are no words to express how much everyone will miss Jim and his
wonderful sense of humor. He is one in a million.
Director of Facility Operations, was finally
released from his struggles against cancer and died
us at Visual Imagry never stopped praying
for his health and recovery. Jim
was a true team leader and it is hard to express how much of a void we each feel
with his passing. There isn't a day that goes by that we don't walk down to his
office wishing we could ask a question or share some funny story with him.
took control of Washoe County School
District and Humboldt County School
District HTML preplan projects. Jim's
amazing knowledge of construction
helped guide the development of more
than 150 emergency HTML preplans
for the WCSD and 16 HTML preplans
for the HCSD.
We know that Jim's years of construction experience were put to use as he carefully
crafted the HTML preplan design concept. His goal was to create a HTML preplan
that could be used to guide school police, emergency managers and first responders
through each school site facility in the event of any type of emergency incident.
April 2007, the Hug High School HTML
Preplan was used by the United States
Secret Service for planning the arrival
of Democratic presidential candidate
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for
a speaking engagement in Reno, Nevada.
The feedback Visual Imagry received
from the Washoe County School District
Police Department was that the Hug
High School HTML Preplan provided
Secret Service staff with instant
access to such critical data as school
site floor plans, site plans, aerial
views and 360 images of the gym.
“The detailed information that was available in the Hug High School HTML
preplan was invaluable for planning and logistics coordination for the town hall
meeting in Reno, Nevada,” said Chris Smith, Director of Emergency Preparedness
for the Washoe County School District.
preplan Jim built for Bishop Manogue High School was used for pre-planning and
response during their full scale functional exercise on April 28, 2007. SWAT
(Special Weapons And Tactics) officers from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office
reported that HTML preplan Jim created was an amazing response tool. "According
to feedback during the after action briefing, the participating SWAT unit officers
all agreed that they wish all schools had such detailed information available
for first responders," said Tim Jaureguito, Principal.
Principal Jaureguito also congratulated Jim for an extraordinary job and reminded
us that his labors would have saved many lives if it had been a real terrorist
dedication to safety was amazing.
Somehow he even made time to develop
Flash movies that were used for numerous
presentations. He also invested valuable
time creating detailed summaries
for each project and made numerous
helpful suggestions for future projects.
His talent and understanding of building construction allowed each HTML preplan
take on a special level of excellence. He lead the technical team and made
sure the project was completed by May 2007. Jim's work is sustainable and therefore
will continue to be used by the WCSD, HCSD and BMHS to help them continue to
be disaster prepared.
Everyone who worked with Jim feels blessed that he was such a vital part of
the VIPlanning® Software
The hundreds of hours Jim spent crafting HTML preplans, testing software and
writing reports will continue to make a real difference in school emergency
preparedness for future generations.
Jim's craftsmanship contributed to the development of VIPlanning® Software & Online
His contributions, leadership, sense of humor and amazing work ethic have established
a true standard of excellence for our company.
continue sending our prayers to his
wonderful wife, Gudrun and their
Lissa, Carly, Mara and
her husband Dave.
Dee and Don Beaugez
June 10, 2007
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