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How a Wireless Remote Could Be Used in a School Emergency

(TNS) — Every second counts during an emergency, especially when it comes to an emergency in a school.

That's why Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, a former College of Staten Island (CSI) professor of nursing, came up with an idea to help teachers during a crisis.

The Teacher Alert System (TAS) is a wireless remote that provides direct connection to the police, firefighters, EMTs and the principal. It also includes a button to alert the school and police if there is an active shooter.

"As a college professor and registered nurse I became frustrated with the lack of resources available to our teachers," Vonfrolio said. "Why can't teachers who have the responsibility of teaching and caring for our most precious possessions — our children — have a better way to summon help?"

The wireless unit connects to the base using Bluetooth, which connects to Wi-Fi, cellular or satellite.