We have heard the saying that there are two sides to every story, and usually there is a negative viewpoint and a positive viewpoint in most situations. Today, we are going to discuss, in depth how prepared your place of worship is for negative and positive interactions. How will you respond if there is an active shooter? How prepared are you for a large crowd at your next advertised event? These are two very different topics with very different outcomes, but without preparation and the ability to respond effectively, they both can be detrimental. Read More
July 10, 2015
Recently, the Chief Executive Officer of Prepared Response, Jim Finnell, sat down and talked with Eric Holdeman, the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management. Eric currently hosts a show in King County called Disaster Zone, as well as contributes as writer for Emergency Management.
Watch this interview to learn how Rapid Responder aids in emergency preparedness and crisis management by mapping critical facilities.
July 9, 2015
We all know that when dialing 9-1-1, we will be asked questions about the type of emergency, location you are at and other information needed by first responders. This usually isn’t a problem, but if you’re at a place of worship when you dial 9-1-1 you may run into questions that you don’t know how to answer. When calling for help, you will need to know how to clearly answer to the 6 W’s dispatchers will ask. We’ll show you how to provide dispatchers with all the information they need and give you some tips that will get first responders to you quickly. Read More
July 8, 2015
Today, we want to share with you a couple of our favorite personal safety tips. While these are not a guarantee, and you should always dial 9-1-1 if you are in danger, implement these safety tips to help raise awareness of your surroundings and aid in your overall security in everyday life. Read More
July 3, 2015
We have partnered with different Sheriffs’ associations across the United States to offer Rapid Responder to different facilities including: WA statewide program (CIPMS), schools, places of worship, commercial and industrial sites and healthcare facilities. By receiving support from first responders such as the Sheriffs’ associations, we are able to help provide our services to more entities in more areas, leading to increased emergency preparedness and a cohesive response during emergencies.
Recently, information was shared explaining how Wisconsin Sheriffs are working to increase security in their communities across the state by supporting Rapid Responder. Read More
July 2, 2015
When looking to purchase a product, many people read what others have to say first in the form of a review. Today, I want to offer you a testimonial of what one first responder has to say about the effectiveness of Rapid Repsonder, an All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management System.
July 1, 2015
Many times, police, fire and EMS respond to an incident without fully understanding the safety and security measures that the organization has in place. This leads to confusion and a lack of cohesiveness within these sectors. By increasing partnerships before a crisis, facility stakeholders and first responders can respond efficiently and cohesively to emergencies.
So why is it important to partner together?
May 7, 2015
Safety teams can be the difference between a disaster and an emergency that is handled efficiently and effectively. Whether you already have a safety team for your place of worship, or you need assistance with organizing one, these best practices can help keep your church feeling welcome and open but with an added layer of security.