CrisisGo Brings Its Incident and Emergency Communications Solution to K-12 Private Schools

CrisisGo joins the Blackbaud Partner Network to offer its safety suite to customers using Blackbaud “ON” products.

CrisisGo, a safety management and emergency communications system provider, announces the introduction of its application suite to the K-12 private schools market. The company has partnered with Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. CrisisGo is writing, supporting, managing and selling the API integration for Blackbaud’s “ON” Products.

News Facts

  • CrisisGo has made its safety management and emergency communications suite available to K-12 private schools.
  • CrisisGo has joined the Blackbaud Partner Network to offer an integration between its safety management and emergency communications system and the Blackbaud "ON" Products.
  • CrisisGo’s integration of its emergency communications solution imports student rosters from Blackbaud "ON" Products.
  • CrisisGo is now offering its Panic tool for free to K-12 private schools.
  • CrisisGo Panic is a feature of the CrisisGo safety management and emergency communications suite; it allows any teacher or staff member to send an alert to his or her safety team and be assisted immediately using two-way communication.

More than 5,000 public schools have already signed up for the free CrisisGo Panic feature.

Supporting Quotes

  • “Integrating emergency communications with the school roster helps identify students at risk and manage the reunification process,” said Kevin Morrison, educator & technology coach at Burr & Burton Academy. “We welcome that CrisisGo integrates its safety solution with the Blackbaud platform.”
  • “We know from our customers that student safety is paramount,” said Travis Warren, president of Blackbaud’s K-12 Private Schools Group. “Adding safety planning and emergency communications to the Blackbaud ‘ON’ Products through our partnership with CrisisGo allows the technology our school administrators already rely on to provide an additional layer of protection and above all, peace of mind.”

 

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CrisisGo Makes its Bully & Tips Tool Complementary for K-12 Schools in the United States

CrisisGo is Showcasing its Bully & Tips Tool at the 2017 National Conference on Bullying in Orlando, FL

CrisisGo, an incident management and emergency communications system provider, has announced its Bully & Tips Tool is now free for all K-12 schools in the United States. This announcement comes after more than 5,500 schools have signed up for CrisisGo Panic. It is part of CrisisGo strategy to make available for free some of its safety tools for schools to help them on their journey to become safer.

In its latest survey, the National Center for Educational Statistics found that over five million students were bullied in 2015 in the United States. CrisisGo believes that by putting in the hands of everyone a mobile application allowing easy and anonymous reporting, we can combat bullying and establish the discipline of tracking all incidents. CrisisGo is showcasing its Bully & Tips Tool at the 2017 National Conference on Bullying in Orlando, FL.

News Facts

  • CrisisGo is making its Bully & Tips Tool complementary for K-12 schools of the United States.
  • CrisisGo Bully & Tips is a feature of CrisisGo Safety Suite that allows anyone to easily and anonymously report a situation using their mobile device. All incidents are recorded to enable immediate follow up and reporting.
  • CrisisGo has a strategy to make available for free some of its safety tools to accelerate the adoption by school communities of mobile applications that can make our campuses safer.
  • Over 5,500 public schools have already signed up for the Panic Tool sponsored by AASA, the School Superintendents Association.

 

Supporting Quotes

  • “By putting safety applications in the hands of everyone, we can make our schools safer,” said Bill Reynolds, CrisisGo cofounder. “By offering some of our mobile tools for free, we want facilitate adoption by our communities.”
  • "Tracking all incidents has emerged as essential for our battle to eliminate bullying." said Sean Burke, President of the School Safety Advocacy Council. "A dashboard providing a global view of all incidents provides schools the foundation for taking action and reporting."

 

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Districts Embrace Mobile App that Puts Emergency Plans into Action

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TOOL PUTS REAL-TIME EMERGENCY INFORMATION IN THE HANDS OF TEACHERS, STAFF AT GROWING NUMBER OF SCHOOLS.

 

Levaughn Smart worries just a little less these days about emergency preparedness. As coordinator of safety and security for the Kirkwood School District, Smart knows that staff members have immediate access to the Missouri district’s emergency plans, broken down into manageable checklists, on their iPads, tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices thanks to an app called CrisisGo.

The app, which is gaining attention among school safety officials across the country, helps teachers and administrators teachers know where to go and what to do, whether there’s a chemical spill or a fire, or a student has wandered off.

“In actuality, each person is a first responder,” says Smart. “It holds everybody accountable for what they need to do in a crisis,” he adds.

In addition, faculty members are able to connect directly with the security team using two-way, multimedia communication, enabling faster and more comprehensive response to emergencies than has been generally available before.

Interest in the app gained momentum in October 2016, when The School Superintendents Association (AASA) partnered with CrisisGo to offer members free access to the panic button and emergency notification features plus training support, if they sign up before March 31, 2017. Over 5500 schools across the country now utilize the mobile app, which among other features includes a panic button and emergency notifications in the event of a dangerous situation.

“CrisisGo is changing how school districts respond to crises by giving them the mobile communications tools necessary to ensure that teachers, staff and administrators know exactly what to do during any emergency and to allow them to continuously communicate as a crisis unfolds,” says James Minicello, director of media and public relations for AASA.

Just as schools have shifted from blackboards to Smartboards, they can now move vital emergency plans from the traditional three-ring binder to an interactive mobile app, says Bill Reynolds, co-founder of CrisisGo. Several features make it attractive to district IT leaders:

  • Procedure changes can be made immediately and pushed out to all platforms
  • During a crisis, everyone knows what’s happening at the same time
  • The mobile app syncs with student information system, allowing staff to keep a running tally on student rosters and medical concerns
  • Teachers are empowered to notify safety team immediately when suspicious activity occurs at or near the school
  • Push notifications can send out roughly 250 thousand messages in 11 seconds

With the information literally in their hands, Smart says Kirkwood teachers are eager to ask questions and seem motivated to create a safety conscious environment. While the app is on all district devices, most teachers have added it to their personal smartphones as well, says Smart. “It’s free and they realize the value of it,” he says.

Kirkwood started using CrisisGo about four years ago, around the same time a new district-wide emergency plan was being developed, says Smart. District officials were able to customize and build the plan to meet their specific needs using the platform. The result, says Smart, is improved accountability and communication across the district.

“The two-way feature is used a lot and is ingrained in our daily operations,” says Smart. Even response to an injured athlete is improved with immediate access to that student’s available health information, he adds.

As for critical situations, Smart says that having CrisisGo has helped prepare and calm the district staff members. “It breaks up the tunnel vision, decompresses them and helps them refocus on the task at hand,” he says.


 

More than 3,000 Schools Nationwide Sign-Up For CrisisGo Free Teacher Panic Button

AASA Program Offers Free Teacher Panic Button Feature To Help Make Schools Safer

St. Louis MO – January 24, 2017 – CrisisGo, an incident and emergency communications platform provider for schools, has announced that more than 3,000 schools nationwide have signed up for the Free Teacher Panic Button program offered through a partnership with AASA, the School Superintendents Association. Due to the overwhelming participation in this offer and CrisisGo's broader commitment to making schools safer, the free offer is being extended through March 31, 2017.

News Facts:

  • The Free Teacher Panic Button is an AASA sponsored program that gives every public school in the United States free access to CrisisGo Panic Button service for three years.
  • 3,000 schools have signed up to the program serving over 1,300,000 students
  • The Panic Button feature allows any teacher or staff member to send an emergency alert to the school safety team or school security to report any incident or dangerous situation by the simple press of a button on his or her mobile phone.
  • The CrisisGo App also enables two-way communication with the response team to let teachers and staff know that help is on the way and to keep teachers and safety team members connected during any emergency.

Tweet this: CrisisGo Free Teacher Panic Button reaches 3,000 school signups; extends deadline to March 31. #MakeSchoolsSafer: bit.ly/2j5Ziik

Supporting Quote:

“Communication is often the most effective path to safety," said Bill Reynolds, CrisisGo co-founder. "School administrators are embracing the Free Teacher Panic Button program to provide their teachers and staff with a simple tool to get immediate access to their safety teams.”

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AASA Members Only

AASA Members Only!

The AASA and CrisisGo, Inc. have partnered to offer every school in the US key features of the CrisisGo emergency management and mobile communications platform at no cost. Beginning on October 18th, school districts can now offer their employees, teachers and parent community the CrisisGo mobile app with the Panic Button feature and emergency notification platform activated for free for a three-year period.

With the CrisisGo mobile communications app on their smartphones, teachers and school staff will be able to use the CrisisGo panic button feature to report emergency incidents immediately to school administration and the school safety team. That feature combined with the CrisisGo notification feature, will give school communities powerful real time communications to keep school communities informed in an emergency, when every second counts.

SIGN-UP TODAY! It’s Quick and Easy to Bring the CrisisGo Emergency Communications App to Your School!


 

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Deadline for Sign Up: December 15, 2016

CrisisGo and Missouri School Boards Association Provide Free Teacher Panic Buttons and Parent Emergency Notification

The Missouri School Boards Association and CrisisGo, Inc. have partnered to offer every school in Missouri key features of the CrisisGo emergency management and mobile communications platform at no cost. Beginning on October 1st, Missouri schools can now offer their employees, teachers and parent community the CrisisGo mobile app with the Panic Button feature and emergency notification platform activated for free for a three-year period.

Recognizing the increased threats and safety needs facing public schools, MSBA and CrisisGo. Inc. have teamed up to offer all Missouri schools; teachers, staff and parent communities, this easy-to-use mobile technology that will make schools safer. Click here to learn more!

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CrisisGo Announces Major Software Upgrade for its Mobile Emergency Plan App

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Sunnyvale CA – July 20, 2016 – CrisisGo today announced a major software upgrade for its emergency management planning app, ensuring that CrisisGo continues to be the most effective app for mobile emergency response plan use. CrisisGo customers already utilize the advanced mobile app and, with the release of CrisisGo Version 4.2, they have at their fingertips even greater functionality.

With the release of CrisisGo Version 4.2, schools and districts can now:

 

· Customize alert groups by allowing them to choose specific users to receive alerts.

· Ensure everyone receives safety information by adding SMS and email messages for staff that do not use a smartphone.

· Provide tips and web links to make all necessary safety information and resources available to CrisisGo users.

· Create customizable incident reporting forms related to their specific needs.

· Updated user interface for easier and faster response in emergency situations.

 

With CrisisGo, school district administrators and teachers have access to their emergency response plans right on their mobile devices, along with a communication system that helps them get through crisis situations. CrisisGo gives school districts the tools needed to ensure the safety of their students and staff when the unthinkable happen.

"There are only a few things I trust for sure, and CrisisGo is one of them!" - LeVaughn Smart, SRO Missouri School District.


 

CrisisGo on Security Guy Radio

About Security Guy Radio
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About CrisisGo
CrisisGo is a mobile group communication tool that revolutionizes mobile emergency management systems. CEO Jim Spicuzza, Co-Founder of SchoolCenter, CTO Songwei Ma, of ZTE and Bell Labs have joined together to develop a mobile emergency system to help keep people safe, everywhere. CrisisGo is the only multi-role mobile crisis toolset in the world. Currently, CrisisGo is in over 30 states and is being rapidly adopted throughout the United States.

 

Learn How to Protect Your School From Becoming the Next Headline

CrisisGo’s CEO, Jim Spicuzza, will be presenting at the Smart City Tech Summit on March 29 – 31 in Kansas City, MO. The summit, hosted by Think Big Partners, will be the first in a series of events focused on the public safety challenges caused by the threats of domestic terrorism and active shooter situations.

 

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Hear Captain Bolender's powerful message on how to prevent, prepare, and respond to an active shooter situation. Captain Bolender has been involved with two active shooter situations and has a wealth of knowledge from his experiences as a 23 year veteran with the Oak Creek Police Department. Captain Bolender has been involved in two active shooter incidents and has extensive SWAT team experience. He commands the OCPD’s patrol division, emergency communications and use-of-force training. Click here to listen to his latest webinar from March 2, 2016.

CrisisGo Partners with Clever to Provide a Mobile Emergency Response App to America’s K-12 Schools

CrisisGo, a mobile emergency response system built specifically for the k12 industry announced today that it has partnered with Clever to help districts get their emergency plans out of their three-ring binders and onto everyone’s mobile devices.

To learn more, click here.

Watch What Norton City Schools in Virginia Has to Say About CrisisGo and Learn How They Are Using It to Keep Students Safe.

"This app seems to give you a lot of potential insights about what's going on in the building because everyone can be an information agent," J.I. Burton High School math teacher Robert Fultz said. The app is called Crisis Go and teachers have it on their phones or tablets.

Watch this two-minute video to see how the CrisisGo mobile app is changing the landscape of how schools respond during crisis.

MSBA and CrisisGo Team Up to Support School Safety

The Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) is pleased to promote a partnership with CrisisGo, the country’s fastest-growing mobile emergency response app for educators. The collaboration between MSBA and CrisisGo connects educators with the resources they need to keep their staff and students safe as they go to school each day. Read more here:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn.files.msbanet.org/boardbulletin/Nov2015BB+Digital.pdf

Gervais, Oregon School District Chooses CrisisGo to Make Their Schools Safer

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/education/2015/10/21/new-app-makes-schools-safer-students/74352188/

CrisisGo is an Approved Product for Missouri Center for Education Safety

On October 1, 2015, at the Missouri School Safety Conference in Tan-Tar-A Resort, Paul H. Fennewald, Director of Missouri’s Center for Education Safety, detailed news that a safety grant will be available to Missouri schools for school safety-related purposes. During the event, Mr. Fennewald stated that CrisisGo is one of the approved “Purchased Services” software products eligible under the grant.

The grant application period will be open from October 1, 2015 to November 13,, 2015. Awards are expected to be announced by December 1, 2015, with expenditures and invoices provided in order to be reimbursed under this grant program by May 2, 2016. If you've seen a demo of CrisisGo and have a proposal within 60 days from now, just go tohttp://moces.org/ces-grant and apply for CrisisGo. If you still need to see a demo of CrisisGo, just go to www.crisisgo.com/demo.

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Techli St. Louis Interviews Jim Spicuzza to Learn How CrisisGo Helps Support Schools in Crisis Situations - July 15, 2015

Watch this min-interview of CrisisGo's CEO, Jim Spicuzza: https://vimeo.com/133985293

CrisisGo Awarded $50,000 by Arch Grants of St. Louis - June 18, 2015

Read how the CrisisGo team has been hard at work. See their latest accomplishment since moving its headquarters to the great city of St. Louis, Missouri.

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WGN-TV Features How CrisisGo is Assisting Schools During Emergencies

Active shooter drill trains cops, staff and students at BHS Using CrisisGo

CrisisGo and Barrington School District make Chicago Tribune report today. Read what Superintendent Harris had to say about CrisisGo and how important it is to their students and staff: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/barrington/news/ct-bcr-active-shooter-drill-tl-0326-20150320-story.html

Active shooter drill trains cops, staff and students at BHS Using CrisisGo

San Leandro Unified School District in California Launches CrisisGo's Mobile Emergency Response System

As one of the premier San Francisco Bay's school district, CrisisGo is pleased to welcome them as one of our newest customers. Click here to learn more.

Chicago Tribune Interviews CrisisGo's Director of Marketing about its newest customer, Lake Forest School District in Lake Forest, Illinois

Click here to read about members of the District 67 board of education, which oversees Lake Forest's elementary schools, unanimously approve buying CrisisGo, based in Marion, Ill., for teachers and administrators to use in crises.

Districts Turn to Mobile Technology for Crisis Management

Click here to read how Royalton, Minnesota's district has made the decision to turn away from the three-ring binder and toward CrisisGo's mobile emergency response application.

Listen to Michele Gay, founder of Safe and Sound Schools Foundation; a Sandy Hook Initiative - 1.27.15

CrisisGo Corporate Office Opens in St. Louis, Missouri - January 2015

http://interact.stltoday.com/pr/business/PR012115025420044

Local Schools Adding Safety Plan App - Now There's an App for That

Active shooter drill trains cops, staff and students at BHS Using CrisisGo

CrisisGo and Barrington School District make Chicago Tribune report today. Read what Superintendent Harris had to say about CrisisGo and how important it is to their students and staff: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/barrington/news/ct-bcr-active-shooter-drill-tl-0326-20150320-story.html