Happy holidays from all of us here at Tresit Group! We hope you all had a great Christmas and are lined up to have an outstanding New Years.
We are excited for this new year and the changes and adventures it will bring. There are a lot of things to look forward to with DIR-S in the coming year. We have an exciting update to DIR-S which we are confident these changes will further enhance the user experience. Additional details regarding this update can be expected in your inbox in the coming weeks.
We recently had the opportunity to meet with Thane Hutchinson, the Principal of Mount Logan Middle School. He has been using DIR-S for the past few years and had some wonderful things to say about DIR-S, and how it has helped his school
Strong gas smell filling the cafeteria, evacuate the building.
EVACUATE alert initiated at 9:07 a.m. by Site Admin (Principal) Marlo Lassider. Location Main Building - 1st Floor
9:07 a.m. (Principal): We have a strong odor of gas that was outside but can now be smelled inside the cafeteria, so out of extreme caution we are having everybody go outside.
9:08 a.m. (Assistant Principal): I’m on my way.
9:09 a.m. (Security): This is Juliette O’Hara from security. Do you want the fire department? Your Henry Spencer, your SRO is on his way now.
9:10 a.m. (Teacher 1): I am home today, but I showed my sub how DIR-S work on my desktop before I left.
9:13 a.m. (Teacher 2): We have Burton Guster and Shaun Spencer, the volunteer parents, with us.
9:26 a.m. (Teacher 3): I checked in on the offsite button, but my students and I are on a trip. I will be monitoring here on DIR-S
9:42 a.m. (Principal): We are having all students go to Despereaux Middle School where parents will be picking up students.
With such a large school and so many people in so many different places, DIR-S made this entire ordeal much more manageable than it previously might have been. Thanks to the communication medium provided by DIR-S, the situation was handled in an orderly manner, and all students, faculty, and volunteers made it home safe and responders got the gas smell taken care of.
(Names and locations changed for privacy.)
Names and Locations changed for privacy
HALL CHECK alert initiated at 8:10 a.m. by Site Admin (Principal), Elaine Benes. Location: 1st floor, office
8:10 a.m. (Dispatch): Is this a drill?
8:11 a.m. (Principal): Not a drill, looking for Frank Buffay.
8:12 a.m. (Teacher 1): He was not in class today. I was under the impression that he did not arrive at school.
8:12 a.m. (Dispatch): Do you want an incident generated?
8:12 a.m. (Principal): Yes
8:13 a.m. (Teacher 2): He is here today. I saw him leave the library as first period was starting.
Shortly after this, the missing student was accounted for. While this situation was resolved in relatively short order, when there is a student unaccounted for, it can not be taken lightly. Thanks to DIR-S, teachers, and responders were able to communicate effectively to keep everyone informed and up to date on the situation.
Names and descriptions changed for privacy.
2:18 p.m. ASSISTANCE NEEDED alert sent out by Rosa Dias (Teacher 1). Location: Main Building – 1st Floor
2:19 p.m. (Teacher 1): A student told me there is a garbage can smoking in the boys bathroom.
2:21 p.m. (Dispatch): Dispatch copies
2:22 p.m. (Principal): SRO is evaluating the situation.
2:48 p.m. Alert escalated to HALL CHECK by SRO Jake Peralta
2:48 p.m. (Dispatch): Dispatch copes
2:48 p.m. (SRO): I escalated the alert to keep kids out of the halls while I am dealing with the smoke.
2:49 p.m. (Dispatch): Copy
2:58 p.m. (Teacher 1): Raymond Holt is my student who discovered the fire. He has black hair and was wearing a yellow t-shirt. He came running back to tell me there was a fire. When you look over the camera feed look at about 2:18. That’s when Raymond came running to tell me.
2:59 p.m. (Principal): We have him in the office, thanks.
2:59 p.m. (Teacher 2): I have a student who is being checked out. Is it ok to send her to the office?
3:00 p.m. (Principal): Yes, just make sure and send them with a hall pass.
DIR-S enabled the School Resource Officer to assess the situation and keep teachers updated as the situation progressed. Doing this kept students out of the halls until the smoke cleared.