The Rapid Responder system is now protecting school campuses and other critical infrastructure across the country. We expect to close contracts for this solution in four to six additional states over the next year. Receiving this recognition shows the dedication of our team in protecting students, empowering public safety and supporting emergency management across the country.
Seattle, WA (Vocus) October 23, 2007
Prepared Response Inc., a crisis management company based in Seattle, has been recognized as one of the top 100 fastest growing private companies on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2007 Fastest Growing Private Companies List. Prepared Response placed 47th on the list.
Prepared Response was formed in 2000 as a result of the school shootings that took place at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999. The company develops emergency preparedness and crisis management solutions for use by school campuses and other public and private critical infrastructure. Prepared Response’s Rapid Responder® crisis management system is a secure, Web-based system of critical building information and emergency response plans for first responders. It will soon be protecting all public K-12 schools in Washington State and a large number of other public infrastructure sites. Rapid Responder was used at a Washington state high school to quickly contain a gunman and evacuate 2,000 students in 20 minutes as well as other incidents. Rapid Responder is also being used in port facilities, hospitals, transportation centers, schools and other types of critical infrastructure in 10 other states.
“Early on, Prepared Response began working with the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs to protect all public K-12 schools in the State of Washington,” said Jim Finnell, President and CEO of Prepared Response. “The Rapid Responder system is now protecting school campuses and other critical infrastructure across the country. We expect to close contracts for this solution in four to six additional states over the next year. Receiving this recognition shows the dedication of our team in protecting students, empowering public safety and supporting emergency management across the country.”
In addition to being recognized on the list, Prepared Response was the winner of last year’s National Homeland Defense Foundation’s Focus on Innovation Award. Rapid Responder is also the only crisis management system to have been certified as a “Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology” through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFETY Act. Prepared Response’s technology and services were also highlighted in the Harvard University and Noblis Homeland Security Award that was presented to the State of Washington in September.
About Prepared Response, Inc.
Prepared Response, Inc. (PRI) develops safety and crisis management systems that enable facility managers, safety and security teams, and first responders to save lives and mitigate property damage. The company has a seven-year track record of developing systems for commercial buildings, schools, cultural properties, exposition centers, sports arenas, hospitals, and courthouses.
Prepared Response, Inc. has two major product lines, the GuideSafe™ tenant safety system and the Rapid Responder® crisis management system. Both systems aggregate disparate data from multiple sources, place it in a secure database, and make it available via the Web to key stakeholders for more effective response to emergency situations.
Prepared Response, Inc., a privately held company, was formed in September 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Its flagship product, Rapid Responder, is the only crisis management system to have been “Certified” as an approved product for homeland security through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFETY Act. For additional information, please visit http://www.preparedresponse.com or call 1-800-705-1856.