If you were fortunate enough to attend Kristina Anderson’s “Safety Is Personal: Lessons Learned as a Survivor of the Virginia Tech Tragedy” on April 10, you probably would like to be aware of the various resources available to mitigate and be prepared for a Targeted Violence scenario.
As mentioned during the class, here are some resources related to the presentations and campus safety panel. Even if you didn’t get to attend, these resources are worth taking a look at:
- Targeted Violence Resource page: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-emergencymanagement/ioem/targeted-violence/
- This includes the online FEMA course: IS-907 Active Shooter: What You Can Do. This free, online course takes about 1 hour to complete, but goes into much more detail on the actions to take when confronted with an Active Assailant, recognize workplace violence indicators, and how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.
- It also includes the University of Michigan “Active Attacker – Response and Prevention” video we viewed showed along with the longer “Shots Fired on Campus” (19 minutes) which has some great tips and guidance not covered in the shorter video.
- Threat Assessment Video: If you are interested in the “Gun Violence is Preventable if You Know the Signs” campaign, here is the link for the Sandy Hook Promise “Evan” video.
- CARE Team Website: Information about how to submit a CARE report and behaviors to watch for: http://care.boisestate.edu
- Campus Safety Maps:
- Rave Guardian page: This page has information on how to sign up for our free Campus Safety app that has a Panic Button, Safety Timer, and allows you submit anonymous text and/or photos to Campus Security & Police Services: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/home/rave-guardian/
- Guns on Campus FAQs: Questions have come up at some sessions about Guns on Campus; here are the Frequently Asked Questions we have received all in one document: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/guns-on-campus/
- Annual Boise State University Security and Fire Safety Reports: https://www.boisestate.edu/publicsafety-security/campus-crime/annual-security-report/
- The Arbiter Interview and Video with Kristina Anderson: https://arbiteronline.com/kristina-anderson-visits-campus-to-address-violence-prevention/
- Brand New! FEMA just released a Kristina Anderson PrepTalk video on April 19 that is a great summary of her presentation: Lessons Learned as a Survivor of the Virginia Tech Tragedy. Along with the PrepTalk video, check out the associated Discussion Guide: School Safety, which emphasizes building a culture of safety in schools.
If you know of any additional units, colleges, or departments who would like to schedule our Targeted Violence Awareness academics (60 – 90 minutes), fill out the Targeted Violence Awareness Course request form or contact Jan Webster at 208-426-3221.
Thank you and please feel free to contact Rob Littrell (6-3638), Tana Monroe (6-6911), or John Kaplan (6-6911) with any concerns you have with Campus Safety, Emergency Preparedness and/or Emergency Response anytime. We consider the whole campus community our eyes and ears for the campus, so if you see something suspicious or not quite right, call the Public Safety Communications Center anytime at 208-426-6911.