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Procurement’s Vital Role in Emergency Planning

April 10, 2023 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Procurement, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Cooperative Purchasing

Preparing for a disaster tomorrow begins with a plan today. Whether the emergency is as minor as water damage from a broken pipe or as significant as a large-scale disaster, procurement professionals who have a coordinated plan in place can lead the way to faster response and recovery.

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Fire Safety 101: Steps to Protect Your School or Agency

October 31, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Procurement, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Cooperative Purchasing

No one wants to think about their organization experiencing a fire, but we can’t stress enough the importance of being prepared and going the extra mile to ensure your fire safety equipment is running smoothly. From routine fire drills to training employees on preventative habits, each step is key to protecting your stakeholders should an emergency occur.  

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4 Tips to Adapt Your Technology and Improve Public Safety

October 27, 2022 / by Carahsoft posted in IT & Telecom, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

How can law enforcement agencies heighten public safety to fight cybersecurity threats and crime? Carahsoft, a government and educational IT solutions provider of OMNIA Partners shares insight on the four key areas that agencies should focus on:

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Purchasing for Severe Weather Threats to Your School or Agency

April 4, 2022 / by OMNIA Partners posted in Facilities & Infrastructure, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Cooperative Purchasing

Procurement teams can take the lead on emergency preparedness and severe weather safety purchasing plans through their attention to detail and visibility into cooperative purchasing solutions. Have you analyzed and made predictions about how your supply chain would weather the storm? It’s especially critical now as organizations face higher supply chain risk due to the ongoing delays, shortages and geopolitical conflict.  

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The Relationship Between Alcohol & Crime: Alcohol Monitoring Programs

October 1, 2021 / by BI Incorporated posted in Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Local & State Government

Why You Need an Alcohol Monitoring Program

Alcohol abuse is a contributing factor in thousands of crimes committed in the U.S each year. COVID-19 and social-distancing protocols have only added to alcohol-related crimes. Alcohol sales increased 21% from June 2019 to June 2020, along with violent crime. Commonly associated with drinking and driving traffic fatalities, research proves that alcohol is an integral part of most crime. The influence of alcohol and addiction creates problems at every level of the corrections process; therefore, it’s important that agencies have an effective alcohol monitoring program in place.

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Streamline Your Staffing Solutions Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 13, 2021 / by Acro Service Corporation posted in Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Local & State Government

Public agencies are working tirelessly to address their community needs during the current COVID-19 pandemic. As you juggle numerous staffing needs, ever increasing processing requirements, and shrinking budgets, finding a staffing solution can help jumpstart the recovery process.

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How to Manage a Volunteer Surge During a Municipal Disaster

July 5, 2021 / by PODS posted in Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

When Hurricane Irma slammed into the Florida coast in 2017, Governor Rick Scott made a state-wide plea for at least 17,000 volunteers to assist with recovery. Scott directed citizens to Volunteer Florida, the state’s lead agency for volunteers before, during and after disasters. 

Florida, a state battered regularly by hurricanes and tropical storms, already had an infrastructure of connected volunteer networks equipped with training materials, supplies, and disaster plans. Those organizations, working with first responders and city government, were ready to organize the thousands of volunteers anxious to help. 

But not every state, or municipality, has weathered a major crisis and its cleanup. Regardless, having an effective plan to have in place to manage a volunteer surge can be the difference between chaos or calm after a hurricane, snowstorm, wildfire or other natural disaster. 

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Keeping Agencies and Clients Connected During COVID-19 Through Smartphone Technology

May 7, 2021 / by BI Incorporated posted in Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Local & State Government

Social-distancing protocols and stay-at-home orders have impacted the way the world functions. Internet services have seen rises in usage from 40% to 100% and video-conferencing services have seen a ten times increase in usage since the onset of COVID-19, demonstrating just how important it is for companies to stay at the forefront of new innovative technology.

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6 Ways To Ensure Patients with LEP Have A Seamless Covid-19 Vaccine Experience

March 29, 2021 / by United Language Group posted in Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Business Products & Solutions, Local & State Government

At OMNIA Partners, we have seen how important it is to deliver correct and helpful information during this COVID-19 pandemic. United Language Group offers six ways that healthcare facilities can offer a seamless vaccine experience for those with limited English proficiency. By utilizing United Language Group's nationwide cooperative contract that was competitively solicited and publicly awarded, you'll gain access to cost-effective language and interpreting services that help you effectively communicate with the world.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a spotlight on the systemic inequalities and lack of access to health care for patients and members with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Across the care continuum you can find critical touch points where disparities are present but you can also implement ways to make them disappear.

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Advantages of Electronic Monitoring for Cities, Counties and States

March 26, 2021 / by BI Incorporated posted in Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Local & State Government

Journal Commentary Separates Electronic Monitoring from Incarceration

The coronavirus global pandemic has impacted the criminal justice world in many unprecedented ways, affecting cities, counties and state community supervision, in-custody facilities, treatment providers, and more. This unique and challenging situation is forcing us all to adapt, and community corrections agencies are facing challenges around how to strengthen their communities and ensure requirements are still met and progress is made.

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