The system will also add an extra measure of protection for the scholars and general public that visit the institution throughout the year.
Seattle, WA (Vocus) December 1, 2006
Prepared Response, Inc., a leading developer of crisis management planning and response systems, today announced that The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has installed the Rapid Responder® crisis management system (CMS) to aid in protecting its collections-based research and educational institution. The Rapid Responder system gives facility managers and security teams instant access to more than 300 facility data points, including floor plans, satellite and geospatial (GIS) information, interior and exterior photos, emergency plans, hazardous materials locations, utility shut-offs, and evacuation routes to ensure a fast and effective response during emergencies.
The Huntington, located in San Marino in the greater Los Angeles area (http://www.huntington.org), is one of the world's great cultural, research and educational centers. The library's rare books and manuscripts constitute one of the largest and most extensively used research collections in America outside of the Library of Congress. In addition to the library, the 200-acre site includes museum galleries botanical gardens, and support facilities.
"Rapid Responder appealed to us because it gives us a way to organize and easily update our extensive emergency response data," said Laurie Sowd, Associate Vice President for Operations at The Huntington.
"Instant access to key emergency information will allow The Huntington's security staff to respond more effectively and in a more coordinated manner with local police and fire during a wide variety of emergencies," said Jim Finnell, President and CEO of Prepared Response. "The system will also add an extra measure of protection for the scholars and general public that visit the institution throughout the year."
Rapid Responder is 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. In addition, Prepared Response was recently honored with the 2006 Focus on Innovations award by the National Homeland Defense Foundation in Colorado Springs.
About Prepared Response, Inc.
Prepared Response Inc. develops crisis management planning and response systems that enable police, fire, and other emergency responders to save lives and mitigate property damage. The company's flagship product, Rapid Responder, runs on laptop computers and allows first responders to instantly access more than 300 site-specific data points, including tactical plans, geospatial (GIS) information, floor plans, interior and exterior photos, staging areas, hazardous materials locations, utility shut-offs, and evacuation routes for virtually any facility. Rapid Responder is the only crisis management system to have received Certification status by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under The SAFETY Act. The Rapid Responder system protects more than 7,700 facilities and is currently deployed in educational facilities, public buildings, critical infrastructure, and private facilities across the U.S.
The privately held company, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, was formed in September 2000. Additional information can be found at http://www.preparedresponse.com or by calling 1-800-705-1856.
Prepared Response, Inc.
Public Relations Manager
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