The Sussex Technical School District has announced it will be the first district in Sussex County to implement use of a phone app that would help in times of emergencies.

District staff will begin using the “Rave Panic Button” app, in partnership with the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center,” with intentions of decreasing response times and alerting first responders to a specific campus locations.

“Keeping students and staff safe and secure is our top priority” said Stephen Guthrie, Superintendent of Sussex Tech School District. He continued “We hope that emergencies never happen, but this app is another tool that our staff will be using to be prepared and work with responders.”

Officials say the app can notify first responders of the exact building on campus where an emergency has occurred. As it is calling 9-1-1, the app also simultaneously sends out a notification to staff members, alerting them of emergencies ranging from fire, medical, police or active assailant.