Badger State Sheriffs’ Association Partners with Prepared Response, Inc. to Enhance Emergency Response across Wisconsin

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Rapid Responder Emergency Preparedness & Crisis Management System to Help Increase Safety and Security in communities across the State

Badger State Sheriffs' Association

This system facilitates the gathering of emergency preparedness documents that can be instantly accessed by first responders and those dispatching emergency responders to the scene of an emergency.

The Badger State Sheriffs’ Association, Inc. (BSSA) is expanding their community partnership with County Sheriffs across Wisconsin by assisting with the deployment of the latest in digital technology that helps communities and first responders better prepare for and respond to emergencies.

The BSSA has partnered with Prepared Response, Inc. (PRI), based in Kirkland, WA to provide the robust and affordable Rapid Responder® system to schools, hospitals, places of worship and other commercial facilities in the state.

“This system facilitates the gathering of emergency preparedness documents that can be instantly accessed by first responders and those dispatching emergency responders to the scene of an emergency,” said Dean Meyer, BSSA Executive Director. “If or when an emergency is reported at a specific location, the 9-1-1 dispatcher easily accesses on-site information and also gains the ability to monitor real-time events or actions happening on-site before emergency responders arrive on scene.”

The number one goal of the BSSA is to assist each County Sheriff with protecting the public and maintaining safe communities. By leveraging PRI’s technology, BSSA can further enhance safety for their communities. The deployment of Rapid Responder will provide instant access to comprehensive facility data to Sheriff’s staff and other first responders in the field or at the 9-1-1 center. The system also makes pre-planning and collaboration much easier and accessible through PRI’s secure and simple-to-use system.

“Badger Sheriff’s is a very community oriented association. We are pleased to partner with them to help local first responders and area facility managers more effectively plan, prepare and respond to emergencies. ” said Jim Finnell, Chief Executive Officer for Prepared Response, Inc.

Rapid Responder is the leading emergency preparedness technology that provides immediate emergency response information into the hands of first responders and facility stakeholders. Aerial images, evacuation plans, emergency shut off valve locations and instructions, live camera feeds, policies and procedures and more are available via the internet, stored on a laptop, encrypted on a USB and/or the iPad App. Rapid Responder is SAFETY Act Certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a “Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology” and is endorsed by the National Sheriffs’ Association. The emergency preparedness system is currently deployed in over 16,000 facilities across the country and has successfully been used in active shooter events, bomb threats, lock downs and other emergency situations.

BSSA is a not for profit corporation, formed with the goal to support and enhance the Office of Sheriff. It is comprised of all the elected and appointed Sheriffs of Wisconsin. To find out more about Rapid Responder, Wisconsin Lock and Load and the Badger Sheriffs’ Leadership academy, visit


Prepared Response, Inc.
Samantha Caron

Badger State Sheriffs’ Association
Dean C. Meyer, Executive Director
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