Prepared Response, Inc. Releases Easy Alert, a New Internal Communication Tool for Emergencies

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Rapid Responder Users Can Now Send Alerts in Real Time During Any Incident from Any Location

IMG_6363Rapid Responder Easy Alert utilizes brand new technology to allow internal communication for emergencies and non-emergencies alike. If you are looking for a way to easily alert and communicate with staff and first responders, and one that is fully integrated with Rapid Responder for no additional cost, look no further. It is designed to be used in real-time and allow instant information about drills and events. Users can post images, report their exact location and engage in chat feed with other active users.

Read our press release to learn more about how Easy Alert simplifies the emergency response process for any place of worship, school, healthcare facility, and/or commercial facility.


Place of Worship Safety Tip

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shutterstock_107658848Child Check-In & Check-Out Procedures

The safety of children is a top priority anywhere, but especially in places of worship. Churches and temples usually have a few options for child care, usually broken up by age group. When this happens, it is even more important to be vigilant about the welfare of the children in your care and ensure their safety. For today’s place of worship safety tip, we are going to focus on child check-in and check-out procedures and how effective procedures minimize crisis situations. Read More

More Information than a Hasty 911 Call

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Rapid Responder Empowers You to Respond

We recently brought you the 6 W’s to dialing 911 from your place of worship, but what if I told you there was a way for dispatchers and first responders to gain even more valuable information before 911 callyou’re off the phone? With Rapid Responder, first responders and church staff are able to quickly and securely access emergency response information and engage in real-time alerts and chats during any incident.

Rapid Responder digitally stores your place of worships aerial imagery with evacuation plans, best access routes for first responders and tactical mapping plans that can save time and lives. During any emergency, emergency response plans and procedures are just a click away, easing stress for all involved. Tactical plans stored in Rapid Responder help first responders and church staff identify who, how and where they will respond.

Learn more about how Rapid Responder aids in the emergency response for your place of worship.

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Visitor Management: Is One Tool Better Than the Other?

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visitor management-camerasMany places such as schools, hospitals and places of worship, utilize cameras as a security measure. Often times, these cameras are watched closely by a security guard and if something unusual is noticed, law enforcement is called. Other facilities however are utilizing an all hazards approach to their visitor management. Today we are going to analyze each option and decide which is better for overall security: the tried and true manned camera approach, or the newer all hazards approach. Read More

What if? Is Your Place of Worship Prepared for the Unknown?

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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

Video: Rapid Responder Helps Save Lives

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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.

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Dialing 9-1-1 from a Place of Worship

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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

Creating Safety Teams in Your Place of Worship

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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.

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