Alyssa’s Law

Be Ready for a School Emergency with a
Mobile Panic Button and Alert System

What is Alyssa’s Law?

Seventeen people lost their lives and 17 others were injured when an assailant opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018. Lori Alhadeff, who lost her 14-year-old daughter Alyssa that day, turned her tragic loss into action.   

“Alyssa’s Law”—named after Alyssa Alhadeff—is legislation that requires public schools, including charter schools, to have silent panic alert systems that link directly to first responder and law enforcement agencies so they are instantly alerted of any emergency, can quickly get on the scene as quickly as possible, take down the threat, and triage any victims. 

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Where is Alyssa’s Law being implemented?

Already passed into law in New Jersey and Florida, Alyssa’s Law is quickly gaining traction around the U.S., becoming a crucial consideration for school districts, not only to meet state requirements, but also—and most importantly—to better protect students and staff who find themselves in emergency situations. Legislation to-date is as follows: 
Hover over each state for legislative information.

MOBILE PANIC BUTTON ALERT SYSTEMS EXPLAINED

To comply with Alyssa’s Law, a mobile panic button alert system must directly link to multiple first responder agenciesensuring real-time coordinationThe highest-quality emergency notification systems feature built-in, mobile panic buttons that enable teachers and staff to quickly and discretely alert a customizable list of district leaders, building administrators, and first responders of an emergency with a simple touch of a button from wherever they are on campus. In states like Florida, such a system is being referred to as “Alyssa’s Alert. 

Raptor Alert

Key Considerations

As districts determine the best solution for compliance with Alyssa’s Law, key considerations include: 

END-TO-END EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

The best-designed panic alert systems extend school security even further. They offer full integration with end-to-end emergency management systems for: 

Raptor® Alert Panic Button Solution

Raptor® Alert is a mobile panic button solution and emergency notification system that expedites awareness and response to localized incidents and school- or district-wide emergency situations with the touch of a button. It is a module within the Raptor® Emergency Management suite of solutions.  

Alyssa’s Law Requirements

Alyssa’s Law Requirements and RAPTOR’S SOLUTION​

Raptor’s Solution

The Raptor solution allows any authorized user to initiate a discreet, silent alert from their mobile device or desktop by manually pressing the digital button. Alerts provide the type, location, and time of emergency and who initiated the emergency in real-time. 

“We were really pleased with how well everything worked and how quickly and efficiently the Raptor app kept everyone on top of the accountability and reunification processes….Communication through the app is immediate, and the Sheriff’s Office and other first responders appreciate how well it works.”

– Kelly Martin, School Safety Lieutenant, Seminole County (FL) Sheriff’s Office
Teachers and administrators can initiate an emergency response to a school–or district-wide situationinstantly notifying first respondersand request assistance from a tailored list of personnel with the touch of a button. Connect with 9-1-1 directly from the app and communicate via real-real-time messaging capability to other authorized users across all devices. 
We were really pleased with how well everything worked and how quickly and efficiently the Raptor app kept everyone on top of the accountability and reunification processes….Communication through the app is immediate, and the Sheriff’s Office and other first responders appreciate how well it works.”
– Kelly Martin, School Safety Lieutenant, Seminole County (FL) Sheriff’s Office
Raptor is fully configurable to support any safety protocol districts decide to implement. Choose from a preset list of emergency response protocols or create your own. A preset includes The “I Love U Guys” Foundation’s Standard Response Protocol™.
We were really pleased with how well everything worked and how quickly and efficiently the Raptor app kept everyone on top of the accountability and reunification processes….Communication through the app is immediate, and the Sheriff’s Office and other first responders appreciate how well it works.”
– Kelly Martin, School Safety Lieutenant, Seminole County (FL) Sheriff’s Office
Raptor Alert allows users to stay in touch through real-time, two-way messaging for users across all devices, including smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, laptops, and desktop computers. 
We were really pleased with how well everything worked and how quickly and efficiently the Raptor app kept everyone on top of the accountability and reunification processes….Communication through the app is immediate, and the Sheriff’s Office and other first responders appreciate how well it works.”
– Kelly Martin, School Safety Lieutenant, Seminole County (FL) Sheriff’s Office
Raptor combines proven emergency practices with 21st-century technology to help your district prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency. Maintain real-time visibility during drills, active incidents, and reunification events. Raptor can run on any web-based device in addition to mobile smartphones and tablets.
We were really pleased with how well everything worked and how quickly and efficiently the Raptor app kept everyone on top of the accountability and reunification processes….Communication through the app is immediate, and the Sheriff’s Office and other first responders appreciate how well it works.”
– Kelly Martin, School Safety Lieutenant, Seminole County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

*Alyssa’s Law requirements may vary by state

Emergency Management Software

ALL-IN-ONE SAFETY SOLUTION FROM RAPTOR®

With the Raptor® integrated school safety system, districts can exceed the requirements of Alyssa’s Law with the tools needed to fully address emergency preparedness, emergency response, and emergency recovery—all at a low cost—and with a partner solely-focused on K-12.

EXCEED ALYSSA’S LAW COMPLIANCE WITH RAPTOR

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Fully protect your school with an integrated, end-to-end solution. 

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