Sussex Tech First in County to Use New Safety App for School Incidents
The Rave Panic Button mobile app, shown here during a test in the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, will be used by Sussex Technical School District staff to keep students and staff safe in an emergency. (Photo: Sussex Tech)
GEORGETOWN, Del.- The Sussex Technical School District is the first district in Sussex County to use a mobile app service that officials say will help keep students and staff safe in an emergency.
“Keeping students and staff safe and secure is our top priority,” said Superintendent Stephen Guthrie. “We hope that emergencies never happen, but this app is another tool that our staff will be using to be prepared and work with responders.”
The app can notify first responders about the exact building where an emergency has occurred. As it is calling 9-1-1, the app simultaneously sends out a notification to staff members to alert them of an emergency need, such as fire, medical, police, active assailant, or other.
According to officials, the instant notification shortens the amount of time it takes to notify staff of an incident. The app also allows staff to communicate internally without calling 9-1-1 for situations that may not require a full emergency response.
The technology was purchased by the state for all Delaware schools.
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