NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio – Sept. 8, 2016 – The Tennessee Department of Education, in conjunction with the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS) and several Tennessee school districts, presented its school safety plan template. Tennessee schools are encouraged to adopt the comprehensive safety plan to help keep students and staff safe and well-prepared for emergency situations. To facilitate these efforts, NaviGate Prepared is offering its customized Safety Plan Wizard, free of charge, to all K-12 Tennessee schools.
Designed to assist school administrators with safety plan development and enhancement, the Safety Plan Wizard breaks down a safety plan into a series of questions, thus reducing complexities and streamlining creation of a school safety plan. NaviGate Prepared created a custom Safety Plan Wizard based on the new Tennessee school safety plan template and is providing it to all Tennessee schools at no cost. The Wizard is powered by the NaviGate Prepared emergency preparedness safety system, which is currently used by hundreds of school districts throughout the nation to help improve school safety.
“We are very excited at TOSS to be partnering with NaviGate Prepared and their team to provide a much more robust emergency response tool for our member districts,” said Wayne Miller, Executive Director of TOSS. “By providing the tools and services to link both school district staff and important first responders with school system safety resources, everyone in the community benefits and becomes better protected in the case of an emergency.”
Michele Gay, mother of 7-year-old Sandy Hook victim, Josephine, past teacher, and co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools, A Sandy Hook Initiative was instrumental in bringing NaviGate Prepared and the state of Tennessee together. Gay travels the nation speaking to groups and organizations, offering resources and recommendations on processes, protocols, technologies and more to help schools better prepare and respond in the event of an emergency.
The complete NaviGate Prepared system stores important school safety plans and associated information, such as call lists, personnel photos, building maps, detailed floor plans, 360-degree photographs of key building areas, including life-safety and shut-off valve locations and more, in a secure cloud environment. It offers authorized users and first responders, including 911 dispatchers, immediate, real-time access to this information – from any web-authorized device. No matter the severity of the situation, NaviGate Prepared ensures necessary safety information is accessible, even if a building is not.
About NaviGate Prepared®
NaviGate Prepared® is a proven school safety emergency response system designed to assist and prepare school officials and first responders for emergency situations. The secure, cloud-based platform offers 911 dispatch centers and emergency personnel real-time Internet access of a school’s facility and safety information. It is SAFETY Act Designated as an anti-terrorism-level technology by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a two-time Campus Safety BEST Award winner. For more information, visit www.NaviGatePrepared.com or call 866-861-7400.