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    Smart911 - Education Month 2

    April is 9-1-1 Education Month

    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. 

    Use the checklist, resources and materials below to help you celebrate!

    STEP 1: Prepare Community Marketing Initiatives

    • Gain support from your local agencies and organization partners

    • Issue press release

      • Include a quote from public official – Police Chief, Fire Chief, or 9-1-1 Director 

      • Engage local media TV, radio, newspaper and bloggers

    STEP 2: Get Social

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    • Change the covers on your social media pages. Click for examples:

    • Share post on social platforms:

     
    9-1-1 Education Month Tips

     

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    Social Media Text Example:

    • 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



    #Thankyou911

    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!

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    Social Media Text Example: 

    • 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

    Smart911 Day

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    Social Media Text Example: 

    • 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!

    STEP 3: Reach out to Your Community

     

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    • Gain support from your local agencies and organization partners. 
    • Issue press release
    • Include a quote from public official – Police Chief, Fire Chief, Director of EMS, or 9-1-1 Director 
    • Gain support from your local agencies and organization partners. 
    • Issue press release
    • Include a quote from public official – Police Chief, Fire Chief, Director of EMS, or 9-1-1 Director 
    • Bullets are great
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    • Turning visitors into leads.

     


    • Bullets are great
    • For spelling out benefits and
    • Turning visitors into leads.

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