Glenn County announced today that they have joined Smart911, a program that lets citizens create a "Safety Profile" that will help dispatchers fill in the gaps created when someone makes a 911 call.
With Smart911, when 911 is called the caller's profile will immediately show up on the dispatchers computer screen. "Smart911 will allow citizens to take a proactive role in the safety of their families, as well as give our 911 dispatchers and response teams a way to save time and ultimately lives," said Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones.
The "Safety Profile" will include information about an individual or household that can contain details about medical conditions, required medications, pets and emergency contacts, to name a few. The profile also allows the user to upload photos of household members in the case somebody goes missing and an Amber or Silver Alert needs to be issued.
For those who are worried about privacy, it is important to note information is only available when a person calls 911.
The program is currently available in 35 states and more than 500 municipalities across the country.
If you are interested in signing up visit smart911.com.
Posted October 9, 2014
By Action News Now