Miller County Offers Smart911 Program
In a crisis situation, emergency responders having all the information they need can mean the difference between life and death.
There is now a service to help responders called Smart 9-1-1.
Arkansas is the first to adopt the system statewide and Miller County Sheriff’s Office is one of the first agencies to have the service up and running.
The program allows people to create a profile by entering personal information, like medical conditions, allergies and other data.
Miller County dispatchers are the only people that can access the information which can be relayed to paramedics, hospitals, or Lifenet dispatchers.
“Any information that we can have helps the responders make correct treatment decisions,” said Baumgardner.
The smart 9-1-1 is a secure database.
Information is only made available to a dispatcher when a person who has signed up calls 911 and the information only stays active for 45 minutes.
There is no direct cost to register.
Miller county residents can create a Smart 911 profile by going online to smart911.com.