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“While there are many ideas and theories on how to improve school safety, it is imperative that schools focus on evidence-based practices that have been proven to make them safe. The solutions from Mobilize Rescue are one of those best practices,” said Michael A. Yorio, national school security expert and President of SSI Guardian, the safety and security arm of School Specialty. “When we talk about school shootings, prevention and preparation are of hyper importance. We are thrilled to expand our emergency care solutions with Mobilize Rescue Systems.”
Schools are challenged to create and maintain learning environments that foster positive outcomes. Medical emergencies (whether severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, or other trauma) are among the challenges. School Specialty’s collaboration with Mobilize Rescue takes a comprehensive approach to institutional safety. Studies show the effectiveness of CPR/AED training decreases over time (92% of participants failed the hands-on skills exam one year after training) and having an app with a ‘just-in-time’ refresher course provides a valuable fail-safe for educators. Schools installing Mobilize Rescue’s bleeding control stations next to AEDs and making available the Mobilize Rescue app to students, faculty and even parents, ensure that every person has access to life-saving knowledge and capabilities.
“Training enough staff and faculty members to save lives is one of the biggest obstacles that schools face in preparing for medical emergencies,” said Guy Gioeli, Director of Training and Education at Mobilize Rescue Systems. “Our
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The 21st Century Safe Classroom solution set from SSI Guardian provides schools with simple, affordable, easy-to-use tools to help ensure the safety of students and teachers in the event of an active shooter or other critical emergency. The classroom package offers pre-emptive equipment such as the Quick Action Lockdown (QAL), lockdown device and lockdown shade to lock classroom doors and block windows, as well as responsive equipment such as Mobilize Rescue’s Compact kit with supplies to manage severe bleeding and airway emergencies, and the Mobilize Rescue App with ‘just-in-time’ training instructions to help laypersons provide quality care while help is on the way.
“School Specialty is honored to provide this award-winning resource which aligns with the 21st
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About Mobilize Rescue Systems
Founded in 2015, Mobilize Rescue Systems’ mission is to empower bystanders to save lives by equipping them with the resources necessary to respond to medical emergencies. Mobilize Rescue Systems’ team of medical professionals, military veterans, and software developers integrated modern medical supplies and an innovative app into a cohesive unit, the Mobilize Rescue System. This unique integration of knowledge and equipment provides an intuitive platform for untrained bystanders to assess and manage a variety of medical emergencies, such as severe bleeding, allergic reactions, cardiac arrest and more – while medical professionals are en route. The Mobilize Rescue System has been implemented by federal and law enforcement agencies, security and investigations agencies, K-12 schools and universities, public and private organizations, and has already been used to manage multiple medical emergencies across the country. For more information, email NOW@mobilizeRescue.com or visit www.mobilizerescue.com.
About School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty designs, develops and delivers the broadest assortment of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace, including essential classroom supplies, furniture, educational technology, supplemental learning resources, science-based curriculum, and evidence-based safety training & security. The Company applies its unmatched team of subject-matter experts and customized planning, development and project management tools to deliver this assortment as the 21st Century Safe School™, a concept built around best-practice school environments that support the social, emotional, mental, and physical safety of children – improving both their learning outcomes and school district performance.
School Specialty serves the U.S. and Canada through a comprehensive network of distribution centers powered by a multi-channel approach. For more information, visit https://corporate.schoolspecialty.com/ or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Find ideas, resources and inspiration by visiting our blog: https://blog.schoolspecialty.com/.
|Company Contacts:||Media Contacts:|
|Mary Stewart||Dionne Manchester and Steve Hoechster (HEX-ster)|
|Communications Director||GW Communications (for School Specialty)|
|Mobilize Rescue Systems||Tel: 212-786-6068 / 212-786-6015|
|Tel: 585-469-8497||Email: dionne@GWCco.com / shoechster@GWCco.com|
|President, SSI Guardian|
Source: School Specialty, Inc