New Jersey is considering school safety measures this week as tens of thousands of students prepare to return to classrooms throughout the state. Governor Phil Murphy introduced new steps to protect students and educators.
In the case of an emergency, first responders, including police, fire, and EMTs, will need to examine the building’s floor plans to gain a feel for the layout. Principal Ryan Aupperlee of East Brook Middle School says, “When you’re pumped up on adrenaline and headed into an emergency situation, it is not the time to assimilate that knowledge.”
The use of Collaborative Response Graphics is yet another option. The New York-based firm Augmented Construction, which provides services in virtual design and construction, created a customized 3D map for a school in Westchester County. Similar to those used in other states, New Jersey’s will have a common visual style. “These electronically available representations may give a lot speedier way of locating places and emergency routes than any conventional construction schematic that may already be in use,” Murphy says. When compared to more conventional building schematics, “these visualizations may give a far speedier manner of locating places and emergency routes.”
The governor has announced that 1,500 of the state’s 3,000 schools would be mapped with the aid of $6.5 million in federal funding. A strategy for the remaining land has been mapped out. “Every second is crucial in this situation. “The pressure points, doors, and air vents may all play a role in determining who survives and who dies.” Congressman Josh Gottheimer made the claim. Gottheimer claims gunfire is an additional issue. He has heard that since 2018, 119 people have been killed or injured in K-12 schools throughout the United States. The president of the Paramus Board of Education, Melissa Caminiti, said, “We know this will make it a lot easier for them to execute their obligations when, God forbid, there is something that needs to be addressed swiftly.” “A fire might break out at any time. There may be a connection to the system itself. Possibly, this is relevant to something else, something that isn’t quite as emotionally strong as the preceding case. ” There was also help from Aupperlee.
This new technology is only one of many precautions that have been taken over the years to make sure that pupils are safe at school.