Emergency Alert App Now Available For School Signup

Public and charter schools in Missouri can begin signing up to use a new mobile emergency alerting app, funded through the state, which allows teachers and others to rapidly alert school staff and first responders to emergency situations. The alert app will be available free to schools and users.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety has funding available for an emergency alert app to be available for public and charter schools across the state. Last month, Missouri contracted with Raptor Technologies to provide what is referred to as a silent panic alerting system.

The app allows teachers and other school staff to quickly initiate an alert through their mobile device or computer. The silent alert works directly with 911 to provide critical information, such as location-based information and school campus maps, with first responders, law enforcement, and campus personnel – within seconds. Districts are able to schedule and manage their ongoing safety drills using the Raptor software.

Missouri school districts may begin enrolling in the alerting program by going to www.raptortech.com/Missouri. Each district will have its own account that will link the alerts to selected area first responders. Raptor will conduct training for each district, beginning with pilot schools and then district-wide training. The company encourages districts interested in utilizing the app to contact Raptor to begin the enrollment process.