YOU NEED TO BE READY FOR THE "ALERT" BILL
“For the first time, U.S. airports would be required to develop detailed plans to deal with crises like last year’s Fort Lauderdale airport shootings, under legislation introduced Monday by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” writes Megan O’Matz in their recent SunSentinal article entitled “Airport safety bill introduced in response to Fort Lauderdale shootings.”
According to O’Matz, “the legislation requires major airports to build expansive operation centers in which police, airport managers, airline representatives and others can work side by side, using advanced technology to monitor airport activities and respond more quickly to emergencies.”
“The legislation also forces airports to submit security plans to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration that include detailed training programs for active threats, crowd management, mass evacuations, and restarting operations. The congresswoman wants airports nationwide to improve how they communicate information in a crisis to airlines, passengers, ground transportation crews, the media and others,” the article explains.
We could not agree more.
Every life counts, and it’s your responsibility to put the best practices in place on your property to ensure the safety of your customers – passengers and visitors.
O’Matz continues later in the article that “four South Florida Democratic representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of Wasserman Schultz’s bill, called the Airport Advanced Logistics, Emergency Response and Training Act — or ALERT.”
This legislation sounds like Proactive Operations to us.
What do you think?
One thing is for sure: you need to be ready for it – and we’re going to help!
NOW IS THE TIME FOR PROACTIVE PLANNING
The filing of the ALERT bill should already get you motivated to take action.
Yes, you want to be ready for when (remember, a proactive mindset!) this legislation goes in place.
But, you should be prepared even if it doesn’t.
It’s the right thing to do to keep your customers safe.
Now, you’re probably asking: why is it ‘smart’ to fund a project that might not be required or put into law?
Well, think about it this way.
The news is out on this bill, right? That means it already has and will continue to hit the public consciousness.
We’re confident yo