The panic button application is installed on the teacher's telephones in South Carolina

Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster (pictured) says a panic button application is being installed on the cell phone of every teacher in his county

With a click of a button, South Carolina teachers can now alert the first responders to emergencies within their schools.

Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said a panic button application is being installed on the cell phone of every teacher in his county.

Foster said that when someone presses the button, he instantly alerts the police, paramedics, firefighters, school administrators and calls 911.

Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster (pictured) says a panic button application is being installed on the cell phone of every teacher in his county

Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster (pictured) says a panic button application is being installed on the cell phone of every teacher in his county

Foster said that when someone presses the button (in the image), they alert the police, paramedics, firefighters, school administrators and 911

Foster said that when someone presses the button (in the image), they alert the police, paramedics, firefighters, school administrators and 911

Foster said that when someone presses the button (in the image), they alert the police, paramedics, firefighters, school administrators and 911

According to Rave Mobile Safety, the Rave Panic Button emergency response application improves emergency response by communicating details of an on-site crisis to faculty, staff and security resource officers, while notifying 911 officials simultaneously.

"By having the ability to receive that notification, we believe we are saving between three and four minutes from notification to the first respondent," Assistant Director Todd Johnson told WTOC.

The application shows a great panic button with the words & # 39; active shooter & # 39;

It shows the four police options, 911, medical response personnel and firefighters.

Foster said the application can save valuable seconds, since first responders can go to school while a 911 dispatcher gathers information.

According to the sheriff, Newberry County is the first in the state with the application.

According to Rave Mobile Safety, the Rave Panic Button emergency response application improves emergency response by communicating details of an on-site crisis to faculty, staff and security resource officers, while notifying officers 911 (in the photo) & # 39;

According to Rave Mobile Safety, the Rave Panic Button emergency response application improves emergency response by communicating details of an on-site crisis to faculty, staff and security resource officers, while notifying officers 911 (in the photo) & # 39;

According to Rave Mobile Safety, the Rave Panic Button emergency response application improves emergency response by communicating details of an on-site crisis to faculty, staff and security resource officers, while notifying officers 911 (in the photo) & # 39;

Foster said the application can also identify the location of any 911 call made from a school.

The panic button application was installed on all the phones of the school district administrator last year, according to WTOC.

Foster said the application is important because there are 13 campuses spread over 620 miles in Newberry County.

The application works through a geo-reference to ping where your location is located, so having it installed on a phone allows the first to answer exactly where the emergency is.

Officials said the application costs around $ 10,000 a year, which is divided among four agencies in the county, including the sheriff's office, the school district, Newberry County Public Safety and Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Each agency pays around $ 2,500 per year.

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