There is an increasing number of emergency apps and technology for active shooter and crisis alert notifications, which is great – When Seconds Save Lives® – but no other system or company has over 65,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who will get immediate notification and be able to respond immediately.
With the touch of a smartphone screen, Guard911® apps instantly notify 911 and other protected schools or businesses nearby of an armed intruder emergency, as well as all first responders in the immediate area who have the ONLY free, federally approved Hero911® app. There may be an officer right around the corner who can be there in an instant to take control of the scene and save lives.
Off-duty officers saved lives in November 2019 at the Santa Clarita, California, school shooting. As hundreds of kids ran for safety, they rushed in to help. They secured the premises, found the shooter (who had shot himself and 5 others in 16 seconds), made sure there were no other shooters, and triaged injured students until medical help could arrive.
Why Hero911 is Critical to Saving Lives
The average time for a traumatized person to comprehend danger and have the ability to call 911 is called “tactical time,” which is typically 5-7 minutes. Factor in another 4 to 11 minutes for 911 calls to be processed (notification time) and another 4-18 minutes for first responders to arrive (response time). Meanwhile, the shooter is killing everyone in sight. In fact, most shooting incidents are usually over in 5-6 minutes.
With the touch of Guard911’s panic button via the smartphone app, the tactical, notification, and response times are significantly reduced, thus saving lives. A first responder with the Hero911 app can often be on scene faster than a law enforcement officer(s) being dispatched through 911 and take control of the situation. We have all learned from Columbine, that we as law enforcement officers (LEOs), no longer set up perimeters during active-killer emergencies but rather the first one or two LEOs who arrive on scene rush towards the sound of gunfire … we just need to be notified first! No other panic button app has this life-saving, immediate notification feature.
- Tactical Time: the time it takes a victim or witness to realize what is happening and call 911 – 5-7 minutes.
- Notification Time: the time it takes a 911 call to be processed and first responders dispatched – 4-11 minutes.
- Response Time: the time it takes for a first responder to be on the scene and act – 4-18 minutes.
“Utilizing Guard911 for our rural community hospital has not only offered us a peace of mind but has also been an instrumental part of our active shooter preparations by reducing the response times of our law enforcement agencies. ‘When seconds save lives’ for our local law enforcement means we’ll be there in under two minutes.” — Brady Ring, EMS Director, Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, CO.
The First Step to Stop a Killer – Minimize Tactical Time
We can’t stop a person’s intent to harm, but we can be fast when it comes to stopping a killer and minimizing the loss of lives. We all have our cellphones within quick reach and we’re hard-wired to use them immediately when anything good or bad happens. This is a huge benefit to reducing tactical time – grabbing your cellphone is automatic.
As soon as there is a perceived danger, you simply hit the Guard911 shield on your screen, follow the simple prompts to prevent inadvertent activations, and officers from our expansive Hero911 network who are in the area are alerted within seconds! It’s as simple as that. No thinking, no dialing, no explaining – just take cover and know that help is on the way.
When waiting on law enforcement to respond to a 911 call and handle a crisis, research shows the average casualty count is 14, but when police are notified right away, casualties average 2.5.
Roughly 1 Shooting Every 15 Days in 2019
So far, in America in 2019, there have been 127 people killed in 22 mass shootings. In a decade, mass shootings have taken the lives of 1,280+ children, women, and men while at school, work, and in public places. We are now averaging one mass shooting and/or killing about every two weeks, according to Christopher Combs, special agent in charge of the FBI field office in San Antonio, Texas. The only true defense against an active killer is faster tactical, notification, and response times.
Help Available 24/7 with Hero911
The only true defense against an active killer or someone with the intent to kill is faster tactical, notification, and response times. That’s where Guard911® and Hero911® work for you, your school, and your business. You can count on us as we continue to test, update, and fine-tune our technology, so you’re never left without help when you need it most. No other panic button alert app gives you a team of 65,000+ LEOs and the precious seconds needed to save lives. Contact us today to find out how to get Guard911 active in your community. If you are a law enforcement officer, please help save lives by downloading the free Hero911 app here. (618) 973-9174; [email protected].