Southern Arizona Consortium of Districts (Arizona) - Project Press Release - RESPONSEnet system chosen after National Competition

Southern Arizona Consortium of Districts (AZ) selects RESPONSEnet Tactical Mapping - Notification - Reporting solution after National Competition

Santa Cruz, Arizona

After a national competition, the Southern Arizona Consortium of Districts selected the RESPONSEnet solution to protect their student population and empower their first responder agencies.


VES designed, developed and executed a web based, emergency training & response system implementation for the Southern Arizona Consortium of Districts that is comprised of 33 facilities across 7 districts (Nogales USD No.1, Santa Cruz USD No. 35, Santa Cruz Elementary School District No. 28, Sonita Elementary School District No. 25, Patagonia Elementary School District No. 6, Patagonia Union High School District No. 20, and Santa Cruz County Regional School District No. 99)as well as 4 charter schools, 5 private schools and 1 community college. Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District is a growing, dynamic school district covering approximately 265 square miles. It includes six rural communities with populations ranging from 200 to 11,000 inhabitants; Rio Rico being the largest.

The VES team has well over 100 years combined experience in the fields of emergency response, preparedness and planning. For fifteen years our team has worked with public safety organizations and clients, including state and national associations and the federal government. VES staff has excelled at conducting safety assessments, vulnerability studies, and developing national instructional programs which have provided training for thousands of organizations and tens of thousands of clients and public safety officers.

In addition to our safety programs and nationally recognized training, the VES team has developed comprehensive crisis response plans, pandemic plans, crisis communication programs, safety and vulnerability assessments and tabletops exercises.

RESPONSEnet™ has been certified with the Department of Homeland Security as a “Safety Act” certified technology and is listed on the QATT (Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology) list as well as the Department of Homeland Security AEL and SEL approved product lists. Find out more at

For more information, see the VES website at or call 877-2-VESLLC