City of Montgomery Joins National Smart911 Network

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wsfa new 12Montgomery city leaders unveiled the new Smart 911 system during a meeting on Tuesday.

This new system allows residents to build a secure profile of what first responders need to know should there be an emergency. The city says the information is private and it ONLY comes up if you call 911.

For example, a resident may submit personal information about what medication they're taking, how many people live in the home or how many pets have. First responders believe this will make their jobs easier in the sense they'll have a better idea of what they're walking into.

County leaders say they are also making plans for those who do not have access to a computer.

"We're talking about having designated points like the fire departments, Pintlala church, Ramer school to have town hall meeting so people can register their information," said Montgomery County Commission chairman Elton Dean. "A lot of them don't have cell phones because there are not towers out there."

Smart 911 is up and running and residents can go to Smart 911 website to fill out a profile and the best part? It's free.

WSFA (NBC) News 9-9-14

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