Effective June 22, 2018
The law can be found here: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2018
ASR Alert Systems addresses the Act Component relating to Communications Practices and Available Technology Tools.
The committee is required to do the following:Establish criteria (see Act 44, Section 1303-B (A) (1-3)) to be used when conducting school safety and security assessments. The mandatory areas of assessment the MUST be included in the criteria are:
By March 31, 2019, the Pennsylvania State Police are required to establish three Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Teams (RVATs) to operate within 3 geographic regions in PA. Teams are to conduct assessments while school is in session. The RVATs shall report any critical school entity safety and security needs identified through their assessments to the Committee ANNUALLY.
School entities shall provide their employees with MANDATORY training on school safety and security. Training shall address:
Employees shall complete a MINIMUM of THREE HOURS of training every five years.
Created Article XIII-C relating to school police officers and school resource officers. Officers may:
The Attorney General (AG) is required to administer the Safe2Say program as of January 14, 2019. This will be a 24/7 anonymous tip line for school safety. Information received will be forwarded to the affected school entity and law enforcement.
Submit Questions to: RA-CD-SSSC@pa.gov
Frequently Asked Questions can be found HERE.
ASR Alert Systems is a state-of-the-art critical incident response technology specializing in the field of threat alert notifications to local Law Enforcement and First Responders in the event of a crisis. The threat notification capabilities include Active Shooter/Assailant, Medical and Severe Weather. Our team of professionals has diverse experience in Security, Law Enforcement and Special Operations Military. ASR has melded these capabilities for use in both the public and private sectors.
ASR’s President, Hector Delgado says, “Our system empowers students, faculty, and staff to notify local first responders, 911 dispatch, and all personnel within their facility in an active shooter/assailant situation with the simple push of a button. The notification pinpoints and provides the exact location of the threat. This not only helps police respond immediately with accurate information, but it also helps our students, faculty, and staff know where the threat is located so they can run away from the threat, not towards it. There is no question that the ASR Alert System can make a difference, we truly believe that saving time saves lives!”
Being involved with school safety is on every parents mind. You can help to make certain that YOUR SCHOOL is implementing this life-saving critical incident response technology by encouraging your school to reach out to us to schedule a free demonstration.
A petition has been started to ensure the a Nationwide standard (Alyssa's Law) gets passed at the national level. The law was passed in New Jersey earlier this year and implemented for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. State Representative Michael Gottlieb has sponsored the bill and will need the legislature to agree to allow alarms in schools. The law is also now in effect in the State of Florida and is in the legislation process across multiple other states.
The public can help bring Alyssa's Law through to the national level by signing the petition using the link below. The petition has a goal of 10,000 signatures.
To sign the petition CLICK HERE
After careful investigation of the Parkland, FL shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, insufficient emergency response time was found to be a major contributing factor in the loss of life that day. With ASR alert systems, response time can be SIGNIFICANTLY shorter, more rapid, and wholly more efficient. ASR is currently offering special deals in compliance with Alyssa's Law.
If you are interested in obtaining more information for your school or to schedule a demonstration of this life-saving technology, please fill out the following information. An informed professional will reach out to you as quickly as possible to help you.