James Madison University Enhances Safety and Emergency Platform and Procedures

May. 03, 2010

System Enhances Safety and Emergency Response Plans and Procedures, Strengthens Partnerships with Local First Responders
 
Harrisonburg, VA (May, 2010) — James Madison University, a recognized leader in the development of policies and procedures for colleges and universities, as well as campus environment safety and security management, has selected and installed NaviGate&trade: to enhance their emergency response procedures and capabilities. NaviGate will serve as a secure platform to provide controlled access to all essential information, enhance normal operations and instantly provide critical information access to designated university personnel and first responders in the event of an emergency. NaviGate was evaluated by the University to be the best value to the University and will provide the University with a comprehensive critical information management solution. As a result of the qualification and selection by JMU, the NaviGate system also is an available product for all organizations in the VASCUPP network.
 
NaviGate, the critical information management system from Lauren Innovations, gives the university and community emergency first responders the ability to access safety and security information online and respond more quickly and effectively to incidents in emergency situations.
 
The implementation of NaviGate will enhance and expand a strong partnership between the university and community first responders as the system facilitates a collaborative effort on creating a safety plan and procedures. Once the plan is established, and when an emergency incident occurs, the system will provide first emergency responders with access to the vital information about the situation and university facilities on campus so responders can assess the situation before they arrive at the scene. James Madison University will also use NaviGate for its additional capabilities for everyday applications, including document management, best practices, regulatory compliance, and learning management.
"James Madison University is highly regarded as an institution that creates and implements the leading policies and procedures for colleges and universities, and their campus facilities, their faculty, staff and students and their communities," said Bennett Fierman, PhD and president of Lauren Innovations. "We are delighted about their decision to use NaviGate as a core component of their strategic efforts for safety and security."
 
About NaviGate
NaviGate has been developed by Lauren Innovations to manage and apply the critical information any company or institution needs to effectively run and optimize their organization. From day–to–day operations and learning management to compliance and safety initiatives, NaviGate allows for secure, instant online access to the information anytime, anywhere. Navigate allows users to take immediate, focused action in a time of crisis. Further, NaviGate facilitates and enhances regulatory compliance for any organization in any environment, including all corporate, market and governmental requirements. It communicates critical information to the appropriate personnel and provides online learning, training and testing to those on existing, new and changed information. Based on its proven effectiveness, NaviGate has been SAFETY Act designated as a qualified anti-terrorism technology by the US Department of Homeland Security.
 
About James Madison University
James Madison University is a comprehensive university that is part of the statewide system of public higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The university offers more than 100 degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels with primary emphasis on the undergraduate student. Approximately 17,900 students are enrolled in the 696–acre campus. JMU is nationally recognized for it its high quality academics at a reasonable price and was distinguished as one of the nations' top 50 "Best Value" public universities in the 2009 Princeton review "Best Value Colleges." For the 15th consecutive year, the university was also ranked as the top public, master's–level university in the South by the annual poll on academic quality conducted by U.S. News & World Report for its guidebook, "2009 America's Best Colleges."
 
About Lauren Innovations
Lauren Innovations is dedicated to the development and enhancement of technologies and services that contribute to a safer, healthier and more secure world. Our strength is in our ability to be a dynamic provider of corporate applications and resources for health, wellness, safety and preparedness products and services. It is our culture to provide products, systems and services with integrity, responsibility to our staff, customers and the environment, and to strive for excellence in all that we provide. Visit the company website at: www.laureninnovations.com. Lauren Innovations is a member of the Lauren International family of businesses with over 40 years experience. Lauren International is headquartered in Ohio and has locations throughout the US, Germany and England Visit the company's website at: www.laureninternational.com.