ORIGINS AND VISION
In 2018, the Tulare County Office of Education created an advisory group of first responders and brought them together because they all cared about school safety and wanted to do something more. This advisory group included law enforcement, fire and emergency services, medical centers, and mental health groups. Realizing how important it is for emergency services and schools to work together during critical incidents, they were asked what the Tulare County Office of Education could do to improve their response in an emergency. The list was long, but a shared mapping structure was by far the most crucial item on it. This was the first step on the way of developing the ActVnet program.
THE POWER OF MAPPING
IN CONSTANT DEVELOPMENT
ActVnet remains committed to continuous improvement and adaptation. We regularly seek input from educational institutions as well as first responders to improve the program and solve new challenges. ActVnet also conducts regular training sessions and drills to ensure that all parties involved are well prepared to utilize the platform effectively in times of crisis.
As ActVnet continues to gain momentum, its impact extends beyond Tulare County. Other counties and districts are showing interest and joining the program because they see the value it brings to keeping schools and first responders safe. ActVnet began collaborating with neighboring communities and sharing best practices to facilitate the adoption and implementation of the program.
ActVnet’s vision has always been to provide an effective, connected system that improves school security and safety. By developing partnerships, implementing mapping technology, and continually connecting with everyone involved, ActVnet strives to create a standard in safety and revolutionize the way first responders and schools connect during emergencies, ultimately creating safer environments and saving lives.