Elmore County Purchases Smart911 to Improve 9-1-1 Response
Smart911 Now Helping To Keep Citizens Safer In Idaho
Elmore County Public Safety Communications Board announced that they have contracted with Rave Mobile Safety to implement Smart911, a public safety solution that provides critical emergency data during incoming 9-1-1 calls. Elmore County will be first in the state of Idaho to join the rapidly expanding list of municipalities using Smart911, including Nashville TN, Lexington KY, Atlanta GA and many others across the U.S.. Smart911 allows citizens to create a free and secure safety profile (for themselves and their household) that will automatically display at participating 9-1-1 centers immediately upon placing a 9-1-1 call.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve efficiencies and 9-1-1 emergency response,” said Traci Lefever, E911 Coordinator at the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office. “Smart911 was an obvious choice. The information provided to our PSAP will deliver insights about callers that we usually only uncover upon arriving at an emergency. We are excited to be the first municipality in Idaho to use Smart911 and encourage our citizens to sign-up immediately, to better protect themselves and their families during an emergency situation.”
“The first few hours following the abduction of a child are critical if they are to be found safely” said Senator Mike Crapo, a founding member of the Senate Missing and Exploited Children’s Caucus.
Smart911 provides citizens with the opportunity to have current photos as well as descriptions of their children in their Safety Profile. This allows for faster dissemination of a child’s information to the field and gives a great advantage in emergency response efforts.
Citizens can provide information through www.Smart911.com, including a list of family members and pets, photos, medical conditions, home addresses of mobile phone callers, disabilities or allergies, and other rescue-related information. Smart911 then delivers this information automatically to 9-1-1 call takers at participating PSAPs. The service, which is free to citizens, enhances response and supports improved incident outcomes. The service also supports citizen demand for the ability to easily provide and manage special needs data.
“We’re excited to extend Smart911 to the state of Idaho,” said Tom Axbey, President and CEO, Rave Mobile Safety. “Smart911 adoption is rapidly growing throughout municipalities and through citizen registrations. By providing additional information during 9-1-1 calls, more and more citizens will be better protected during emergencies.”
About Elmore County E911
Elmore County E911 operates under the Elmore County Sheriff and services all County municipalities including Mountain Home (city & rural) Tipanuk/Oasis, Glenns Ferry, Atlanta, Hammett, Chatin Flats, Pine/Featherville, Prairie, King Hill and portions of Mayfield located within Elmore County. They receive all mobile and landline calls for the county and dispatch for Police, Fire and EMS agencies. The E911 Dispatch Center receives over 9,600 calls per year.
About Rave Mobile Safety
Rave Mobile Safety is the leading provider of software safety solutions. Rave designs, sells and supports an award-winning suite of safety applications including Rave Alert, a multimodal emergency notification system; Rave Guardian, a GPS-enabled personal safety tool; and Smart911, a software solution for more effective 9-1-1 responses. Hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals nationwide rely on Rave Mobile Safety technologies for improved safety in communities, at schools, in the home, and at work. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. For further information, please visit www.ravemobilesafety.com.