Berks County Intermediate Unit gets $95,000 grant for emergency response system

21 Feb 2020 3:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Berks County Intermediate Unit has secured a $95,000 grant for the full roll out of its CrisisGo emergency response system in county school districts through 2022, BCIU officials reported Thursday.

The digital planning and communications platform allows school staff, police and first responders to instantly view and share emergency plans, evacuation maps, student rosters and other vital information in crisis situations.

CrisisGo was initially funded via a $100,000 grant secured in 2017 by state Sen. Judy Schwank, a Ruscombmanor Township Democrat. Schwank’s advocacy was again critical in gaining the second round of funding, said Dr. Jill Hackman, BCIU executive director.

The app, now in its second year of implementation, has been adopted by all 18 county districts across 108 school facilities, said Scott Major, BCIU director of information technology.

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