Orleans Parish Communication District Hosting Press Conference to Announce Launch of Rave Panic Button Technology in Orleans Parish Schools

 

MEDIA ADVISORY
OCTOBER 30, 2019

Orleans Parish Communication District Hosting Press Conference to Announce
Launch of Rave Panic Button Technology in Orleans Parish Schools

NEW ORLEANS, LA  – The Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD), in partnership with the City of New Orleans, Orleans Parish Schools and multiple New Orleans public safety agencies, will be holding a press conference to announce the launch of the Rave Panic Button Application on school campuses in Orleans Parish.

Rave Panic Button is a smart phone application designed to speed emergency response to school campuses by alerting authorities when there is a medical emergency, fire, active shooter or any other emergency that requires quick response. When a teacher, administrator or staff member activates the button, it simultaneously places a 9-1-1 call to OPCD, while delivering immediate notification of the type and location of the emergency to other school employees.

Once OPCD has received the call, the agency then has the ability to connect with the specific person who made the alert, communicate with all school employees on campus, and communicate information directly to first responders as they travel to, and arrive on, the scene of the emergency.

      • WHO: Mayor Latoya Cantrell, OPCD Executive Director, Tyrell Morris, Representatives from Louisiana State Police, New Orleans Public Safety Officials, New Orleans Public Schools, Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Catholic Schools, New Orleans Private Schools and Rave Mobile Safety
      • WHAT: Press Conference regarding the implementation of the Rave Public Safety Application
      • WHEN: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 3:00p.m.
      • WHERE: The Chief Warren E. McDaniels Sr. 911 Center at 118 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119


For any questions, please contact OPCD Public Information Officer, Marcus Creel at 601-319-2024 or mcreel@911nola.org

About Orleans Parish Communications District (www.911nola.org)

Formed in 1982, the Orleans Parish Communication District is the public safety answering point (PSAP) for all emergency communications via 9-1-1 within Orleans Parish.  The agency employs over 140 individuals and provides emergency medical dispatch, emergency fire dispatch, and emergency police dispatch for the millions of annual visitors and residents of the City of New Orleans. OPCD is a member of the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).

OPCD Contact:
Marcus W. Creel, MS
OPCD Public Engagement Manager
601.319.2024
mcreel@911nola.org

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