SVVSD (Colorado) - Project Press Release - RESPONSEnet system chosen after National Competition
St. Vrain Valley School District (CO) selects RESPONSEnet Tactical Mapping - Notification - Reporting solution after National Competition
Longmont, Colorado - 2009
After a national competition, the St. Vrain Valley School District 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 St. Vrain Valley School District is the educational home of more than 24,000 of Colorado's students. The tenth largest school district in the state, St. Vrain Valley operates 52 schools that are spread over 411 square miles. The makeup of the schools include: 22 Elementary, 9 Middle, 1 Middle/Senior, 6 High, 2 Alternative, and 3 Charter.
This project began in March of 2008 after a lengthy RFP process which culminated in a national competition among the top 4 vendors nationally. The delivery of the project and database is complete with training ongoing both onsite and via web interface; only a full scale exercise remains to be conducted in September 2009.
In addition to the RESPONSEnet system integration, extensive public health training was conducted and a Pandemic plan provided to all stakeholders. Multiple full scale and tabletop exercises where performed with the RESPONSEnet system providing data, incident tracking and emergency alerts to hundreds of participants; both internat and external to the district.
Virtual Emergency Services, LLC (VES), a Michigan company, was founded in 2003 and is a national provider of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness products, including the RESPONSEnet™ Emergency Mapping Database System. With corporate offices in Wyandotte, Michigan, VES has quickly grown under the leadership of two key officers, providing employment to 10 residents of southeast Michigan and Indiana. VES was established with private investment funds. VES is wholly owned by the managing members and investment partners of the LLC. VES currently maintains no debt and is not involved in any litigation of any sort.
For more information, see the VES website at http://www.vemergency.com/ or call 877-2-VESLLC