Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA) announced that
they’re working with Sheriffs across New York State to offer Rapid Responder ®, an affordable emergency response system that provides first responders with instant access to critical site information when responding to an emergency at a school.
In 10 New York State counties, 35 school districts have signed up to be a part of the NYSSA Rapid Responder program. The system ensures that comprehensive facility data is available for law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services and other first responders in conjunction with facility personnel to cohesively respond to emergencies.
“In the past we had binders and rolled up building plans for each of the 30 schools in our county that had to be sorted through,” Washington County Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy said. “The Rapid Responder program organizes all of that information and makes it more readily available.”