At Bio-One NW Indianapolis, we understand the importance of efficient communication in emergency situations and recognize the critical service provided by 911 operators. This week, we honor 911 operators for their service during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
911 operators are on the front lines, answering calls and providing critical information to emergency responders. They play a crucial role as the first point of contact for individuals in crisis, and their ability to remain calm and composed is essential. We work closely with 911 operators and officers to coordinate our response to biohazard and trauma cleanup situations, and their ability to gather critical information and provide guidance is essential to any emergency response effort.
We extend our thanks and appreciation to all of the 911 operators who serve our communities. Your dedication and hard work inspire us all. Take a moment this week to recognize the important work of our 911 operators. Thank them for their service and let them know that their efforts do not go unnoticed.
To learn more about National Public Safety Telecommunicator's week please visit their website: https://www.npstw.org/
Bio-One Flagstaff recently partnered with an amazing non profit called Changed By Nature Outdoors.
It is national, and they do adventures all over the US. They take vets, wounded warriors, first responders, etc on outdoor adventures to try and help them find an outlet to be able to refocus and help with PTSD. They have saved lives this year that would have been lost to suicide but were not because of the program.
July 11th was National Cheer Up The Lonely Day.
Did you do you anything to make someone happy yesterday? If not, find a friend and tell them you appreciate them or give a stranger a compliment. We believe in taking care of others even if this means a simple act of kindness.
June is National PTSD Awareness month.
We would like to take this time to thank everyone serving our country, both past and present. Thank you for keeping us safe. We appreciate everything you do for us.
We would also like to acknowledge all the other people suffering from PTSD due to varying circumstances. You are strong and not alone.
PTSD Awareness Day is observed every year on June 27th
April 7–13 is National Victim's Rights Week!
Bio-One has the opportunity to help people after an unfortunate event, but we understand the pain of survivors is a long and ongoing process. We operate by the motto: help first, business second and we believe a community support system is such a great way to help those around you.
If you know someone needing support, offer them an ear or help point them in the direction of professoinal help if necessary.
Below are some Victim's Support resources:
Today, January 9th, law enforcement associations across America are celebrating National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Women and men who make the decision to put on a uniform and serve and protect our communities deserve our gratitude and respect for their service. All of us show our appreciation and support of law enforcement throughout the year, and we hope you take extra time today to thank a police officer, send a note of support, etc.
Thank you to all the prior Bio-One officers and all the law enforcement out there keeping our neighborhoods safe. We appreciate you!
This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with your local law enforcement. If you know someone in law enforcement, great! If you don't, also great! You might hear some interesting stories and get the chance to say thank you.
Events are held across the United States. Check out the national link below along with local Facebook pages, websites, etc.
September 15th is National Thank a Police Officer Day.
Many people do their jobs in silence, not looking for anything in return. Our police enforcement are out there everyday protecting us and risking their own lives for us. This is the perfect opportunity to find a police officer and tell them thank you for all they do for your community.
Thank you from Bio-One. We appreciate all you do.
June is National Safety Month. This can mean a lot of different things but the type of safety we want to talk about is your personal safety from acts of violence.
T I P S
1. Make eye contact with people that concern you. Sometimes all an attacker is looking for is an easy target and they aren't interested in people that will put up a fight. They now know you've seen their face.
2. Don't be afraid to say no to politeness. If you feel uneasy about someone who stepped into the elevator, just step off. You don't have to stay on just to avoid an awkward situation.
3. Avoid parking next to vans or large vehicles that can quickly grab you as you're trying to get into your car.
4. Don't sit in your car, especially at night. Always park and get to where you are going. The longer you wait in your car, the more of a target you are.
5. Be aware of scams. If you see someone needing help on the side of the road, call 9-1-1 and keep driving. If you get pulled over alone, you are allowed to call the police and very that the person who pulled you over is a valid police officer.
6. Practice being aware. Know who is walking behind you. If you're walking alone at night, take out your headphones and get off the phone. These are all described as distracted behavior that attackers look for.
7. Escape is always the best option. Even if this means you may get hurt in the process, don't be afraid to scream, fight, and do what it takes to get away. Never let anyone take you anywhere without a fight.
A little self awareness can go a long way! The more you understand about how people are targeted, the better you can make safe decisions that will become second nature to you.