EWING, N.J., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Raptor
Technologies® and Critical Response Group Inc. (CRG) today announce
their strategic partnership to advance communications between
schools and first responders. The partnership elevates the aligned
missions of Raptor and CRG: to protect every child, every school,
every day and to enable first responders to make better decisions
faster with the ultimate goal of saving lives, respectively.
"After exhaustive research on our approach to safety
enhancements, our district selected Raptor because it offered
visitor, emergency, drill, and reunification management within one
system," said Toms River Regional Schools Assistant Superintendent
James Ricotta, Jr. "Since we joined
together with CRG and Raptor Technologies, Toms River Schools—the
sixth largest school district in New Jersey—has the best and most
cost effective security upgrades available, has achieved full
compliance for local regulations related to Alyssa's Law, and has
the peace of mind that we're providing our students and staff the
highest level of safety and security we can offer."
Collaborative Response Graphics® (CRGs®) are a battle proven
planning technique widely used within the U.S. Military Special
Operations community. CRGs prepare first responders for more
effective command and control when responding to unfamiliar
locations. These standardized, site-specific, and geo-rectified
"common operating pictures" combine floor plans, high-resolution
imagery, and a gridded overlay together into one map. The combined
technology goes well beyond an interactive floorplan by putting the
identical mapping solution in standard use by public safety
organizations across the country in the hands of first responders
and school personnel simultaneously.
"Finding new or better ways to make schools safer is an ongoing
professional endeavor of mine, so leveraging these two proven
security solutions to enhance our ability to secure our schools was
a no-brainer for me," said Patrick
Kissane, Director of School Safety and Security at
Edison Township School District
and Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of School
Resource Officers. "Combining the capabilities of Raptor and CRG
allows school officials and first responders to receive quick
alerts and increase their situational awareness when reacting to an
The seamless integration of CRGs within the Raptor Emergency
Management Suite combines proven emergency practices with
21st-century technology to help school districts and law
enforcement work together during an emergency. The ability to
communicate and collaborate in this manner provides a true common
operating picture during an emergency to reduce response time and
ultimately save lives. Beyond active incidents, the CRGs can be
used during drills, exercises, and reunification events, further
enhancing the partnership between schools and local first responder
About Raptor Technologies®
Raptor Technologies is the nation's leading provider of
integrated school safety technologies for K-12 schools across
the United States. Founded in 2002
with the mission to protect every child, every school, every day,
Raptor® solutions include Raptor Visitor Management, Raptor
Emergency Management, and Raptor Volunteer Management on one
integrated platform. Released in 2020, Raptor Alert, a mobile panic
button solution and school emergency notification system expedites
awareness and response to localized incidents and school- or
district-wide emergency situations with the touch of a button. The
Raptor system also enables schools to screen students, staff, and
visitors with optional custom health-related questions and to run
detailed reports to help facilitate contact tracing.
Raptor Technologies is a privately held corporation based in
Houston, Texas. As of 2020, over
32,000 schools across the nation trust Raptor to help protect their
For more information, visit http://www.raptortech.com.
About Critical Response Group, Inc.
Critical Response Group is a team of dedicated, experienced, and
proven professionals from the U.S. Military Special Operations and
domestic public safety communities. Members of Critical Response
Group have served as Police Chiefs, SWAT team commanders, Fire
Chiefs, Emergency Management Coordinators, State Fusion Center
Directors, and former members of the U.S. Military Special
Operations Command who have served on numerous tours in combat.
They have a proven record of success operating in environments
ranging from the war on terror overseas to man-made and natural
disasters here at home.
For more information, visit https://www.crgplans.com.
SOURCE Critical Response Group, Inc.