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For Immediate Release
Monday April 10, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
*MEDIA ADVISORY/RSVP REQUESTED*
North Providence, R.I. To Become First City in the Nation to Protect All Municipal Buildings against Active Shooter Threats
Media Invited to April 18 Event at North Providence High School
NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Charles Lombardi will announce plans to install Active Shooter Detection Systems in every municipal building in the city of North Providence, to protect residents, students, staff, and visitors against the threat of an active shooter.
EVENT: Active Shooter Detection Demonstration & Media Event
Mayor Lombardi, in collaboration with Rhode Island State, School and City Officials and Shooter Detection Systems, will host a media event showcasing North Providence’s commitment to safety as the first city in the nation to install The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System in all municipal buildings across the city. The system will protect students, staff and the community against the active shooter threat by providing immediate notification of gunshots, allowing for rapid response by First Responders and building occupants. Join North Providence and Rhode Island State Officials for project announcements and an Active Shooter Detection and Police Response Demonstration at the North Providence High School, the first of many city municipal buildings to utilize this technology.
- North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi
- North Providence Police Department Chief Christopher J. Pelagio
- Superintendent of Schools Melinda A. Smith
- Rhode Island State Police Colonel Ann Assumpico
- Shooter Detection Systems’ CEO Christian Connors
Tuesday, April 18
11 a.m. to noon.
North Providence High School
1828 Mineral Spring Ave.
North Providence, R.I. 02904
Mayor Charles Lombardi, the North Providence Police Department and City Officials have a strong commitment to the collective safety of their residents, students, staff, and visitors. As a part of this collaborative commitment, Mayor Lombardi has approved funding for the installation of Shooter Detection Systems’ indoor active shooter detection system, a network of reliable gunshot detection sensors that immediately detect gunshots and notify building occupants and law enforcement with shot location and incident details, allowing for a life-saving immediate response to the active shooter threat.
Law Enforcement experts agree that effective response to an active shooter incident depends on sending immediate notification with reliable incident details to first responders and at-risk building occupants. First responders must immediately address the active shooter situation in progress and reduce the incident’s duration to save lives. Building occupants also need this information to safely implement their “Run, Hide, Fight” training and make the best decisions to save their own lives during a terrifying situation.
Mayor Lombardi, in collaboration with Rhode Island State, School and City Officials and Shooter Detection Systems will host an event showcasing North Providence’s commitment to safety and as the first city in the nation to install The Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System in every municipal building across the city to protect students, staff, and the community against the active shooter threat.
With Shooter Detection Systems installed in all schools and city buildings throughout North Providence, immediate and accurate detection and location gunshot alerts will be rapidly received by building occupants and law enforcement in the event of an active shooter.
Members of the Media are kindly asked to RSVP by contacting John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC:
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
About Shooter Detection Systems, LLC
Shooter Detection Systems is the world leader in indoor gunshot detection technology. Developed in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a major defense contractor, SDS’ gunshot detection systems utilize the most advanced and proven shooter detection technologies available in the commercial market. SDS is focused on saving lives through the use of proven, military-grade technology designed by the world’s foremost scientists. The company’s technology is currently deployed in airports, schools, healthcare facilities, Fortune 500 corporations, municipal buildings, court systems, major utilities, manufacturing plants, high-rise office buildings, and government and private buildings. For more information, visit our website at www.shooterdetectionsystems.com or call 1-844-SHOT911. Follow Shooter Detection Systems on Twitter @shooterdetect.