Officials from the cities of Westminster, Arvada and Lakewood as well as Jefferson County announced today that they have implemented Smart911 to enhance delivery of 9-1-1 emergency services for area citizens. Rave Mobile Safety’s Smart911 is a public/private partnership creating a first-of-its-kind, critical caller database that is already helping citizens and emergency responders across 20 states. Currently, when
9-1-1 receives a call, only a phone number and minimal levels of location data are displayed. With Smart 911, citizens create a Safety Profile online consisting of additional data about themselves and family members which is automatically displayed to 9-1-1 call-takers (telecommunicators) during emergency calls. The result is far greater emergency response effectiveness and saved lives.
“Having more information is an immeasurable benefit to emergency responders and we encourage citizens to create a Smart911 Safety Profile,” said Kevin Paletta, Chief of the Lakewood Police Department. “The profile can detail medical conditions and disabilities that help dispatchers understand why a caller might be uncommunicative, expediting and supporting EMT response. They can let fire crews know not only how many residents are at a home, but locations of bedrooms. Police can be alerted to potential threats and photos can be available to facilitate the search for a missing child. In an emergency, more information means greater effectiveness, saving invaluable time and lives.”
Smart911 is a nation-wide service that is entirely private, secure and free of charge to the citizens. Paid for by the Jefferson County 911 Authority Board, citizens can create a Safety Profile at www.Smart911.com, entering vital data they want made available on themselves and family members, their residence and even pets. This can include data on medical conditions, disabilities and/or special needs, children’s photos, home addresses of cellphone callers, floor plans and other pertinent information. Smart911 delivers this information automatically to telecommunicators, who then enable responders to be more effective because they have access to critical health and logistics information before arriving at the scene of an emergency.
“By deploying Smart911 and urging citizens to create a Safety Profile,” said Tom Axbey, president and CEO of Rave Mobile Safety, “these law enforcement agencies are demonstrating their commitment to delivering the most effective emergency services possible to area citizens. The agencies are realizing how detailed information can dramatically improve emergency outcomes, and as this public/private partnership expands, we can look forward to increased public safety across the entire country.”
Representatives from all four agencies will be on hand to demonstrate and answer questions about Smart 911 at 10:00 am June 19th at the Westminster Police Department’s Communications Center. The Communications Center is located at 9110 Yates St. in Westminster. For further information contact the Westminster Police Department at 303-658-2400 or a Public Information Officer from any of the four agencies.
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Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2012