In 2008, the United States Congress recognized April as National 911 Education Month. The goal of this month-long campaign is to educate the public about how and when to call 9-1-1, emphasizing local technological capabilities such as and Smart911, text-to-911, and NG911.
During this month, we also take the opportunity to thank our Public Safety Telecommunicators for their service and celebrate Smart911 Day by encouraging your community to sign up for Smart911 by April 30, 2021.
Gain support from your local agencies and organization partners
Include a quote from public official – Police Chief, Fire Chief, or 9-1-1 Director
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Happy #911EducationMonth! We want to take this time to thank the unsung heroes of public safety: 9-1-1 Operators. Here are some tips to remember when calling 9-1-1. To start, you can help first responders by updating your #Smart911 Profile!
Did you know that today marks the start of #911EducationMonth? An informed caller is 9-1-1's best caller. Help first responders get details quickly by signing up for #Smart911
It's so important to be educated on the Do’s and Don'ts of calling 9-1-1. Here are some guidelines you can follow when preparing to put safety first. Creating your #Smart911 profile is a good place to start!
Thank you to those 9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers that dedicate their lives to the public. #thankyou911 #Smart911
You're there when we need you. Every call. Every day. When every second counts. #thankyou911 #Smart911
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Happy #Smart911Day! #Smart911 was first launched in 2009. Help first responders get details quickly by creating your safety profile and signing up for #Smart911!
Let’s celebrate! #Smart911 is currently available in all 50 states and more than 3,500 municipalities across the country. We protect over 66 million people nationwide! Sign up today and join us on the road to #safety!
Host or participate in virtual community meetings to educate about 9-1-1 and Smart911. Click for example: