Last year, the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) rolled out the Venuetize Easy Alert app in Washington State. Now the organization is focused on training the 295 school districts in the state to use it to ensure emergency responders can react and respond quickly in an emergency – and to proactively put together plans ahead of an incident. You can learn more about Easy Alert and our DHS SAFETY Act certified security platform here.
This week, KOMO-TV news ran a story on WASPC’s rollout of the Easy Alert app – and the training Washington educators are getting on the solution. You can check out the story, which details how Easy Alert is used, here.
According to David Corr of WASPC, who conducts training with educators on the system, using Easy Alert, “we work with law enforcement to predetermine where to set up incident command, where to set up staging areas for SWAT teams and fire fighters, where to put road blocks, media staging, and where we are going to have family reunification.”
We are proud to work with more than 12,000 K-12 schools and other campuses across the country to help effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency, and are thrilled to be a part of WASPC’s proactive program to roll Easy Alert out to all of the districts in the state.
Chris is Venuetize’s Vice President of Business Development. According to him, “that means I help open doors that lead to sales and partnerships.”
Why do you do what you do?
Having worked in technology within the sports and entertainment field for 30 years, I have a passion for technologies that are leading the charge. Mobile has become the new frontier of the fan experience and it is thrilling to have an effect on that journey. I’m a total technology geek so the most fun part of my job is getting to evaluate a bunch of cutting edge technologies and help decide which ones fit in the Venuetize ecosystem.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Talking to people who really “get it” when I show them the platform. Hearing how impressed people are with our technology is really exciting to me and makes proud of what we’ve built.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
I love anything to do with vegetables…growing them, eating them. I’m a vegan and a total foodie. Fortunately, my wife’s a great chef so I’m pretty lucky. We turned our whole backyard into a garden to keep up with our love of vegetables and most weekends in the summer, that’s where you’ll find me.
What’s something very few people know about you?
I had aspirations to be an Olympic ski racer when I was young.
Describe your most memorable birthday?
I spent my 60th birthday last year in Arizona seeing the Grand Canyon and getting married to the love of my life in Sedona.