Seminole State College of Florida recently introduced the LifeLine Response Enterprise personal safety mobile app free of charge for students, faculty and staff.
The app runs on iPhones and Android devices and can be used 24/7 on and off-campus.
In the event of a 911 emergency, LifeLine Response alerts emergency responders with the user’s location and identifying details. The user’s personal contacts also receive text and email alerts and instructions to access further details.
LifeLine Response also allows Seminole State to send email alerts and push notifications about potentially dangerous situations on campus, supplementing emergency communications that are already in place. For non-911 emergencies, students, faculty and staff are urged to continue to call the Office of Safety and Security at 407.708.2178.
The app will be officially launched to students during club recruitment events at all four campuses Sept. 22-24. An information table will be set up at each campus.
In recent years, hundreds of colleges and universities have introduced similar apps in an effort to help students handle dangerous or troubling circumstances. Seminole State is the first college in Florida to offer LifeLine Response Enterprise.
“The safety of the Seminole State community is our top priority, and we’re proud to partner with LifeLine Response to offer protection and peace of mind,” says Dr. Dick Hamann, vice president of Information Technology and also chairman of the Emergency Response Team. “By introducing this app, we hope students, faculty and staff will feel even more at home here.”
LifeLine is considered the industry leader, Hamann says.
Students can download the app through the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and then register using their Seminole State email addresses. For more information, visit seminolestate.edu/lifeline.