Prepared Response, Inc.® Launches a New Android App for Customers

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Android Users Now Have the Ability to Access Emergency Response Information Stored in Rapid Responder Anytime, Anywhere.

Prepared Response, Inc. has released a new Rapid Responder Android tablet app to meet customer demands while continuously improving the crisis management system. The new Android tablet app provides additional accessibility to critical response information stored in Rapid Responder for Android users. The app features a unique, clean interface that simplifies and enhances the availability of a sites emergency response data.android app

“By developing apps for mobile devices we are expanding the reach that emergency preparedness can provide for site users and emergency responders.” – Larry Lowry, Director of Development for Prepared Response.

Read more to learn about the Rapid Responder Android tablet app.

 

Is Rapid Responder Right for You?

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Information-Stored-Rapid-Responder-Commercial-Industrial-FacilityA Product/Need Comparison

Rapid Responder is the most up-to-date and industry leading technology that your facility could have for increased safety and security. Still not sure if you need it? Below are common needs that a facility has in terms of safety and security, and examples of how Rapid Responder meets those needs. Read More

Where is the Finish Line for Emergency Management?

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Understanding the Emergency Preparedness Cycle & How to Make it Effective

Emergency management is defined as, “the process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from an emergency or crisis.” It is important to understand that emergency management does not eliminate threats, instead it focuses on creating plans to decrease the impact of disaster and crisis. Before we dive into answering our question, “where is the finish line for emergency management,” we must first understand how the emergency preparedness cycle works, how it prepares us, and ways that we can make them most effective. Read More

Prepared Response Sales Team Travels to MN & TX to Talk School Safety

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Here at Prepared Response, we have a dedicated sales team that travels all across the United States getting valuable and life-saving information into the hands of those who need it most, while also strengthening our company’s existing relationship with facility administrators and first responders in each state. This week our sales team is heading to Minnesota and then to Texas for school conferences. In Duluth, MN, our team is attending the Minnesota Association of School Administrators tradeshow and in Austin, TX they will be presenting at the Texas Association of School Administrators/ Texas Association of School Boards. Find out more about how our sales team caters to the needs of current and future customers. Read More

First Responder Series: The Takeaways

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first responderThis week we have heard from three different first responders. Our law enforcement first responder, Lt. Ziesemer, presented us with 3 things law enforcement first responders want us to know. Wednesday, Chief Harrell gave us a glimpse into the rewarding, yet taxing career as a fire first responder. And yesterday, Ryan Stanford, with over 11 years as an emergency medical services responder gave us 3 things that he as an EMS first responder wants the public to know. It is interesting to see the different aspects of these careers that we may not be aware of and simple ways that we can help our first responders. Read More

First Responder Series: Emergency Medical Services

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3 Things Your EMS First Responders Want You to Knowemergency medical services

Ryan Stanford, our guest blogger today from Virginia, has over 11 years’ experience as an emergency medical services first responder. He has shared some helpful tips for how the public can help when they respond to an emergency scene. When an EMS first responder is involved, tension is high and nerves are on edge, but it is important to remember these tips so we, and our loved ones have the best outcome possible, thanks to the knowledge of our EMS first responders. Read More

First Responder Series: Law Enforcement

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3 Things Your Law Enforcement First Responders Want You to Know

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Today starts our series for September, “3 Things your First Responders Want You to Know.” We are starting off with our law enforcement first responders and our guest blogger is Lt. Cliff Ziesemer with Thurston County Sheriff’s Office in Thurston County, WA.  In his many years in law enforcement, Lt. Ziesemer has come across some valuable tips that can help everyone. Today he is giving the public a firsthand look at 3 things that law enforcement want you to know. Read More

Rapid Responder Notify Frequently Asked Questions

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Rapid-Responder-Notify-1024x1024The Rapid Responder Notify app is the newest feature in Rapid Responder that allows for cutting edge two-way communication between system administrators and app users. The app users are quickly alerted via text or email, whichever they signed up with, of any notifications but also allows them to report in suspicious activity for further investigation.

When any new feature is introduced, there are always questions that users have.  Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions pertaining to Rapid Responder Notify.

  1. What is the cost of Rapid Responder Notify?

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True or False: 9-1-1 Dispatchers Automatically Know my Location

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GPS Location MapDebunking the Myth 911 Can Access Your Location

Today we are going to debunk one of the most dangerous myths pertaining to safety and security. A myth is an idea or story that is believed by many people, but that is not true. It is a widely held belief that dispatchers can obtain your exact location from the phone that you are calling from when dialing 9-1-1. I am here today to tell you that information is not entirely accurate. Let’s find out why. Read More

Staying Safe on Campus: Tips to Increase College Campus Security

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Guest Post by Brianna Cook

As the school year begins, I am preparing the speech that I will give to my residents on how to remain safe on and off campus. In addition to being a Resident Assistant, I am also the student worker for the Columbia College Police Department, which gives me great insight into how safety on college campuses works and how beneficial it is knowing effective ways to respond to emergencies and keep yourself safe.

At Columbia College, we are lucky enough to have a police force that provides numerous resources for students to ensure they know how to stay safe both on and off campus. They provide courtesy escorts, have a 24/7 emergency line that connects directly to officer radios, and maintain emergency call boxes around campus. Read More