I urge everyone to take a look at the technology created to make lives safer when emergency situations arise. There are a multitude of things we can do as a group and individual to increase our safety. Technology is making leaps and bounds to help us (caution- some technology can be invasive, do your research before installing or using any technology). I found this review of personal safety gadgets useful and hope you do, too. If you have ideas you'd like to share about safety protocols or know-how, please do share.
Stay safe. :-)