Smart911 is Now Available in Cherokee County


Public safety officials in Cherokee County are working on ways to improve 911 service. Leaders unveiled Smart911 today. The free service lets you create a safety profile for your household. It can include any information that first responders might need to know in the event of an emergency. When you call 911, your profile will immediately display to dispatchers saving critical seconds and minutes.

Information could include how many people live in the home and the location of bedrooms. EMS can be advised of allergies or specific medical conditions and police can have the photo of a missing child. Additional information including pets in the home, vehicle details in the event of an accident, and even emergency contacts can all be included in a Safety Profile. All information is optional and the citizen has the ability to choose what details they would like to include.

Smart911 has been adopted in 33 states. The system is private and secure, is only used for emergency responses, and only made available to the 9-1-1 system in the event of an emergency call.


Posted on May 9, 2014

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