BOONE COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS SMART 911
Boone County Communications Enhances Public Safety With Smart911
Public Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Sign Up For the Free Service That Enhances Emergency Response and Sends Community Alerts and Notifications
BOONE COUNTY, IN. – What if there is a fire, a medical emergency, or a child goes missing?
When you dial 9-1-1, you’re panicked and even the simplest of details like an address or medical notes can be hard to remember.
The Boone County Communications Center has a free new service in place to provide this information to communications officers as soon as a 9-1-1 call is placed. Smart911 is a national service that allows citizens to create a free safety profile for their household that includes any information they want the 9-1-1 communications center and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. If that citizen needs to dial 9-1-1, from their land line or cell phone, their safety profile will immediately display on the call taker’s screen, saving seconds and even minutes in response to the emergency.
“Smart911 will allow both 9-1-1 call takers and emergency responders to have more detailed information about a citizen in need, leading to faster response times and ultimately more lives saved,” said Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen. “We pride ourselves in using the most innovative technology in order to continually offer the highest level of safety and security for all residents, and Smart911 will offer exactly that to our Boone County community.”
“In a time when we rely heavily on technology for day to day activities, it’s a great thing to be able to use it to keep our community safer. When we are approaching the scene of an emergency knowing details, such as how many people and pets live in the home and where the bedrooms are situated, this information can ensure first responders know who we need to help and where they might specifically be located.”
Smart911 has been adopted in 40 states and over 1,500 municipalities. It has been credited with positively impacting emergency situations and saving lives across the U.S., including a missing child case in Arkansas, a heart attack victim in Tennessee and a man trapped in a house fire in Michigan.
All Whitestown and Boone County Citizens are encouraged to create their Safety Profile with Smart911 today to have their information immediately available to 9-1-1. 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.
Sign up now at www.smart911.com.