American School Safety Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for Crisis Response
The Crisis Response Kit and Method of Emergency Preparation address critical issues of school
security, emergency planning and crisis response.
(PRWEB) February 23, 2010 -- AmericanSchoolSafety.com, LLC, a leader in the development and delivery of
school safety products and services, today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent # 7,628,275 for its Crisis
Response Kit® (CRK), the first and only kit of its kind designed for use by schools, higher education, institutions,
businesses, hospitals, day and elder care facilities in emergency and crisis situations.
The CRK provides specific guidelines in planning for, training and practicing adopted protocols and procedures
to address site based emergencies. Providing a simplified yet broad-based application that can be used at any
building or facility to effectively plan, prepare, and respond to emergencies, the CRK is easily adaptable for
workplace installation, and compliments OSHA, NFPA and Department of Homeland Security standards.
The patent recognizes both the emergency preparation methodologies as well as the comprehensive crisis
resource kit designed specifically for use in emergency situations. More particularly, the CRK provides
administrators, teachers, and personnel with the procedures, tools, communication devices, crucial contact
information, and critical logistical data required to successfully respond to a host of emergency situations until
such time that first responders can assume control.
“There is a need to cluster topics into natural disasters, human caused disasters, evacuation procedures, medical
protocols, etc., and to organize critical documents so that their presentation is user-friendly before, during and
after a crisis or emergency,” said Dr. Victor H. Ferry, a noted school safety and emergency planning expert. “The
CRK provides a ready-made safety/crisis preparation kit; a prevention and response plan based on active,
successful models; and a te