Utilize Proven Measures for Safer Access Points

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Controlling Access Points Reduces Crisis in Schools

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Safety aspects in school settings must be met in order to foster an environment of learning, but safety cannot happen without security. While they need each other in order to flourish, school security can be difficult to provide. Children are seen as easy targets and many times the buildings on campus are spread out, offering easy entry. By utilizing some proven access control, security can become easily attained.


Here are some key areas that you should consider researching for more controlled access points:

  1. Electronic Door Locks
  2. Single Point Entry
  3. Do uble Entry System
  4. Reinforced Glass

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Exercising and Performing Drills In Your Healthcare Facility

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For schools, drills are fairly easy and common; they shelter in place at the sound of an alarm or they evacuate to a designated location. For healthcare facilities, especially hospitals, this is not such an easy task. With multiple buildings and floors, visitors, patients, and an ever changing staff system, evacuating and sheltering in place for a hospital can be stressful. Nevertheless, a variety of drills are required by law, they need to be documented for proof and they must follow emergency response procedures and emergency operation plans (EOP).

Emergency response plans are the blueprint for how a hospital will run during crisis situations. Emergency response plans should be evaluated by the crisis response team members after every drill that is performed. Aspects of the drill that need to be evaluated include accurate documentation, response types and times, and what can be amended in the response plan to have a more effective drill in the future. These variables should be noted and documented in a digital system that can be accessed electronically and on-the-go. Read More

Caledonia-Mumford CSD Implements Rapid Responder

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Caledonia-Mumford Central School District Uses Cutting Edge Technology to Continue Dedication to School Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Caledonia, NY – October 13, 2015 – Caledonia-Mumford Central School District in Western New York recently finished implementing the NYSSA Rapid Responder Program, designed to be utilized by Sheriffs, law enforcement, fire, medical, and school personnel. Rapid Responder empowers the school and first responders to better protect campuses and respond jointly and effectively during any crisis. Bob Molisani, Superintendent of Schools for the three building district explained their need for increased safety and security and how the New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA) Rapid Responder Program is helping them to accomplish their objectives.  Read More

Simple Solutions to Complex Problems: Understanding Lockdowns

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Guest Post by Paul Delon, Knowledge Manager for Prepared Response, Inc.

There are a lot of things to consider when talking about safety, security, and emergency preparedness.  Just take a look at some of the past blog posts here and you’ll see topics on cameras, visitor management systems, mass notification systems, even what to be prepared for when you call 911.  There’s a lot to consider and at times it can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a lot of simple and low cost solutions to the problems we encounter when dealing with safety and security preparedness.  Read More

Movie Theater Security: What Are My Options?

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Movie theaters have always been a place for wholesome entertainment, where couples can enjoy an evening out, or families can spend a rainy afternoon. Unfortunately, the new reality is that some people on rare occasions, look to harm others in the secluded and dark theater with minimum ways of egress. Theater owners and managers must now face the reality that additional movie theater security is required, but what are security options for such an open environment? Below are 4 security options that movie theaters can implement to increase safety.

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Places of Worship: Community Ambassadors During Emergencies

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Last month severe flooding struck the south eastern states, with South Carolina taking the brunt of the destruction. Nineteen people lost their lives in the historic flooding, families lost their belongings and valuables, many evacuated by boat leaving everything behind, and roads were completely washed away, including sections of Interstate 95. During the flooding in South Carolina and other times of crisis around the world, people sought help at a common area, places of worship. In most every emergency, places of worship step up and act as ambassadors for their communities. Read More

Pre-plan Tactical Meetings

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What Your Facility Has Been Missing

pre-plan tacticalPre-plan tactical meetings are the cornerstone to implementing Rapid Responder. They offer a roundtable discussion with your facility’s local emergency responders, and provide a focused agenda of increased safety and security during a crisis situation. Read More

Place of Worship Safety Team Members

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In August, we brought you a post on creating a safety team for your place of worship where we discussed how to recruit involvement and how often you should meet. Today, we want to expand on that by providing you with some roles and responsibilities that your church safety team members should be assigned in the event of an emergency on your grounds. Not sure who you need on your safety team and what they should do during a crisis? We have your answers! 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