SafeDefend™ is helping Blue Ridge Christian School, located in Raytown, Mo., promote school safety by financing a total of $25,000 worth of non-lethal Personnel Protection Systems (PPS). A unit has been installed in every classroom, ensuring safety for each student and teacher.
The PPS unit, which was designed with extensive law enforcement input, is a biometric safe that is a fingerprint activated security system that will contact the police automatically notifying them that there is a threat in the building.
Included: high intensity strobe flashlight, 8 oz. can of Gel 10% Pepper Spray, expandable baton, dual loop flex cuffs, window break on baton, high volume whistle, Trauma Pack with Quik Clot and High Visibility Reflective Vest.
Kathy Reynolds, Headmaster at Blue Ridge Christian School, said, “It is a perfect situation for a teacher who is not very violent to at least have a tool.”
Teachers and staff at Blue Ridge Christian School trained by law enforcement officials on how to use the baton, which is included in each PPS unit.
In efforts to help educate students, teachers, staff and parents, Safedefend™ is promoting a campaign called seconds count. This has helped teachers and staff at Blue Ridge Christian School become better prepared in case of an emergency situation. There have been extensive training sessions with local law enforcement officials on how to activate the systems and use the items inside.
Teachers and staff at Blue Ridge Christian School trained by law enforcement officials on how to use pepper spray, which is included in each PPS unit.
Jeff Green, a retired school principal and CEO of SafeDefend, said, “Right now, the news media is reporting on school shootings and companies that hope to prevent injuries. As a former principal and a father, I understood the need for safer schools and the fact that schools need more funding options to implement these types of solutions.”
With active shooter situations tripling since 2011, it is crucial for everyone to be ready if a situation were to occur on a school campus. With these systems in place, it will help improve the time it takes for first responders to arrive at the scene in the event that a crisis were to take place.
Also helping this cause is Raz Mobile, an online fundraising company for non-profits. Dale Knoop, CEO and founder, said, “We’re just helping SafeDefend go out and tap the networks of the parents and their friends and their families and their social media.”
November represents National School Safety Month and all students, teachers and staff. SafeDefend™ is devoted to help keep those people safe at their school. The Personnel Protection System is a secure, non-lethal security system to help protect against intruders in the case of an emergency. If you would like to make a donation, you may do so here.