Healthcare Facility Maintenance Schedules

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Keeping Patients & Staff Safe

Optimizing your maintenance team and their schedules for your healthcare facility is imperative and could be the difference between the generators providing vital medical attention for patients or not having the ability to save lives. In the following below are a few best practices for your healthcare center to help get the most out of your maintenance teams and schedules: Read More

Polk County, MN Working to Increase Emergency Preparedness

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Polk County Sheriff takes the lead to increase emergency preparedness by supporting Rapid Responder®

On December 17th, Prepared Response, Inc., sponsored a Rapid Responder information event in Polk County MN, in coordination with Sheriff Barb Erdman to discuss how Rapid Responder increases county emergency preparedness. Jeff Hicks, National Account Executive for Prepared Response, shared with first responders, schools and other organizations how Rapid Responder facilitates the gathering, organizing, and distributing of emergency preparedness and response information, and how it ensures a quick and coordinated response to any emergency. Read More

How Strong is Your Partnership with Your First Responders?

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By increasing your partnership before a crisis, theaters and first responders can respond jointly and effectively to any type of emergency. Download our document and learn 5 ways you can build your partnerships including:

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Rapid Responder Customer Forums, the Newest Customer Engagement Option

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Forum Creates Increased Engagement Between Users & Adds an Additional Support Avenueforums

 

KIRKLAND, WA – DECEMBER 15, 2015 – Prepared Response, Inc.® has just announced their newest channel of customer engagement for Rapid Responder users by opening a new customer forum. Rapid Responder Forums is a place where end users can go to connect with other users, share unique ways to use the system, and use as an additional avenue for customer support. Rapid Responder users will find a variety of threads to post to and read from, which will cover system updates, the Emergency Response Interface, the Administrative Interface, mobile apps, and tips and tricks. A feature requests thread is also available for customers to submit ideas and needs for future system updates. Read More

Rapid Responder Helps Control Large Crowds at Churches

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Learn How Rapid Responder can Help Mitigate Large Crowd Risk in Your Place of Worship

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Places of Worship experience very different security issues than other types of facilities because of their open environment, which exposes them to safety issues that others do not face. During normal service times, these risks are fairly easily managed, but when large crowds are expected, it becomes more difficult to effectively maintain security. This where Rapid Responder can help. Rapid Responder helps you effortlessly prepare for the large, unknown crowds that may be accessing your ground during a special event or holiday.

Here are some examples that may draw large crowds to your church during the year:

  • Easter service
  • Christmas service
  • Christmas play
  • Hosted concerts
  • Community festivals
  • Vacation Bible school

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Holiday Safety Tips

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Don’t be Caught Off Guard by Typical Holiday Incidents

The holidays, Christmas in particular, can bring unsafe conditions to anyone. From health related illness, which peaks during the Christmas season, to dangerous road conditions, and inclement weather, it is critical that we stay vigilant while enjoying the festivities. Today we want to give you a few tips that can increase the safety and security of yourself, your loved ones, and your assets this Christmas season, click through the tabs to see different ways that you can stay safe this season. Read More

Increase Your Situational Awareness

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Situational awareness is defined as,

“The ability to identify, process, and comprehend critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regards to the mission. More simply, it is knowing what is going on around you.” *

Situational awareness is not just important for those in law enforcement, or the military, it is critical for all individuals to be aware of their surroundings for a number of safety and security reasons. Increasing your situational awareness may help you to notice a shoplifter, or may provide you with enough information to exit before an emergency occurs. Read More

Guest Blogger, Richard Lee Helps us Prepare Mentally

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Mental Preparation for Workplace Incidents

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Where do you spend the majority of your time? At your home, your workplace, or sitting in college classes? At your house you may have a plan on how to evacuate if there is a fire, or steps that you would take when faced with an emergency, but many times, our workplaces become our home away from home, and we may not be as prepared to respond to an incident there. I find it interesting that with as much time as we spend at work, we know very little about the things we see every day. Today I want to bring some thoughts to the forefront of your mind and help you become more aware of your surroundings in the workplace to better prepare for incidents.

When faced with an emergency situation, people may react in very different ways based on their life experiences. Some may freeze in panic, while others may laugh at what seems like an inopportune time, but individuals express their emotions differently. No matter how emotions are expressed, the thought process for how to respond to say a fire in your office should be predetermined, and you should act on previously thought out plans, not the emotions that you are feeling. Read More

Christmas Break Safety on College Campuses

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3 Ways Your Security Officers Can Ensure a Safe Campus

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Students no longer fill the library into the late hours of the night, and after finishing their exams they head home to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. All the while, campus security continues to work 24 hour shifts protecting campus buildings, cars left behind and any students or staff who did not leave during the break. But what more can your campus security do to help prepare your college? Use these 3 tips to keep your college campus safe this season: Read More

Easy Alert: The Communication Tool Your School is Missing

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Don’t Experience Another Incident Without Communication

Rapid Responder Easy Alert

Schools periodically experience incidents including medical emergencies with a student or a school evacuation from a bomb threat. These things, and sometimes more serious incidents happen and a reliable tool that allows communication between staff and responders is necessary. Rapid Responder Easy Alert meets your internal communication needs by providing staff and first responders the ability to communicate real-time, share images and report their exact location. Click through the tabs below to learn why Easy Alert is the communication tool your school needs for managing incidents: Read More