I think it's a great idea! Dispatch already has the ability to patch us through to a school official as we are enroute to communicate things like which door number we should use, and which gates will be up for us.For example, if a student sustains an injury during gym class the teacher can effectively communicate with EMT staffers before their arrival at the school, assisting with rapid and succinct actions.
Also, 911 dispatchers can call schools “to alert them to lock their doors or take other emergency precautions based on the incidents outside the school. This will prevent unanswered phone calls or other failures,”
Really? when has phone calls gone unanswered at a school. USE THE PHONES. I see BAD things happening here. Wait until one of the teachers steps on a FF trying to call a mayday; or a principal takes the radio home and decides to play traffic cop/curfew officer.
I realize that the article is missing a lot of technical details but they are not giving the schools police radios.Instead of giving everyone at the school a police radio, why not give the police a school radio?
Unfortunately the Chardon Schools were the scene of a shooting that left 3 students dead and a fourth severely wounded. A friend of mine's daughter still is having trouble dealing with the aftermath 2 years laterThis seems to me like creating a problem that doesn't actually exist.
. I have this funny feeling the only teachers and students that don't feel safe will be in schools that will never have such a system see the light of day.
Yeah I get that there is a school shooter problem but is there a problem using an intermediary to relay information to first responders? Do first responders not have enough going on in their heads they need to talk to a frantic 4th grade teacher directly as a shooter blows the brains out of her students right in front of her? Do the teachers and students still feel unsafe and will this change anything?Unfortunately the Chardon Schools were the scene of a shooting that left 3 students dead and a fourth severely wounded. A friend of mine's daughter still is having trouble dealing with the aftermath 2 years later
I realize that the article is missing a lot of technical details but they are not giving the schools police radios.
This system works similar to Motobridge. The schools on site UHF MotoTrbo System can be patched to the public safety 800 MHz P25 trunk on demand by a dispatcher. The schools also have the ability to patch together individual schools to each other or to the school bus P25 talk group.
I think that is being used in more than just schools. Isn't that the system that a lot of legislatures and Congress use? It can be set off either by capitol police in emergencies, or by the leaders for call backs for important votes and things like thatI saw an analog receiver a year or so ago that seemed to have a similar use in mind. It's called the Safeceiver. It was meant to give school personnel the ability to monitor a channel and listen for directions.
The problem with this system is that teachers are not trained for radio discipline and could easily overwhelm the system or clog it up.