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Lindenhurst Enhances 9-1-1 Services and Emergency Notification with Smart911

Public Safety Officials encourage residents to sign up for this free service that provides Emergency Responders with more information in the event of an emergency.

Smart911 saves critical time in an emergency and has proven to save lives nationwide. The additional information provided in a Smart911 Safety Profile enables emergency responders to know exactly where they are going and who they are looking for in a house fire, or at the scene of a vehicle accident; those details can help quicken their response time.

Smart911 allows residents to create a Safety Profile on-line at www.smart911.com for their entire household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 telecommunicators and response teams to have in the event of an emergency. When a citizen makes an emergency call, their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 telecommunicator, allowing them to send the right response teams to the right location with the right information.

“Residents that create a Safety Profile will be better prepared in all towns and counties across the country that support Smart911,” said Lindenhurst Police Chief Thomas Jones. “The Safety Profile travels with you, and the additional information provided allows public safety dispatchers to send the right response teams faster.”

With Smart911, citizens can link both home and work addresses to mobile phones, which can be passed on to responders in the field for more a detailed, rapid response. Additional information including pets in the home, vehicle details in the event of an accident, and even emergency contacts can all be included in a Safety Profile. All information is optional, and the citizen has the ability to choose what details they would like to include.

The benefits of this information on a 9-1-1 call from a cell phone are immeasurable. Mobile phones do not provide an address to the 9-1-1 telecommunicator. These emergency situations are often the worst of a person’s life, and the Safety Profile can speak for you when you might be unable.

Smart911 is currently available in 40 states and more than 1,500 municipalities across the country, and has been credited with positively impacting emergency outcomes. In the case of one missing child, the girl’s photo and physical description were immediately available to 9-1-1 telecommunicators and responders. For one heart attack victim, an address and medical notes allowed responders to be dispatched to his location quickly.

Residents are encouraged to create their Safety Profile with Smart911 today, making their information immediately available to 9-1-1, and to receive emergency notifications. Smart911 is private and secure, is only used for emergency responses, and only made available to the 9-1-1 system in the event of an emergency call. 

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