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Governor Hickenlooper signs new interoperable communications bill at Rock Canyon High School

On Friday, June 10, 2011, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law, Senate Bill 11-173, the "Interoperable Communications in Schools" measure that ensures schools will have quick and reliable communication with first responders. Representatives from various local law enforcement agencies, fire districts, as well as DCSD security were on hand to show support for the legislation that is the first in the nation to envision statewide interoperability that includes all schools.

Before the bill, many first responders across the state were unable to directly communicate with school personnel during an emergency because they use different radio systems. This can slow the flow of critical information needed to respond to a medical emergency or lockdown a school during a search for a dangerous suspect.

January 12, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Safety and Security

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.