Safety Goals for the New School Year

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Safety GoalsFor many school administrators and educators, a new school year means new goals and a new start. As the school year begins, start school off on the right foot with new and updated school safety goals. If your school doesn’t have safety goals, begin by writing them. If your school safety program already exists, reflect back on the goals you met over the last year and write new ones for this year. There are always goals to be met when it comes to school safety; for the students and the staff. Read More

School Safety Article Review

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How Numbers Are Looking Up and Down in Terms of School Safety

An older news headline recently grabbed my attention, “Schools Ratchet Up Safety Protocol, But Some Lack Basic Infrastructure.” In it the author, Allie Bidwell, writes about how school safety statistics are on the rise, but a startling number still lack some of the key points that many expect to see in schools such as controlled access points, visitor check in, and manned surveillance cameras. She also touches on an important point in the beginning, leadership that is invested. Read More

AEDs, a Critical Safety Device

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Why AEDs are Important for Every Facility

An AED is an automated external defibrillator, a small portable device used to diagnose and treat cardiac arrhythmia’s. Having these devices is critical to human safety no matter the facility they are in. Unfortunately, anyone can experience a heart attack, although there are some factors that increase the chances, it can happen anywhere at any time. Keep reading to learn why having an AED in every facility is critical. Read More

Responding to Medical Emergencies in Your Theater

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Medical Emergencies in Your Theater Don’t Have to be a Nightmare

Medical emergencies, they come without warning and can happen anywhere. Heart attack, stroke, seizures, inability to walk, loss of sight, anything can happen. Movie theaters and cinemas aren’t immune to the possibility just because they are family friendly past time. Prepare your staff for responding to medical emergencies in your theater with these tips. Read More

Rapid Responder Just Gets Better

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Complimentary Training You Can Trust

Rapid Responder is a robust and comprehensive emergency preparedness and crisis management platform that facilities and organizations use to increase partnerships with first responders and simplify the response process during an incident. It can sometimes be complex and overwhelming for new users, but our trained professionals are here to help you learn the ropes of Rapid Responder and train you on how to get the most out of the platform for planning and real-world use. Keep reading to learn how we support you, our customer, through training. Rapid Responder provides training you can trust.  Read More

Prepared Response, Inc.’s Easy Alert Aids Spokane Community College in a Recent Medical Emergency Response

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Easy Alert Continues to Provide Effective Communication and Resource Allocation During Emergencies

Spokane Community College (SCC), situated near the Spokane River in Washington State, offers students a diverse liberal arts education in a welcoming learning environment. Recently, the college began researching ways to increase communication amongst campus personnel during an incident or emergency. Like many facilities across the country, Spokane Community College is preparing for a worst possible scenario, while hoping they’ll never have to use their training to respond to a critical incident.

In January, Spokane Community College implemented Rapid Responder Easy Alert, a feature offered through the Rapid Responder platform, provided by Prepared Response, Inc. Shortly after implementation, an incident occurred, providing the college an opportunity to put its training and tools in action. On January 28, 2016, SCC initiated Easy Alert for a medical incident involving a faculty member who was experiencing flu-like symptoms with extreme fatigue and was unable to walk. Campus security was alerted and campus responders, campus dispatch, and security started an Easy Alert incident at 12:44pm PST. Read More

Minimize VIP Stress with Rapid Responder

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3 Ways Rapid Responder Streamlines the VIP Process

Perhaps there is a celebrity signing at your movie theater for a premier, a presidential candidate at your school, or a well-known religious leader speaking at your place of worship. Whatever the VIPcase, there will be a lot of preparation and potential stress leading up to their arrival and while they are visiting. Luckily, Rapid Responder helps to alleviate some stress by providing critical information during planning, creating inter-agency concord, and annotation features to customize your event plans. Continue reading to learn about the cutting edge features available to streamline your VIP process. Read More

Preparing for the Worst Case Scenario, Not Just the Most Common

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Effective & Complete Preparation for Schools

According to Decoded Science, “the rate of a school shooting is approximately 0.02 per 100,000 classroom hours,” while the National Fire Prevention Association estimates, “an average of 5,690 structure fires in educational properties, annually from 2007-2011.” The chances of a fire at your school are far more likely than a school shooting, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan and prepare for an active shooter. Effective preparation is about preparing for the worst case scenario, not just the most common. Read More

Preparing for a VIP Guest on College Campuses

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4 Ways to Ensure a Safe & Secure Visit

College campuses are almost always bustling with students going to and from classes, studying in the sun, playing games, or hanging out with friends. It is no secret that campus officers work hard to keep their campus community safe, while still allowing freedom for students and visitors to access the university grounds. When a VIP or special guest arrives on campus though, the safety and security atmosphere changes. Whether it be a presidential candidate, dignitary, band, actor, etc., additional protocols and procedures must be put into place and followed. Below are 4 ways you can prepare for a VIP guest on your college campus and ensure a safe and secure visit. Read More

Rapid Responder: From Past to Present

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How Rapid Responder Has Evolved into a Leading Technology

When it first began in 2000, Rapid Responder was equipped with the latest in technological advances like a mobile client, downloadable for PCs, ability to upload images and documents, and cameras that shot in 2-5 megapixels. The company behind the emergency preparedness technology, Prepared Response, Inc. had the ability to email floor plans to Blackberry’s and was compatible with ToughBooks in cars and command posts for responders. At the time, these things were highly technical and profound advances. Read More