can be used to
help school districts
What if school administrators, teachers and staff are the
only ones on site to deal with an emergency incident? What
if first responders do not arrive within the first 15 minutes?
a perfect world, the fire departments,
law enforcement agencies and EMS
would show up within minutes -- but
what if they can not be there in
time? What if the teachers, staff
or administrators at a school must
be the first to respond?
If the Columbine High school massacre and the recent shooting
rampage at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007 have taught
us anything, I think it is that school administrators,
teachers and staff must be confident in their emergency
preparedness training, skills and resources.
way schools can become prepared is
by truly becoming involved in the
emergency preparedness process. School
administration and teachers need
detailed information about their
school facility “on demand.” They
need to easily access their HTML
preplans (virtual tours of their
campus) and emergency plans for trainings,
exercises and all phases of preparedness,
as well as response. They also need
to participate in drills, trainings
and exercises whenever possible.
what to do and when to do it will
make reacting to crisis situations
smoother and less traumatic for administrators,
faculty and staff.
Imagry, Inc. is committed to helping
schools become prepared for handling
any emergency situation. School staff,
administration, teachers, parents
and students may need to deal with
an incident for a period of time
without any support from first responders,
depending on the type of emergency.
staff, teachers and administrators must
become confident in their skills, resources
and training to sustain a response until
help can arrive. In the light of state,
national and world events in recent years;
attention to security in our schools
is a priority.
safety and security of students,
employees, volunteers, parents and
visitors is the responsibility of
the school districts and their schools.
It is imperative that schools become
involved in the emergency preparedness
and response processes.
School administration and teachers need access to current,
accurate information about their schools “on demand.” HTML
preplans can provide the following:
Plans and Procedures
and Campus Maps (Floor Plans & Site
and Campus Photographs & 360
Staging Areas for First Responders
(Law Enforcement, Fire Departments,
Ambulances, Parents, Press, Helicopter
HTML preplans for individual schools,
determining and writing procedures/protocols,
learning the Incident Command System
(ICS) and exercising a joint response
will make dealing with a crisis situation
safer and less traumatic for students,
faculty, staff, parents and first
"VIPlanning® Software is being used to change the way school districts
approach to disaster preparedness and readiness," said Dee Beaugez, Chief
Operating Officer of Visual Imagry, Inc. "Authorized users are able to access
their school plans, HTML preplans and data to help them mitigate disaster incidents
for all hazards during all seasons.
"Children are our future and their safety is our responsibility, " said
Beaugez. "It has been proven that technology can help schools better prepare
and respond to any type of school incident.
"I am honored to say that Visual Imagry has been part of an all-hazards
approach to emergency pre-incident planning for school safety since 1999."
Read More about the 2006-07 Washoe
County School District and the Humboldt
County School District Critical Incident Response Projects,
funded by the U.S. Department
of Education grants.
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