Security Road Map Can Improve Decisions in Emergencies

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Portable Cooling: Cooling-Load Estimates Not Enough

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New Technologies Require Life-Cycle-Cost Analysis

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Trained Immediate Responders Can Provide Swift In-House Action When Trouble Strikes

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Business Continuity Planning: Ten Key Steps

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What Do Facility Managers Need in Business Continuity Plans?

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Emergency Planning: Develop a Communications Strategy

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Business Continuity Strategy: Keep a Plan Up to Date

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Business Continuity Planning: Drilling and Tabletop Exercises

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Business Continuity Strategy: Implement a Shelter-In-Place Plan

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Business Continuity Planning: Develop a Chain of Command

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Business Continuity Plan: Use Checklists for Most Important Steps

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How to Define a Business Continuity Plan

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How To Calculate Temporary Cooling Loads

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Business Continuity Strategy: 10 Key Steps

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Temporary Cooling: Prepare Before an Outage

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Developing an Effective Emergency Communication Program

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Funding an Emergency Communication System

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Integrating Emergency Communications Systems

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Emergency Planning: Materials and Training

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Emergency Planning: Five Ideas to Protect Technicians

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Emergency Planning: Conduct a Business Impact Analysis

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How to Plan for Emergency Events

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Emergency Planning: Define Roles and Responsibilities

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Emergency Planning: Develop Materials and Equipment Inventory

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Emergency Planning: OSHA Offers Training Materials

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Emergency Planning: Protecting Front-Line Workers

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Emergency Planning: First Responders Get Attention

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Emergency Preparedness: Common Hazards Facing Front-Line Workers

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Worker Safety: Key OSHA Regulations

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Facility Managers Can Help To Lessen Stress Of Elevator Stranding

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Accessibility: Planning for Emergencies

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Emergency Preparedness: Three Door-Hardware Issues

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Being Prepared for an Emergency Requires a Regularly Updated Emergency Plan

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Practice Emergency Plans so Occupants are Prepared

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Communication with Occupants, Local Authorities Key to Emergency Planning

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UPS: A Maintenance Checklist

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Power Management: Common UPS Technology

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Security Threats to Facilities are Changing as Terrorists Becoming Decentralized

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Networking Helping FMs Get Things Done

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Facility Managers Should Reassess Security Plans as Terrorist Networks Become Decentralized

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Managers Discuss Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Planning

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Proactive Emergency Planning Avoids Managers Getting Burned

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Fire Safety and Human Nature

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Maintaining a Fire/Emergency Response Plan

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Facility Professionals Advised to Have Fire Emergency Plan in Place

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Communication Key to Successful Fire Evacuation Plan

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Fire-Alarm Systems: Inspection Checklist

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Developing a Business Continuity Plan with Sean Nelson

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New NFPA Code for Emergency Communcations Systems

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Schools and Universities Should Examine Emergency Response Plans

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Lessons in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response with Dan Heater

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Managers Must Prepare for HVAC Emergencies

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Developing an HVAC Emergency-Preparedness Plan

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Emergency Preparedness: Consider Heating and Cooling Loads

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Where Is the Best Place to Install Temporary HVAC Equipment?

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Equipment Rental: HVAC Equipment Integral to Disaster Planning

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Guidelines for Choosing a UPS

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CDC Tackles Swine Flu with H1N1 Guide for Small Businesses

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BOMA Preparedness Top Ten List for National Preparedness Month

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H1N1 Webcast Encourages Planning Now for Fall Swine Flu Season

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Feds Update H1N1 Flu Guidelines for Schools

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NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Outlook

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Mass Notification System Audio Messaging

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Flood Emergency Response Plans: Lessons Learned

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Uninterruptible Power Supplies: Flywheels Can Replace Batteries

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Uninterruptible Power Supplies: Specification Strategies

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Rent or Buy Cooling Equipment? Three Considerations

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Facility Staff Essential to BAS Success

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Anticipating an Emergency

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How One Hospital Improved Its Emergency Cooling Plan

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Prepare for Emergencies by Networking with First Responders

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Evacuating During A Fire

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Emergency-Lighting Systems Give Managers Flexibility

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Bearing Problems Negatively Impact Emergency-Power Systems

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Much Unknown About Stairwell Evacuation Behavior, Study Finds

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Responding to Security Incidents on Campus

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An Emergency Planning Guide for Facilities

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How to Categorize Risk

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Preparing for an Emergency

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Emergency Notification Systems: Three Choices To Consider

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Maintenance's Role in Emergency Management

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Emergency Preparedness: Develop an Operations Matrix

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Emergency Preparedness: Securing Water and Power Supplies

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Planning for Emergency Recovery

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Emergency Planning and ADA

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National Emergency Communications Plan Released

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FM Global Study Reveals Most Large Companies Unprepared for to Natural Disasters

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Homeland Security Department Pushes for Emergency Preparedness Certification Program

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Emergency Preparedness Checklist

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Documents and Guidelines for Emergency Preparedness

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Education Department Funds Emergency-Management Plans

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OSHA Seeks Comments on Workplace Plans for Pandemic Influenza

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DHS Awards $844 Million to Secure Critical Infrastructure

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Mass Notification Comes of Age

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Plan on Earthquake Hazards Open for Comment

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Establishing Emergency Response Procedures With Outsourced Service Providers

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NIST Report Highlights Efforts for Safer Buildings

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Fire Safety - Practice Makes Perfect

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Emergency Planning and ADA

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Communicating During an Emergency

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Rethinking the Rallying Point

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ISO Benchmark Targets Emergencies and Continuity

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NIST Conference to Address Elevator Use in Emergencies

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DHS Creates Culture of Preparedness Among Schools

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Federal Emergency Preparedness Directive Issued

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ANSI/ASSE Set New Date for Fall-Protection Code

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Local Health Departments Prepared for Emergencies But Need Federal Funding, Survey Finds

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ASIS International Publishes All Hazards Risk Management Draft Best Practices Standard

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GSA Emergency Chief Says Agency Better Prepared for Crises

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Planning for Trouble

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New Planning Tool Targets Hospitals' Emergency Response

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Cooling in a Pinch

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NFPA Publishes New Disaster and Emergency Management Standard

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Power When It Counts

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New Emergency Preparedness Office Announced

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Emergencies and Beyond: Planning for the Unexpected

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JCAHO Alert Targets Emergency Electrical Power System Failures

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Light to the End of the Tunnel

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Restoring Reliability to Emergency-Power Systems

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Before trouble strikes

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HVAC Focus: On-Demand Cooling

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Emergency Preparedness: Path to Safety

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In Case of Emergency, Show Occupants the Door

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Cooling in a Pinch

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Power

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AEDs

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Paths to Safety

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Preventing Power Predicaments

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Keeping Cool in a Crisis

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On-Site Power Insights

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In the Heat of Fire, Is Code Enough?

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Distributed Generation: A Closer Look

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Pushing the Envelope

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Evacuation: The ADA Link

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Static on the Power Lines

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A Lesson from Isabel

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Fallout

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Security and Energy

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Haywire

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Homeland Security Hits Home

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Risks, Not Risk

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What's Next?

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Safer approaches to fire and life safety

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Something Old, Something New

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Standby Power: Ready for Action

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