Prepared Response, Inc.® Partners with CESA Purchasing to Offer Technology to Keep WI Schools Safe

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BSSA Rapid Responder Program Easily Accessible to WI K12 Schools Through CESA Purchasing

Prepared Response, Inc. & CESA Purchasing Partner to Offer Schools More Security

It is a great opportunity for more schools to access the proven life-saving technology that Prepared Response offers.

CESA Purchasing has partnered with Prepared Response, Inc.®, a Washington State based technology company, to offer the Badger State Sheriffs’ Association (BSSA) Rapid Responder Program to all Wisconsin K12 schools across the state. The BSSA Rapid Responder Program is designed to be used jointly by emergency responders and school administrators, providing increased emergency preparedness and a more cohesive response during any type of incident.

Rapid Responder is the technology behind the BSSA program and is an all-hazards site-based crisis management system which provides school administrators and first responder’s instant access to site specific emergency response information. Information includes floor plans, aerial views, site maps, hazardous material locations, utility shut off information, emergency and evacuation plans, and live camera feed.

“By partnering with CESA Purchasing, the BSSA Rapid Responder Program can now be offered to every school in Wisconsin,” says Tobey Bryant, Chief Executive Officer for Prepared Response. “It is a great opportunity for more schools to access the proven life-saving technology that Prepared Response offers and to have another state partner for our company. Prepared Response is growing rapidly and our partnership with CESA Purchasing is confirmation of that.”

CESA Purchasing is a cooperative purchasing program that Wisconsin schools can utilize at no cost. By using CESA Purchasing to implement the BSSA Rapid Responder Program, Wisconsin schools are guaranteed a valuable resource for the best price and a local contract that is fully supported by the Badger State Sheriffs’ Association. CESA Purchasing works diligently to assist organizations to quickly and easily obtain needed programs, like Rapid Responder. They also create visibility within Wisconsin and facilitate the conversion about safety, security and other important educational issues for schools by offering webinars within the state.

“We are excited about partnering with Prepared Response, Inc. to give schools access to the BSSA Rapid Responder Program through CESA on a statewide basis,” says Dr. Joan Wade, Chief Education Officer for CESA 6. “Rapid Responder is a place where law enforcement and school administrators can go to get the answers they need to keep all students safe at all times. It’s a great opportunity for schools to get value for the limited resources that they currently have available.”

Any K12 school in Wisconsin that would like more information on Rapid Responder and how it helps mitigate risk on their campus, can visit Prepared Response, Inc.’s vendor page. To sign up, schools must contact Prepared Response directly and the implementation process can begin. Prepared Response, Inc. also offers complimentary online demonstrations to show potential users how the system works and how it helps provide a more cohesive response, mitigates risk and can be used for everyday facility maintenance.

Currently deployed in over 16,000 facilities nationwide, Rapid Responder is an all hazards emergency preparedness and crisis management system. Rapid Responder is SAFETY Act certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and has been successfully used during active shooter events, bomb threats, lock downs and other emergency situations.
For more information or to set up a visit with your school district, please contact Ryan ….Prepared Response or Cynthia Holt at CESA Purchasing. Reference contract # CPWI-2015-150 or visit for additional details.


Prepared Response, Inc.
Samantha Caron

CESA Purchasing
Cynthia Holt

Prepared Response Inc. is the leading innovator of emergency preparedness and crisis management solutions in the nation. For over a decade, Prepared Response has provided industry leading technology and consulting services that have been proven to save lives and mitigate property damage. The company’s flagship product, Rapid Responder, is used by over 1,300 public safety agencies nationwide and is SAFETY Act Certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology, along with being endorsed by the National Sheriffs’ Association. Rapid Responder is currently deployed in educational facilities, public buildings, critical infrastructure and private facilities across the U.S.

The privately held company is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Additional information can be found at or by calling 1-866-862-7741.

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