Rapid Responder is the most widely deployed school crisis management system in the U.S. protecting thousands of campuses across the country. The system is an All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management System SAFETY Act Certified by the Department of Homeland Security that securely stores critical information for use by campus personnel and first responders. Rapid Responder turns your three-ring binder into an E-Ring binder, quickly providing the most updated emergency response information to all crisis response team members and first responders. The system is accessed via the Internet, installed on a laptop, stored encrypted on a USB drive or accessed via the iPad app.
“It’s really not a matter of if…it’s a matter of when an incident will occur. It’s all about being prepared.”
-High School Principal
ADVANCED FEATURES ENHANCE COMMUNITY WIDE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
In the event of a crisis, first responders and school personnel need instant access to campus emergency response information. Campus information stored in Rapid Responder is designed to be securely distributed and shared throughout a school community. First responders and school officials have secure access to detailed school emergency response information displaying everything from floor plans and emergency response plans to escape routes and evacuation plans. Rapid Responder has been proven to be reliable and effective in actual campus emergencies including a campus shooting.
PROTECT STUDENTS, STAFF & PROPERTY
Rapid Responder displays everything from floor and emergency response plans to escape routes and student reunification. Send out mass notifications during emergencies, access census reports and locate areas with special needs students to ensure every student is safe.
SCHOOL STAFF RESPONSE
Your staff and faculty are your first line of defense in any crisis. With Rapid Responder, school staff and first responders will know exactly how to respond cohesively, saving time and lives. The Incident Command System (ICS) allows real-time updates and alerts to be shared during a crisis.
MITIGATE CAMPUS DAMAGE
Each year vandalism issues arise and schools have to allocate an already strict budget to repairs but using Rapid Responder you can identify areas of repeat vandalism to increase school personnel presence. Most IP based cameras can also be connected with still image capture ability.
INTERIOR, EXTERIOR, AERIAL IMAGERY
Aerial imagery of your school campus is stored and used to create evacuation, best access and tactical mapping plans. Detailed interior and exterior photos of your school buildings are also stored including major locations in your site, facing sides of your buildings, utility locations, field houses, access routes and more.
CAMPUS EMERGENCY PLANS, POLICIES & PROCEDURES
School emergency plans, policies and procedures are easily stored, shared, updated, and instantly accessible in Rapid Responder. During any type of emergency, school personnel can locate plans and procedures for bomb threats, natural disasters, active shooter scenarios, chemical spills and more creating a single source of information for your emergency response team and first responders.
SCHOOL DRILLS & EMERGENCIES
Log drills and incidents and have available as documentation for steps taken during a drill or incident in Rapid Responder. Information stored in the Incident Command System covers communications during the incident, who was a participant, event summary, steps taken, imagery and more. Information can be used for an after action review helping to empower your schools’ ability to respond.
Tactical elements and plans are created during the pre-plan tactical meeting portion of implementing Rapid Responder. Tactical plans stored in Rapid Responder help first responders and school personnel identify exactly who, how and where they will respond. Information includes command posts, staging areas, base, observation points, triage, landing zones, media locations, family unification areas, and more.
WHY RAPID RESPONDER
We know from when students arrive on campus until the end of day bell, their safety is a top priority. It can be a challenge to create safe climates on your school grounds, which is why schools choose Rapid Responder for their emergency preparedness and response needs
Document & Schedule Drills
Store & Share Evacuation Plans & Procedures
Over 380 Data Points of Response Information
Real-time Alerts & Notifications
Creates a Joint Response, Saving Time & Lives
If you would like to learn more about Rapid Responder and how it can increase your schools’ emergency response ability, please call us at 206.223.5544 or click “Contact PRI” below to send us an email.